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Library Disability Services: Software

Assistive Software

range of specialist software and equipment is provided to support disabled library users.  You can meet with a member of the Library Disability Team who can discuss with you what is available in the Library.:


You can also book a one-to-one tutorial with the Assistive Technology Officer:

For more information on assistive software in the library: Assistive Technology Library Guide.

Accessing computers and software in the Library

Kimberlin Library

In 8 accessible study rooms on the lower ground floor (00.06-00.08g); extra  4 in 00.09 (Assistive Technology Zone on the lower ground floor); 1 in the Learning Development Zone; 1 on the First Floor in the main IT area situated to the right of the IT help desk.

Eric Wood Learning Zone

2 situated to the left of the Building Attendant's desk as you enter.

Law Library

1 in the PC lab, situated by the fire exit. This PC lab is only accessible by Law students. (The Law Library is situated on the First Floor of the Hugh Aston building).

The Greenhouse

1 situated in the main PC area.

The message below will appear if you are on an Assistive Technology computer when you login. If you do not see  this message, the computer will only have limited assistive software installed. 

 

 

 

 

 


You can also identify the AT PCs, if you see this AT sticker.

  1. Via the Windows Start button and click on All Programs.
  2. Click on folder: Application Jukebox Library Packages.
  3. Select the required software from the list.

The following Assistive Technology (AT) Software is available in the Library on the AT computers:

  • Audio Notetaker
  • Notetalker
  • TextHelp Read & Write
  • Include Me
  • ClaroRead
  • Inspiration
  • MindGenius
  • Mind View
  • Zoom Text

Click here to see more details.

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Ease of Access

Ease of Access (Windows)

The Ease of Access Centre in Windows 7 (installed on Library PCs) offers a range of accessibility options. These include changing colour schemes, making the screen easier to see, as well as magnification and a resizable on-screen keyboard with word prediction and switch scanning.

You can access more options once logged-in by...

  1. clicking the Start button 
  2. clicking Control Panel, then..
  3. clicking Ease of Access, then...
  4. clicking Ease of Access Center.

 

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Would you like to dictate your assignments?

Learn how to use Dragon's speech recognition feature to dictate your words into Microsoft Word. See our events calendar above for the next workshop on Dragon. 

Make an Appointmernt

You can now make an appointment with the Assistive Technology Officer using our online tutorial booking page.

Assistive Technology drop-ins run every Monday, from 2 pm until 3 pm, in the Learning Development Zone of the Kimberlin Library.

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