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University Library System


What is SensusAccess

SensusAccess is a self-service tool that allows the automatic conversion of web pages and files into alternative multimedia formats, thus improving accessibility.


How to access

The service is intended for people with disabilities but is available to all students, employees, and schools of the University of Padua simply using their institutional email address ( or


How it works

Users have access to a variety of conversion services based on their needs:

  • Audio files: MP3 and audiobooks (DAISY format)
  • E-books in EPUB, EPUB3, and Mobi formats
  • Digital Braille books

Additionally, the service is designed to remediate otherwise inaccessible documents, such as image-only PDF files or scanned documents, and pictures of texts.

Follow the four easy steps below to have your document converted

  1. Upload the original file (or a link to a web page)
  2. Select the final format (output)
  3. Submit the request
  4. Receive an email containing the converted and accessible file or a download link for large files.

The documents sent will be automatically deleted once converted

The processed file will be accessible for 7 days, after which the request will be automatically removed from the server.


Terms of use

Use of  SensusAccess following these terms and conditions:

  • This service is provided exclusively for educational, teaching, personal, and non-commercial purposes; any other use is prohibited.
  • The end user is responsible for any copyright violations resulting from the use of the service. Authorization to use the converted file in an accessible format is limited only for personal use.
  • Neither the University of Padua nor SensusAccess will be held responsible for any information disclosed or improperly used.
  • The end user is required to protect the material received, using it without violating the intellectual property rights of the authors.
  • It is recommended to avoid using this service for sending and exchanging confidential or private information.
  • The end user is also responsible for the custody and use of the processed files received from SensusAccess.
  • SensusAccess processes the information submitted by the end-user converts it into an alternative format and returns it in an accessible format. While committed to providing accurate and reliable results, neither the University of Padua nor SensusAccess can guarantee the quality of such results.


Information on data processing carried out by the SensusAccess provider (Sensus Aps)

SensusAccess is developed and operated by Sensus. Use of SensusAccess does not require users to sign up for the service, and Sensus does not collect personal information from users.

The SensusAccess document conversion process is entirely automated with no human interaction. Source documents are received on the SensusAccess reception - server, processed by one or more processing agents, and the result is returned to the user in an email. The source document is subsequently deleted from the servers. Target documents, available through coded links, are kept on SensusAccess delivery servers for up to seven days and then deleted.

Communication between the service forms and the backend reception server may be open or encrypted via SSL.

SensusAccess does not use cookies to track, collect, or store user or user preferences. SensusAccess only uses cookies to manage anonymous session data.


Help with SensusAccess

Please contact SensusAccess Help Desk at

For insights and tutorials, please consult