Leeds University Library

Assistive technology

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

  • Laidlaw Library rooms 1 (on the 2nd floor) and 2 (on the 3rd floor).
    These rooms are booked online.
  • Edward Boyle Library rooms 1, 2, 3 (on Level 9) and 4 (on Level 10).
    These rooms are booked online.
  • Brotherton Library room B16 (on floor Main 2).
    There is an ergonomic keyboard and mouse with a computer connected to a scanner in this room.
    You can book this room in advance at the Brotherton Library enquiry desk or by calling 0113 34 35514. You will also need to collect the key from the enquiry desk during core hours. To book and obtain the key in self service hours please ask at the reception desk or call 0113 34 3 5516.

Software in Accessible Student Studies

  • JAWS
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (in Laidlaw room 2 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 Brotherton Library cluster on PC 19 and PC 22

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.