The definition of Assistive Technology (AT) is that AT is any product or service designed to enable independence for disabled and older people.

General advice and guidance can be sought through the Disability Service including the loan of a laptop for students waiting for a decision Disability Student’s Allowance (DSA) application.

The Library provides Additional Learning Support including the following publications:

There are two areas, located within the library, with designated Assistive Technology software and hardware; the Student Support Room and the Assistive Technology Room.

 

Student Support Room

The Student Support Room is bookable (by students only) for a maximum of two hours a day and can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance. The room has two 32 bit PCs and has the following software and hardware installed:

PC 1

  • ClaroRead Plus 6.1.8
  • Mindview 4
  • TextHelp Read & Write 11 Gold
  • Plustek V100 bookreader scanner

PC 2

  • Mindview 4
  • TextHelp Read & Write 11 Gold
  • Supernova 13
  • CCTV viewer / enhancer

 

Assistive Technology Room

The Assistive Technology Room has four 32 bit PCs in there and has the following software and hardware installed:

PCs 1,2 & 3

  • Mindview 4
  • Texthelp Read & Write 11 Gold

PC 4

  • Mindview 4
  • Texthelp Read & Write 11 Gold
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking 11.5
N.B. Matchware Mindview version 4.0 can be accessed throughout the university by manually adding it to your list of installed programs. Visit the section on Software for instructions on how to use the Self-Service Software Site

 

Software Manuals and Guides

There are links below to access the online guides and manuals for the relevant software. Paper copies are available in the Assistive Technology Room and also on request:

Texthelp

Supernova

ClaroRead

MatchWare Mindview

Dragon 11.5

Dragon 12

 

Help and Guidance

If you need assistance, we have a dedicated member of staff who will be happy to help provide a hands-on introduction to our facilities and software using an appointment system. Contact details are:

Dave Percival

Tel: Ext 3173

Email Assistive Technology Support