Create your own alternative formats 

SensusAccess enables students and staff to:

  • convert files into a wide range of alternative formats: including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille, to meet student needs. 
  • create accessible documents from inaccessible files. For example, an image-based pdf or .jpg can be converted into an accessible Word document. 

The service is fully automated and documents you submit to the service are automatically deleted once they have been converted. SensusAccess does not store personal information. 

The service can be accessed via the web-form on this page

Copyright disclaimer 

You may use this service freely if copyright in the work to be copied has expired or you own the copyright in the work.

Otherwise, you may use this service if you are a disabled person or you are making an accessible copy for a disabled person. The disabled person must have lawful access to the copyright work that is to be copied. The accessible copy must be solely for the use of the disabled person and may not be passed on to anyone else. Please see the full copyright disclaimer here.


You will need your university email address ( to use this service. If you are a Bodleian reader but not a member of the University of Oxford, please visit the SensusAccess home page.

Please see the FAQs and guides to using SensusAccess to resolve queries. If you have a query that is not answered there, please email

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