Leeds University Library

Assistive technology

We have several designated rooms with assistive technology provision and adjustable furniture:

  • Laidlaw Library Disabled Assistive Study Rooms 1 and 2. These rooms are booked online
  • Edward Boyle Library rooms 13.24 and 13.26
  • Brotherton Library room B16.

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.

Software in Edward Boyle Library room 13.26

  • Abby PDF Transformer Plus
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • JAWS
  • Mindview
  • TextHelp Read & Write
  • ZoomText

Software in Edward Boyle Library room 13.24, Laidlaw Library Assistive Student Studies 1 and 2, Brotherton Library room B16

  • JAWS
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (in Laidlaw study room 1 only)
  • Mindview
  • TextHelp Read & Write
  • ZoomText

Software in IT clusters

Assistive software available on all IT PCs:

  • Microsoft assistive software (screen reader and magnifier allowing customisation of screens)
  • MindView
  • TextHelp Read & Write

On IT PCs with a scanner you can run:

  • Abby PDF Transformer Plus
  • JAWS
  • ZoomText

JAWS and ZoomText are available in the following Library clusters: Brotherton PC 19 and PC 22, Edward Boyle Library level 11.

IT Services provide more information on assistive technology in computer clusters.

The Student Education Service provide a list of free to use software, apps and online tools for students which includes assistive technology resources that could help you when using computers.