Accessibility for PCs and Macs

Accessibility settings can be customised on university computers.
On Windows computers you can use ‘Ease of Access’ Illustrative image and on Apple Macs use ‘Accessibility’. Illustrative image

Moodle accessibility tool

You can customise Moodle display settings through the accessibility tool, which is found in the user menu Illustrative image e.g. to set your preferred colours and fonts. Illustrative image

Inspiration 9

Inspiration 9 is used to create mind maps for assignment planning Illustrative image and can be accessed via the startmenu on university computers. Illustrative image

Read & Write (Texthelp)

This software includes on-screen text to speech, and other tools to help with reading and writing Illustrative image and is available via the Start menu on university computers. Illustrative image Further information is available via the 'Accessibility guides' more info link.


SensusAccess allows automatic conversion of documents into a range of media Illustrative image including audio books, e-books, and digital Braille, and can also convert inaccessible documents into a more accessible format.
It is accessed via or alternatively from the SensusAccess Moodle page. Further information is available via the 'Accessibility guides' more info link.


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

Disability Team - Sensory Adviser

Contact or for support and advice if you have access issues or queries due to being blind, visually impaired or D/deaf.

More information

Video guides

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