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Assistive Technology (AT)

Introduction to assistive technology

Watch this short video to find out about software that can support your studies. All of our videos include closed captions.


Below we have created a selection videos, showcasing a variety of Assistive Technology software. We hope these will help support you with different aspects of your studies.


Planning and Organising

In this video we will show you some tips for planning and organising using mind mapping software.



In this video we will show you some tips for reading and proofreading using text to speech software.


Notetaking and Presenting

In this video we will show you some tips for notetaking and presenting using specialist software.

Below you will find some links to LinkedInLearning courses. You can sign in to this service with your Southampton username and password.


You can find more information about assistive technology and study-related resources in the grid below:

Blackboard Ally 

Blackboard is the website that you will use to access all information related to your course; you may have had something similar at your school or college.  You can access “alternative formats” for content uploaded to your course. You can use these alternative formats to better suit your preferences. For example you could listen to an audio version, or use the HTML version on a mobile device. 
The alternative formats button appears beside content on your Blackboard course. The icon looks an A with a downward arrow beside it. When using a screen reader, the button is announced as “alternative formats”. 
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