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Your starting point to access information on all our library assistive technology software, help and advice.

Welcome to the Assistive Technology Library Guide

Welcome to Assistive Technology

Welcome to the Assistive Technology Library Guide

Your starting point to access information on all our library assistive technology software, help and advice.

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Find Assistive Technology (AT) computers

A library computer has assistive software if you see this AT sticker:

Picture of the AT Sticker on the Assistive Technology Computers

These PCs are installed with:

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

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, 2pm-3pm, in the Learning Development Zone of the Kimberlin Library.

Library Disability Team

Make an appointment to see a member of the Library Disability Team to learn more about how to find your way round the Library and find useful information.

You can also contact the Library Disability Services via email at libdis@dmu.ac.uk or by telephone on 0116 257 7042. You can also find more information on their Library Guide. 

Use this button to make an appointment with a member of the Library Disability Team. You can also book appointments by clicking here.

Latest News

SensusAccess - convert files into accessible formats

Make it accessible

The Library has launched a brand new service called 'Make It Accesible.'

The new service allows anyone with a DMU email account to upload a document and convert it into an alternative accessible format with SensusAccess. Most text formats can be converted into an audio file, Word document or e-book. Pictures of posters or other types of text can also get converted.

The service is helpful for anyone who would like a document converted into a different format; including from PDF to an editable Word document. SensusAccess is free to use for all DMU staff and students.
Create an accessible copy with SensusAccess - Click here.

The 500 Word Club

The 500 Word club is a supportive environment where you can work on your assignment and support is available from CLaSS and Assistive Technology.  For more information: http://500wordclub.our.dmu.ac.uk/

The 500 Word Club will start again in October 2018. Date and location to be confirmed soon. 

Assistive Technology software available in the Library

  • Notetalker 
  • Audio Notetaker
  • TextHelp Read & Write v11.5
  • Dragon 14
  • Include Me 
  • Claro Read
  • Inspiration
  • MindGenius 6
  • MindView 7 AT
  • Zoom Text Reader & Magnifier
  • Spellex 

a picture of an AT sticker that indicates a computer has assistive software installed on it.

Assistive Technology computer sticker

A computer with the AT sticker contains assistive software: Audio Notetaker, Notetalker, Include Me, Claro Read, Inspiration, TextHelp Read &Write, MindGenius, MindView, Spellex and ZoomText.

Picture of a computer with assistive technology software in the Learning Development Zone

Assistive Technology Computer in the Learning Development Zone

Computer with assistive technology software available in the Learning Development Zone for registered users.

Picture of an Assistive Technology computer on the first floor of the Kimberlin Library

Assistive Technology computer on the first floor of the Kimberlin Library

Study Rooms

Study Rooms

The library has six bookable Individual Study Rooms (KL00.08a-00.08b) and two Accessible Study Rooms (KL00.06-KL00.07) for Assistive Technology registered users.

The Study Rooms can be booked online by DMU students. Click here to access the online booking system. Your single Sign-On username and password is required. Walk-up bookings may also be made at the door of each study room for available slots. 

Accessible Study Room KL00.07

Accessible Study Room KL00.07

The new Accessible Study Rooms (KL00.06 and KL00.07) on the Lower Ground Floor in the Kimberlin library can now be booked online. Click here to access the online booking system. Walk-up bookings may also be made at the door of each study room. These rooms are restricted to Assistive Technology PC users only.

Accessible Study Room KL00.07

Accessible Study Room

The new accessible study rooms feature electrical height adjustable desks, ergonomic chairs, angled document holders, noise cancellation USB headphones (with mic) and scanners. 

Accessible Study Rooms

Installed with a range of mind mapping, note-taking, Speech-to-text and Text-to-speech assistive software.

  • Audio Notetaker
  • TextHelp Read & Write
  • Dragon 14
  • Include Me 
  • Claro Read
  • Inspiration
  • Mind Genius
  • Mind View
  • Zoom Text

Assistive Software

This list shows the Assistive Software that is available in the Library (2017/18).

You will need to be registered to access the Accessible Study Rooms and the Assistive Technology (AT) PCs in the KL00.09 computer room, Learning Development Zone (LDZ), Eric Wood, Greenhouse and the Law Library. Please contact the Library Disability Team at libdis@dmu.ac.uk to see if you are eligible. 

The AT PCs in the Kimberlin Postgraduate room, the Individual Study rooms (KL0.08a-00.08f) and on the first floor of the Kimberlin Library are not restricted to registered users.

Click here to see how you can use AT software in your studies. 

 

All Library

PCs and MACs

Individual Study Rooms

(KL00.08a-KL00.08f)

Accessible Study Rooms

(KL00.06 + KL00.07)

Assistive Technology Room

(KL00.09)

  • Notetalker 
  • Include Me 
  • ClaroRead
  • Inspiration
  • MindGenius (PC only)
  • Mind View
  • Audio Notetaker 
  • Notetalker 
  • TextHelp Read & Write
  • Dragon
  • Include Me 
  • ClaroRead
  • Inspiration
  • MindGenius
  • Mind View
  • Zoom Text
  • Spellex
  • Audio Notetaker 
  • Notetalker 
  • TextHelp Read & Write
  • Dragon
  • Include Me 
  • ClaroRead
  • Inspiration
  • MindGenius
  • Mind View
  • Zoom Text
  • Spellex 

A library computer has assistive software if you see this AT sticker:

Picture of the AT Sticker on the Assistive Technology Computers

Book a Study Room

Icon of Computer and deskThe library has six bookable Individual Study Rooms (KL00.08a-00.08f) and two Accessible Study Rooms (KL00.06-KL00.07) for Assistive Technology registered users.

The Study Rooms can be booked online by DMU students. Click here to access the online booking system. Your single Sign-On username and password is required. Walk-up bookings may also be made at the door of each study room for available slots. 

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