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If you have been approved for Alternative Formatting as an accommodation you will need to follow the steps below to request your alternative format textbooks:

  1. Log into the AIM PORTAL
  2. Select "Alternative Formats" under My Accommodations on the left side of you student overview
  3. First you will be asked to set your Alternative Formats Preference. Select if you  prefer PDF, Word Document or Braille (this can be updated at any time)
  4. Upload Book Receipts: select the course the receipt is for and next choose the file to upload (if you need help please contact EAS)
    • If you do not see the desired course for your textbook you will need to contact EAS
  5. Request the desired textbook(s) by completing the information under "Additional Book or Reading Materials for (Selected Semester)", please provide as much detail as possible.
    • If you do not see your desired course for your textbook you will need to contact EAS
  6. You will receive a notification sent to your CMU email when your book is ready along with the link to your book.
  7. You can Download or check on the status of your requested books through the "Alternative Formats" tab in AIM.

How to Request Alternative Format Textbooks and Materials in AIM- quick guide

How to Request Alternative Format textbooks and materials using AIM - Tutorial Video (3:32)

Please contact EAS with any questions or concerns.