Member Guide Student Eligibility

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Student Eligibility


  • An exception to the U.S. copyright laws, the Chaffe Amendment, provides for authorized entities to reproduce and distribute published works in a specialized format exclusively for use by blind or other persons with disabilities.
  • As an authorized entity, AMAC provides alternative media for students with documented print-related disabilities. AMAC does not provide access to its digital text repository to the general public.


  • AMAC provides alternative media and related services to students with documented print disabilities at member educational institutions. Braille production is also offered on a fee-for-service basis.
  • The designated disability service professionals at the member institutions are responsible to identify students eligible to receive alternative media.
  • The disability service professional and the student complete an eligibility form documenting a print disability and return the form to AMAC.

Service Agreement

  • The disability service professional and the student complete and sign the participation form.
  • The student participation form details the terms of use of copyrighted material as well as AMAC policies.