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Accessible study

Booking accessible study rooms

There are two accessible study rooms in the Laidlaw Library, four in the Edward Boyle Library and one in the Brotherton Library.

Our accessible study rooms webpage tells you how to book a room and provides a link to the library study space booking system, which has full details of where the rooms are in the libraries and a list of what assistive equipment is in each room.

You can book accessible study rooms if you are a student registered with Disability Services. Accessible study rooms can accommodate one student and a guest.

Assistive equipment

Each of our accessible study rooms has the following facilities and resources:

  • height adjustable desk
  • adjustable footrest
  • desk lamp
  • phone to reception
  • coloured overlays
  • book rest
  • whiteboard and pens (Edward Boyle and Laidlaw Libraries only)
  • dimmable lighting (Edward Boyle and Laidlaw Libraries only).

There is a CCTV magnifying, colour and contrast machine in accessible study room 9.3 on level 9 of the Edward Boyle Library.

There is also equipment availble on site which are not in study rooms. Ergonomic chairs are available in Laidlaw and Edward Boyle Libraries. Height adjustable desks are also available in the Health Sciences Library.

Assistive hardware

Each of the rooms has a PC, a monitor, two standard keyboards and two standard mice. The also have:

  • docking station
  • large print and colour contrast keyboards
  • ergonomic keyboard
  • ergonomic mouse.

Assistive Software

Each of the rooms has the following assistive software:

  • JAWS (screen reader software)
  • MindView (mind mapping)
  • Texthelp Read&Write
  • ZoomText.

You can also access Mindview and Texthelp Read&Write remotely via Apps Anywhere. PC also have dictation, text to speech and Immersive Reader tools through Office 365"

A list of free assistive technology is available from the Student Education Service.