Assistive technology

We are constantly working to improve the availability of assistive technology on campus. A number of specialist computer workstations are equipped with hardware and software to support the needs of students with a variety of disabilities and specific learning difficulties.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology

Our equipment includes large print monitors for the visually impaired.

Most of these workstations are located in the Hartley Library with additional workstations located on other campuses; all are supported by the Assistive Technology Service. The equipment includes software for those with visual impairments (screen-reader, screen magnification software, Braille embosser).

Other software includes text-to-speech and voice input facilities, visual planning, writing tools and specialist word processors, all of which are helpful for students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Some of the specialist software is also accessible from any University public workstation.

The University’s Library Service has its own Disability Coordinator, who can help students find their way around the libraries, obtain reading materials from other locations and assist with materials required in alternative formats.

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