Accessibility for PCs and Macs

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

Inspiration 9

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

Texthelp Read & Write

This software includes on-screen text to speech, and other literacy tools to help with reading and writing Illustrative image  (see more info link).


SensusAccess allows automatic conversion of documents into a range of alternate 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 (see more info link).


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 (you will need to sign in to your Moodle account)
  • Inspiration 9 and Texthelp Read & Write: search the Start menu. Illustrative image
    Alternatively, open the Start menu and expand 'Novell ZENWorks App'. Illustrative image

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

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