Facilities for students with a visual impairment or dyslexia in the libraries

We offer:

  • Specialist assistive software packages which you may find useful, such as Zoomtext, and Jaws. You can find these via Start > All programs > Assistive Technology or by searching the IT Services software list on MyHallam.
  • You can print on to pastel shaded paper at any of the library printers - ask at the helpdesk for pastel paper.
  • Library staff can help you enlarge photocopies onto different coloured paper.
  • You can use Sensus Access to convert documents into a range of alternate media indlucing audio books, e-books and digital Braille.
  • If you require an electronic copy of articles please contact the Document Supply Service at dss.adsetts@shu.ac.uk or dss.collegiate@shu.ac.uk to see if it can be obtained.
  • The RNIB Student Support Service publishes a Student Information Pack which is available in print, Braille or on tape from RNIB Customer Services, PO Box 173, Peterborough, PE2 OW5, Telephone 08457 023153.

Library staff can also help with:

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