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Equipment

We have a variety of equipment that you can either borrow for use in the Library or is available within our Accessible Study Rooms.

Optelec CCTV magnifier

Description: Video magnifier that allows users to view, capture and save text images at an increased size.

Location: Accessible Study Room 114 (can be moved subject to request)

Ruby handheld magnifier

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Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Handheld magnifier

Description: Handheld magnifiers available for loan: ruler, desktop, hand held and word by word magnifiers.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Plantronic headphones

Description: Headphones with microphones, for use with assistive software.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Visikey Hotkey Manager

Description: A keyboard with enlarged white on black print keys for increased visibility and contrast.

Location: Accessible Study Room 114

Large print keyboard

Description: An alternative keyboard with larger buttons for ease of use and visual recognition of symbols.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Assistive laptop

Description: Laptop with the following assistive-software installed; Dragon Naturally Speaking, Zoomtext, Jaws, Read&Write Gold and ClaroRead Pro.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Height adjustable multifunctional printer

Description: In addition to the multifunctional printers on Floor 1, we have a reduced height printer.

Location: Printers, Floor 1 Main Library

Digital voice recorders

Description: 2 digital voice recorders with USB connection and cable (for connection to a PC).

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Ear defenders

Quantity: 24

Description: Loanable ear defenders to reduce background noise for quiet study anywhere in the library.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library, PG Hub, University House LG1

Permanent induction loops

Description: Induction loops are fitted at reception points.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library, Welcome Point, Floor 1 Main Library, Rootes Learning Grid, PG Hub Learning Grid, BioMed Grid, University House LG1

Ezeeloop portable induction loop

Description: Loanable hearing loop, ideal for individual conversations at a desk.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Clipboard infoloop

Description: The infoloop can be used as a clipboard as well as an induction loop. The user should not be very far away from the speaker. It is lightweight and does not need to be positioned on a desk.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Conference induction loop

Description: The loop is concealed within a conference folder. It is possible to record meetings with this equipment. There is a 20m hearing range.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Hearing helper system

Description: This can be used by 1-4 people with hearing aids. It has a 45m range and works by broadcasting the speaker’s voice directly to individual listeners.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Reading rulers

Description: Multi coloured rulers to be placed over text for use within the library.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Cerium coloured overlays

Description: Four Cerium coloured overlays - blue (aqua), green (leaf), purple and yellow. Cerium overlays are coloured sheets of transparent plastic which can be used for reading tasks.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Coloured printing paper

Description: Different coloured paper is available on request for printing.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

Book rest

Description: Book rests keep your books open and tilted upwards.

Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library. Permanently in Accessible Study Rooms 114, 214, 309, 405, 505

Writing slope

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Location: Helpdesk, Floor 1 Main Library

A wheelchair is available for customers use within the Library. Please see visit physical access for more information.


Please feedback any comments you have about our existing service for students with disabilities or learning differences. We are always interested to hear about equipment, assistive-software or services that may assist you with accessing the Library and its resources.