This article explains more about the assistive technologies available to help disabled students with their studies.


Assistive software

Software accessible through the University network includes:

Reading and Writing Support - Text Help Read Write, Claro (text to speech), Google Voice Typing. Features cover aspects such as:

  • Understanding full meaning of text
  • Enhanced self-expression
  • Confidence in producing written work
  • Spelling, grammar, content

Organisation (mind mapping) - Inspiration, MindView. Features cover aspects such as:

  • Note taking
  • Referencing
  • Organisation of information

Note Making - Audio Notetaker, Sonocent Link app.Features cover aspects such as:

  • Lecture capture
  • Personalised colour coding
  • Linked notes
  • Picture and PDF capture and annotation

Zoom Text, Supernova. Features cover aspects such as:

  • Full and partial screen enlargement
  • Access to applications, documents, email and the Internet
  • Navigation tools to launch programs and find documents on the desktop

Further Information can be found on the ASDAC resources page on moodle. Students will need to log in and click on ASDAC resources, which can be found under the heading "useful sites".


Technology available from the Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC)

ASDAC can loan assistive technology to disabled students who are not eligible for the DSA but may require additional academic support.

Students will be referred by a Disability Officer to assess what assistive technology might be appropriate. The technology is a limited resource and determined on a case-by-case basis.

For further information, please contact ASDAC