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Assistive technology

University of Southampton Software Download Service

iSolutions provides access to a range of software applications that are intended to be installed on personal systems only. Visit the software download site.

If you have a University managed computer, additional software can be installed using the icon on your desktop. If you still require support, please contact ServiceLine

Follow the links below to find out how to access assistive software from home.

Remote access to assistive technologySoftware download site
Student using a computer

AT software

Find out more about the assistive software available

AT Suite

AT locations

Where to access the AT workstations across the University campuses

Using an iPad

Mobile device options

Explore the accessibility options and online apps that can enhance your learning experience

students sat at computer

BlackBoard Ally

Familiarise yourself with Blackboard Ally and access course content on Blackboard in alternative formats best suited to your learning needs.

Assistive Technology Demonstrations

For an introduction to assistive technology, please take a look at our online demonstration videos

BlackBoard Ally

Familiarise yourself with Blackboard Ally and access course content on Blackboard in alternative formats best suited to your learning needs.  

 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”.

An overview of available alternative formats, including help with identifying ‘Which format should I use?’ can be found here.

To learn more, watch the videos below and visit  


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