Alternate Formats Collection for Students with Print Disabilities

Eligibility for Service

The Alternate Formats Collection loans titles in alternate formats such as audiobooks (MP3 download or CD), braille, large print and electronic text (PDF, Word or Epub files). These materials are intended for use by students who have been assessed as having a print disability (physical or learning disability). Students who are blind or visually impaired must be assessed by a Consultant for the Blind/Visually Impaired. Students with other print disabilities must be assessed by a resource teacher.

Resource teachers must register students with the Alternate Formats Collection in order to borrow materials.

To register a student, please use the online registration form or print form ( 82 KB).

The Alternate Formats Collection also loans alternate format materials to authorized borrowers who are members of the Canadian Association of Educational Resource Centres for Alternate Format Materials (CAER).


Alternate Formats Collection
Nancy Girardin
204 – 1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3G 0T3
Online Catalogue
Phone: 204-945-7722
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-282-8069 (ext. 7722)
Fax: 204-948-3229