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Sensus Access Instructions

Using Sensus Access

SensusAccess is a quick self-service tool for converting document(s) to formats that are accessible to students with disabilities. University of Dayton students with disabilities and all University of Dayton employees may use SensusAccess software. 

  1. 1. Click here to begin using Sensus Access in another window.
  2. 2. On the Self-Service Alternative Format:Sensus Access page, read the agreement and click the link to open Sensus Access .
  3. 3. On the “Alternative Media Made Easy” screen, select the source type of the item you want to convert.
  • A file must be less than 32 megabytes and can be in any of the following supported formats: 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.
  • A URL is a website from which you want to capture text.
  • Text allows you to type or paste text directly into Sensus Access.
  1. 4. Click “Upload.”
  2. 5. Select the Target Format to designate your final output type.
  3. The Target formats available will be dependent upon your source file type.
  4. 6. Select the options appropriate for your output type.
  5. 7. Enter the email address to which you want your converted file sent and click “Submit.”
  6. The next screen will be your receipt. Note that it could take 15 min to 45 min to receive your file via email.

For printable Sensus Access instructions, click here.


Disability Services

Roesch Library
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302
Fax: 937.229.3270