Accessibility Support

Advice and support is available to staff and students to enable them to overcome difficulties in using IT equipment, accessing information or to help them to produce accessible materials.

Advice is available for a broad range of equipment that may be used to make IT more accessible, including: 

  • Dyslexia Support, eg TextHelp Read and Write Gold, ClaroRead
  • Screen Reading, eg Jaws, Supernova
  • Screen Magnification, eg ZoomText, Claro Lightning
  • Optical Character Recognition for the creation of accessible documents
  • Speech Recognition, eg Dragon Naturally Speaking, Dragon Dictate
  • Mind Mapping, eg Freemind, Mindjet MindManager, MindView, Inspiration, Mind Genius
  • Ergonomic Equipment, eg keyboards, mice, screen risers
  • Ergonomic Furniture
  • Audio Recording Devices
  • Handheld Devices, such as portable scanners, handwriting capture
  • Magnification and CCTV systems, desktop and handheld
  • Hearing Loop Systems and Radio Aids

TextHelp Read & Write Gold and Freemind are available on all ISS Supported PCs, and Jaws is available in the University Library.

We can also provide advice on producing accessible teaching resources or making your web content accessible.

Students with disabilities may be eligible for Disabled Student's Allowance funding through Student Finance England or your relevant Funding Council, and the Disabilities Service in The Base can arrange an assessment for you.

Staff requiring accessibility support should contact the ISS Service Desk, who will pass your request on to the ISS Disabilities Advisor.

ISS endeavour to make all of their services accessible to all members of the University, but if you encounter any problems or have any suggestions as to how we can improve accessibility, please contact the ISS Service Desk.