SensusAccess Introduction

SensusAccess is a self-service solution that automates the conversion of documents into a range of alternative formats including Braille, mp3, Daisy and e-books for the visually and reading impaired. The service can also be used to convert otherwise inaccessible documents such as image-only pdf files or scanned images into more accessible formats. This no-cost web service is always available to UCSC faculty, staff and students.

Features and Functions

SensusAccess is a self-service solution to support those who require alternate formats for materials to meet their instructional or administrative needs. The service can be accessed by all UCSC users to convert documents, lecture notes and other educational material from a variety of formats. Supported file types are .doc, .docx, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, ..txt, .xml, .html, .htm, .rtf, .epub, .mobi, .tiff, .tif, .gif, .jpg, .bmp, ..pcx, .dcx, .j2k, .jp2, .jpx, .djv and .asc


This software is a built-in web application that works on most devices and platforms, (PC/Windows, Macs, Tablets and Smartphones) and is accessible via major web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer).

Getting Started 

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