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Library and Learning Services

Assistive technology.

Specialist software and equipment available for disabled library users.

Software

  • Inspiration.
  • Read and Write.
  • Zoomtext Level 9.1.

Equipment

  • Loop systems for hearing aid users at issue desks, plus portable options for other locations.
  • Raised study tables and PCs on raised workstations for easy access by wheelchair users.
  • PCs with larger (22inch) screens (Kimberlin Library only).
  • Scanners, printers and headphones for use with the software.
  • Portable Reading Pens to help with word recognition and spelling.
  • Coloured overlays for those experiencing visual disturbance or stress when reading.
  • Hand-held magnifier (Kimberlin Library, Level 2 Information Desk).
  • KidGlove white on black high visibility keyboard (Kimberlin Library).

Location of PCs with access to Assistive Technology

Kimberlin Library

  • 1 in 00.06 (bookable study room)
  • 1 in 00.07 (bookable study room)
  • 5 in 00.09 (Assistive Technology Zone)
  • 1 in Learning Development Zone
  • 1 on the First Floor

2 in Eric Wood Learning Zone

1 in Law Library at Hugh Aston

1 in The Greenhouse

Your disability contact will discuss with you what is suitable for your needs and show you how to use the technology. We will ask that you have already disclosed your disability to the Disability Advice and Support (DAS).