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Assistive Technology (AT): AT Computers & Laptops

The Assistive Technology (AT) Guide provides you with information about assistive software and training in the library.

Assistive Technology PCs

Assistive Technology PCs have AT stickers in them:

Picture of the AT Sticker on the Assistive Technology Computers

These PCs are installed with:

  • Notetalker 
  • TextHelp Read & Write
  • Dragon
  • Include Me 
  • ClaroRead
  • Inspiration
  • MindGenius
  • Mind View
  • Zoom Text
  • Spellex Gold (Word & Dragon)
  • EquatIO

Computers and Locations

How do I know it’s an Assistive Technology PC?


There are 20 Assistive Technology (AT) computers installed with extra specialist software, such TextHelp Read&Write, Audio Notetaker and ZoomText. Some Assistive Technology (AT) PCs have restricted access on them. See 'Locations' below to see where the resticted and open access AT PCs are located.

Check that the AT sticker is on the computer to make sure it has specialist assistive software on it.

       

 

 

The Assistive Technology (AT) computer login:

Some AT PCs are restricted to registered users only. The message below will appear if you on a restricted access AT computer when you log in. It may also have a Restricted label attached. You can email libdis@dmu.ac.uk to see if you are eligible to access these PCs.

Screenshot of login message

List of Assistive Software installed on the AT PCs:


All AT computers contain the following assistive software:

  • Claro Read (Text-to-Speech)
  • IncludeMe (Text-to-Speech/Webpage Translator)
  • Texthelp Read & Write (Text-to-Speech/Speech-to-Text)
  • Dragon v14 (Speech-to-Text/Text-to-speech)/Speech-to-Text)
  • MindGenius (Mind Mapping / Gantt)
  • Inspiration (Mind Mapping)
  • Mind View(Mind Mapping)
  • ZoomText (Screen Magnification)
  • Audio NoteTaker (Note-making software)
  • Notetalker (Note-making software)
  • Spellex (Legal & Medical dictionary/spellcheck)
  • EquatIO (Digital Maths - works with MS Word)

Note: Mind Mapping software, EquatIO, NoteTalker, ClaroRead and IncludeMe are also available via Cloudpaging and are therefore available on all Library computers and laptops. The loan laptops in the Blue Cabinet are also installed with Dragon.

AT Computers and Locations


Restricted Access Assistive Technology (AT) PCs (disabled student access)

  • 2 x Accessible study rooms (KL00.06 + KL00.07), Kimberlin, Lower Ground Floor.
  • 5 x AT computer room (KL00.09), Kimberlin, Lower Ground Floor.
  • 2 x AT PCs in Eric Wood.
  • 1 x AT PC in the Green House.
  • 1 x AT PC in the Law Library (Hugh Aston).
Please contact the Library Disability Team at libdis@dmu.ac.uk to see if you are eligible.

Open Access Assistive Technology (AT) PCs

  • 6 x Individual study rooms (KL00.08a-f), Kimberlin, Lower Ground Floor.
  • 1 x AT PC in the Postgraduate room, Kimberlin, Lower Ground Floor.
  • 1 x AT PC, Kimberlin, 1st floor (behind the IT helpdesk).

Dragon Blue Cabinet Laptops

We have a number of laptops that have Dragon (Speech Recognition software) installed. The laptops are not AT computers but are installed with a selection of AT software: Dragon, MindView, MindGenius, Inspiration, ClaoRead, and IncludeMe.Laptops are available for loan through our self-service facility for up to 3 hours. When you return the laptop, ensure to connect it to the charger. If a Laptop is not fully connected to the power cable and the locker door fully locked, the Laptop will remain on your account and fines applied as this prevents other students from borrowing it.

Dragon Blue Cabinet Laptops

We have a number of laptops that have Dragon installed. The laptops are not AT computers but are installed with a selection of AT software: Dragon, EquatIO, MindView, MindGenius, Inspiration, ClaoRead, and IncludeMe. Laptops are available for loan through our self-service facility for up to 3 hours. When you return the laptop, ensure to connect it to the charger. If a Laptop is not fully connected to the power cable and the locker door fully locked, the Laptop will remain on your account and fines applied as this prevents other students from borrowing it.