Accessibility for PCs and Macs

University PCs have the ‘Ease of Access Centre’ Illustrative image  and Macs have ‘Accessibility’. Illustrative image
These can be used to set up and customise accessibility settings and programs.

Moodle accessibility tool

You can customise Moodle display settings through the accessibility tool in the user menu (in the navigation bar). Illustrative image
e.g. to set your preferred colours and fonts.

Inspiration 9

Inspiration 9 can be used on student PCs to create mind maps for assignment planning. Illustrative image

Texthelp Read & Write

This software includes on-screen text to speech, and other tools to help with reading and writing. Illustrative image
Further information is available via the 'accessibility' more info link below.


SensusAccess allows automatic conversion of documents into a range of media including audio books, e-books, and digital Braille. Illustrative image
It can also be used to convert inaccessible documents into a more accessible format.
Further information is available via the 'accessibility' more info link below.


The University Skills team offer support, advice, and training on accessibility software to students, staff, and partners.
Sessions will be advertised throughout the year via email. 
To book or request a session please talk to a member of staff at the SIZ, email, or telephone 01243 793535.

How to access

  • SensusAccess:
    Alternatively, from Moodle (login required)
  • Inspiration 9 and Texthelp Read & Write: search the Start menu. Illustrative image
    Alternatively, from the Start menu open 'Managed Software Centre'. Illustrative image

More information: Accessibility
More information: IT skills training
More information: Student Support and Wellbeing (login required)

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