Extra library support and assistance
If you find the library overwhelming, are struggling with personal issues or have a disability, mental health issue, medical condition or a specific learning difference then ELSA can support you via:
One-to-one sessions 'Using the catalogue'
Advice on how to tackle reading lists and search for items of interest. Tips on how to manage your Library account, including renewals, reservations, bookings, etc.
Obtaining books in alternative formats
We will happily contact publishers on your behalf in order to obtain books in electronic formats if they are necessary for your studies.
Access to assistive equipment
Height-adjustable desks, coloured overlays, long term loan laptops and digital voice recorders.
Access to assistive software
JAWS, Kurzweil 1000, TextHELP Read & Write Gold, Inspiration and MindGenius.
Help with locating, reaching for and carrying material within the library
We're happy to help if you find it difficult to bend, stretch, move or read spine labels/shelfmarks.
Introduction to your Academic Librarian
You'll find your Academic Librarians invaluable when you need specific subject-based assistance.
For further details, or to discuss your needs in confidence, please contact Jenny Townend.
Free and Open Source Technology Tools
- Lightning Express Magnifier (screen magnification)
- Natural Reader (text to speech conversion)
- iZoom(screen magnification)
Planning Assistance Tools
Please note that a collection of Self Help books are available in the library.
Information on copyright for visually impaired persons is also available.