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Disability support

Information about the facilities available within Library Services for those with additional needs.

Accessible study room information

The accessible study room in All Saints Library may be booked for personal use for up to 2 hours with, or without, a support tutor between the hours of 11.00am and 5.00pm.

Outside of these hours the room is available on a drop in basis by 1 or 2 people whenever the Library is open ie 24/7 opening from the start of term until the end of the academic year.

Book the room by contacting the help desk in person, by phone, email or Library Chat.

Eligible students will need to swipe in to gain access. If you require access, please speak to a member of the Disability Service.

Equipment available in Accessible Study Room

Accessibility room details

Computers

Two standard PCs are available

Macs

One Mac is available.

Specialist software and equipment

All 3 computers in the accessible study room contain the assistive technology software MindView and ReadWrite Gold. There is also a CCTV/ Optical character recognition (OCR) reader, with Readit Scholar HD software connected to the desktop PCs.

The following additional applications are installed on both PCs:

  • Kurzweil 1000 v.11 (text-to-speech software)
  • NeoSpeech Kate and NeoSpeech Paul (text-to-speech software)
  • ZoomText 9.1 (screen magnifying software)

The Mac does not have any additional software installed, but does contain a number of accessibility features. Details about these are on the Apple website.

A range of extra kit is available in the cupboards, including high-contrast keyboards, joysticks and coloured overlays.

Accessible workstations

There are three accessible, electric height-adjustable workstations in the accessible study room.

Scanners

Two A4 flatbed scanners are available for use with the two PCs in the accessible study room.

Lamps

Desks lamps are situated next to PCs and overhead lights can be switched off or adjusted using the controls on the wall.

Access to room

Access to the room is by swipe card access for those with an identified need. The door to the room will automatically open when a card is swiped. The exit button also has a longer delay after pressing.

Air conditioning

Air conditioning in the room can be adjusted for your comfort.

Furniture

There is a sofa in the room, along with adjustable chairs.

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