The University provides a wide range of accessibility software and hardware to support students with a disability.

The assistive technology specialist will be available to give one-to-one training if required. Generally, an appointment will be made regarding training upon collection of the hardware and software when allocated by the Disability Advice and Guidance team, however, training can be booked by emailing


A range of software programs, such as ClaroRead, ZoomText and MindGenius, among others, is available to install on all computers in PC Centres managed by IT Services. This software can also be installed by staff on their office computers.

See the list of available software together with installation instructions.


Specialist hardware items, such as hearing loops, laptops and dictaphones, among others, are available for loan to students who may require them, subject to approval from the Disability Advice and Guidance team.

Other hardware can be ordered and loaned to support students with a disability on a case-to-case basis. The Disability Advice and Guidance team will discuss individual requirements with students in order to make recommendations and the assistive technology specialist will source the appropriate hardware.

See a list of some of the accessibility hardware available for loan. 

For further help and assistance regarding accessibility, software and hardware please email

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