Create alternative formats yourself

Use SensusAccess to convert short documents into a more accessible format including: MP3 audio, DAISY, DAISY Math, Braille, and e-books.

Conditions of use

This service is for University of Bristol students and staff who have a print disability and wish to make accessible copies of material you have either purchased, or borrowed from University of Bristol Library.

The conditions for using this service are as follows:

  • the accessible copies will only be made by or on behalf of a user with a print disability
  • you have determined that no version of the material is commercially available in an appropriate format
  • the copies will be for your/the disabled user’s personal use and further copies will not be shared with others

These conditions comply with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, Section 31A.

Please note: a University of Bristol email address is required.

Support materials

Please ask library staff if:

  • you require coloured paper for photocopying
  • you want to borrow a coloured overlay
  • you want to borrow a magnifying sheet.

Training and support

Contact the Library Support team if you need training for you or a support worker to help with:

  • using scanning equipment and software
  • converting a chapter of printed text to an electronic format or audio. 
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