EAC 085: E-Text Basics

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 1
Total Contact Hours: 18
Lecture Hours : 18
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 36
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

The course is designed to teach students with text disabilities to access and effectively utilize electronic text (e-text). 18 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Increase study skills by making full use of electronic text (e-text) features.
  • Summarize laws that support the provision of electronic text (e-text) to students with text disabilities.

Major Course Content

  1. Introduction to Electronic Text (E-text)
    1. Definition of e-text
    2. The uses of e-text in today’s society
    3. Learning styles and e-text
    4. Laws pertaining to individuals with text disabilities      
  2. Recognizing Electronic Text (E-text) Files
    1. Common file types used for e-text
    2. File extensions
    3. Which software programs open which file types    
  3. Text Readers
    1. Purpose of text readers
    2. Free software
    3. Trial software
    4. Software available for purchase only
    5. Comparison of text-reading software   
  4. Introduction to the Kurzweil 3000 Electronic Text (E-text) Reader Function
    1. Decoding support
    2. Speed and volume control
    3. Dual high-lighting features for visual reinforcement

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Assigned reading from instructor provided materials.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Written essay explaining how to request e-text from DSP&S; Written essay explaining preferred format of e-text; Written essay explaining preferred screen reading software or text reading equipment; Written essay explaining three ways that e-text can be used to enhance study techniques; Written essay explaining a sample dialog a student might have with an instructor regarding use of e-text

Examples of Outside Assignments

Written essay explaining laws pertaining to students with text disabilities.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture