What is SensusAccess?
Available in all Canvas courses for all Canvas users
SensusAccess supports inclusive education by converting instructional material (including LaTeX and image-based PDFs) into alternative formats and languages. SensusAccess aims to empower students with disabilities, promote independence and self-sufficiency, and support inclusive education. SensusAccess is available both as a standalone website and a Canvas integration, providing faculty and students with fully automated document conversion and remediation capabilities right at their fingertips.
SensusAccess makes conversion of course material (such as textbooks, journal articles, links to optional readings, lecture notes, presentations, hand-outs, exercises and assignments) into audio books, Braille, digital large-print, e-books and other accessible formats available directly from within Modules, Files, Assignments, Discussions, Pages and Quizzes. Converted documents can be downloaded directly or delivered to the registered email address of the user.
To try SensusAccess yourself, look for documents in Canvas that are marked with a blue S, or visit CASS's standalone website, which can be used with documents in Gradescope, Piazza, and other Caltech-licensed educational technology tools.