Leeds University Library

Assistive technology

Information on our assistive technology software and hardware - what we have and what it does.

We have several designated rooms with assistive technology provision and adjustable furniture:
13.24 and 13.26 in the Edward Boyle Library and B16 in the Brotherton Library.

It is a good idea to book these rooms in advance at the enquiry desk. You will also need to collect the keys from the enquiry desk during staffed hours. To book and obtain the keys in self service hours please ask at the Reception desks.

Facilities in room 13.26 of the Edward Boyle Library

Software:

Dragon Naturally Speaking
JAWS 11
ZoomText
Kurzweil 1000
Windows 7
Office 2007
TextHelp Read & Write 9
Inspiration 9

Equipment:

CCTV machine. This magnifies text, changes text colour and background colour, and superimposes adjustable reading guides on the screen.
There are printed CCTV instructions next to the machine.
If you would like the instructions in an alternative format, just ask any member of staff.

Facilities in room 13.24 of the Edward Boyle Library and room B16 of the Brotherton Library

Software:

JAWS 11
ZoomText
Windows 7
Office 2007
TextHelp Read & Write 9
Inspiration 9

Facilities in IT clusters

Assistive software available on all IT PCs:

MindGenius
Inspiration 9
TextHelp Read & Write 9
Microsoft assistive software (screen reader and magnifier allowing customisation of screens)

On ISS PCs with a scanner you can run:

JAWS 11
ZoomText
Kurzweil 1000

JAWS 11 and ZoomText are available in the following Library clusters: Brotherton PC 19 and PC 22, Edward Boyle Library level 11.
They are also accessible from one public PC at all Library sites (ask at an enquiry desk for directions).