As part of the University’s continuing efforts to improve the accessibility of MSU’s electronic content, SensusAccess is now available to all faculty, staff and students with a university email address. SensusAccess is a self-service solution that allows users to automatically convert inaccessible WORD, Adobe PDF, Powerpoint and image documents into more accessible versions. This service also allows faculty, staff and students to convert a range of alternate media including audiobooks (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. Users simply upload a file (i.e., WORD, Adobe PDF, Powerpoint) using the form below and enter their University email address to have the version that is more accessible to persons with disabilities emailed to them.
The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats. It takes about 5 minutes for the file to be converted into an accessible format and emailed. There is a 60MB size limit for each file.
SensusAccess will make every effort to convert your document into an accessible format. However, depending on the complexity of your document, additional manual intervention may be required.
Users should always validate the accessibility of the SensusAccess converted document using the appropriate document accessibility checker (i.e., Word, Excel, PDF, and PPT).
As a condition of using this service, all users must comply with applicable law, including copyright laws. By using SensusAccess, you assert that you have legal authorization to access and duplicate these materials, such as appropriate permission or qualification as fair use under the law.
Additional instructions and resources can be accessed by scrolling past the SensusAccess form to the end of the page.
Watch the following video to learn more about SensusAccess.
Use the form below to begin using SensusAccess to make more accessible documents.
Before accessing the SensusAccess form below, review the Step by Step instructions on how to use this service.
Please contact the IT Service Desk for any issues encountered related to using this service.
IT Service Desk: email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-655-7971
Remember to use the following email convention NetID@montclair.edu NOT NetID@mail.montclair.edu and the file size shoule be not exceed 60 MB.
- Module 1: Introduction to the e-learning course
- Module 2: Overview of the SensusAccess service
- Module 3: Producing simple MP3 files
- Module 4: Converting inaccessible and tricky documents
- Module 5: Producing simple e-books
- Module 6: Designing and creating accessible documents
- Module 7: Producing advanced e-books
- Module 8: Producing DAISY books
- Module 9: Producing Braille