Accessibility Tools


Sensus Access

What is SensusAccess?

Sensus Access is a self-service conversion tool that allows students, faculty, and staff to convert documents into a variety of alternative formats including mp3 audio, e-books, and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert image-only PDF files or scanned images into more accessible formats.

What is SensusAccess good for?

SensusAccess allows students to take digital materials like PDFs and convert them into a file type that might be better suited for them, or to augment their learning. For instance, a student could have a PDF converted to a MP3 audio file and listen to the text while commuting.

Resources for SensusAccess


The SensusAccess service does not replace accommodations provided for students by the Disability Resource Center or for employees through the Disability Coordinator, Kelly Roberts (831-566-3023). Faculty may request assistance from the Accessibility Corps in remediating course materials.

Microsoft Immersive Reader

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What is Microsoft Immersive Reader?

Microsoft Immersive Reader allows anyone with dyslexia, low vision, visual processing disorders or ADHD to customize how they read text. It is available when using Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft products, browser extensions, mobile apps and in Canvas pages. The end user can customize the font-size, background color, font-spacing, present text using line focus, adjust font spacing, and read aloud without a screen reader.

What is MSIR good for?

Microsoft Immersive Reader is helpful for all learners and can be especially beneficial to learners with dyslexia, low vision, or visual processing disorders.

Resources for Microsoft Immersive Reader


Microsoft Immersive Reader Overview