Creating accessible files

Learn to create accessible course materials

The SensusAccess e-learning course describes how to convert materials to alternate formats and improve document accessibility.

Faculty may contact the Center for Pedagogical Innovation at for assistance with creating accessible content for their courses.

Student accommodations for accessing library materials

Students who require accommodations to use library materials please contact the Accessibility Services office.

Self-service: convert your files to an accessible format with SensusAccess

SensusAccess is a self-service web application that converts documents from text or image-based files into accessible formats, such as searchable PDFs, audio & talking books, Braille, or ebooks. See supported input and output file formats.

SensusAccess is available to current Wesleyan students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Convert your file.  The resulting file will be delivered to you via email. Please use your Wesleyan email address when submitting your conversion request.

This service is not recommended for materials containing confidential or private information.

SensusAccess FAQ


All users must comply with applicable law, including copyright laws. By using SensusAccess, you assert that you are authorized to access and duplicate these materials, such as appropriate permission or qualification as fair use under the law. Wesleyan's Intellectual Property website can help guide copyright and fair use decisions.