Assistive technology

The University provides a wide range of accessibility software and hardware to support disabled students whilst studying.

The video below outlines what assistive technology is available.

View the IT Services Accessibility information for software and hardware available at the university. 

Equipment loans

If you not entitled to access external disability-related funding e.g. Disabled Students' Allowance, or have a delay obtaining your DSA equipment, we can loan you assistive technology to meet your needs during your studies.

DSA equipment

If you are entitled to external disability-related funding, such as Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), your DSA needs assessor will be able to talk to you about your specific equipment and software requirements.

If you experience any issues with your equipment or software provided to you via your DSA, or wish to upgrade prior to receiving the equipment, you’ll need to contact your DSA equipment supplier.  Contact details will be available on your DSA funding approval letter.

Help to use your software and hardware

We have an experienced assistive technology specialist who can provide one-to-one support and training sessions to help you to get the most out of your assistive software and hardware.  

Making your existing equipment work better for you

Most devices have accessibility features that will provide adaptations. Abilitynet provides an excellent step-by-step guide to the adjustments you can make to your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone to make it easier for you to use.


Speak to a Disability coach

If you are unable to find the answer to your query on our web pages, please visit our Disability Coaches drop-in during term time from 11am-3pm in the Alsop Building, University Square (no appointment needed).