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The Carlson Accessible Media Program and RCPD

Arriving at MSU with disabilities is a fantastic opportunity toward life success. The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities is committed to lead Michigan State University in maximizing ability and opportunity for full participation by persons with disabilities. However, certain disabilities like blindness, learning disabilities including dyslexia, and physical challenges can all hinder one’s ability to manage the textbooks and other reading materials that are a core part of college life.

Help us make textbooks and reading materials accessible for students with disabilities.

A core function of the RCPD is disability-related services to the MSU community. This includes the production of alternative format materials for people with print-related disabilities. Alternative format materials include: Braille (literary and scientific), audio, large print, tactile graphic, and electronic. These formats provide access to information and knowledge for persons with print-related disabilities including blindness, visual impairment, learning disabilities, and certain motor disabilities. Such services are provided at no cost to RCPD registered students with print-related disabilities, who are both deemed eligible for alternative formats and using the material in MSU credit-granting courses. 

Building upon our leadership in accessible textbook production, our team has formed a cross-campus effort promising new opportunities in accessible math notation. Another new capacity is map production for students. Specialized tactile and audio maps are increasingly enabling students to gain confidence on this large campus, as well as grow awareness of other geographical constructs around the state and beyond. These innovations foster independence, confidence and self-reliance, allowing students with visual and spatial disabilities to more fully participate in all campus life has to offer.

$50 allows us to produce a Tactile Graph/Map

$100 allows us to produce an Electronic Textbook

$2000 provides a Braille Textbook

Who We Are

The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities is a dynamic team, ready to assist students, employees, and visitors with resources that create an environment of opportunity.

Michael Hudson, Director

Angela Sebald, Ability Access Specialist

Lina Wu, Media Access Specialist
Stephen Blosser, Assistive Technology Specialist

Peter Jansen, Bioengineering Student Worker/Tower Guard Volunteer Org.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 19OOPCF1RCPDGGD” in the note section.

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