Did you know that not all students have the same learning style? Perhaps you have one that is unique to you. To find out more, visit LD Pride. And yes of course, we do have the technology to support your style of learning!

If you are considering Distance Learning, you may want to make sure before you decide to go ahead.

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology currently available at UC (training is provided):

  • JAWS screen reader
  • Natural Reader screen reader
  • MAGic screen magnifier
  • ZoomText screen magnifier/reader
  • OpenBook optical character recognition
  • Dragon speech recognition
  • CCTV magnifier
  • Microtek scanner
  • TextHELP Read & Write Gold [Students can install TextHelp on any UC PC from the Software Centre found in the Start Menu]

Equipment available for loan

  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • Hearing assistance devices
  • Ergonomic accessories

Useful information for students

Microsoft's Disability Answer Desk

Google Drive to create, edit, share information & collaborate in real-time

Other ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES: View As PDF (630Kb, 3 pages); Download In WORD ( 133kb, 4 pages) 

they include‌

  • Tools to match your learning style and improve your study skills with software that is available on campus and a few other good ones that can be easily acquired at little or no cost.
  • Software for reading, writing, hands-free word processing, research, visual thinking, organising and managing information.
  • Apps for mobile devices: reading, notetaking and dictation.

Free, Freemium & Open Source Applications  you can download and use.

Quick start guides

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‌‌Students are welcome to join and follow an online technology forum.
You can learn about learning support tools that can help in improving your grades and maximising your academic performance. 
Please email if you would like to join.

Equity & Disability Service Study Areas

The Blue Room

Resource Areas - Blue room

The Blue Room (037A) is located in the basement of the Erskine building. There is a computer loaded with JAWS screen reader, MAGic text enlarger, OpenBook, Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition and Read & Write TextHelp software.

The Green Room

Resource Areas - Green Room

The Green Room (034A) is located in the basement of the Erskine building. There is a computer loaded with JAWS screen reader, MAGic text enlarger, OpenBook, Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition, Read & Write TextHelp and ZoomText software. A Mac computer is also available.

The Alcove

Resource Areas - Alcove

The Alcove is located on Level 2 of the Puaka-James Hight building and students with disabilities have priority use at all times. There are two computers and a SmartView CCTV magnifier in the Alcove. The assistive technology on these computers includes JAWS screen reader, MAGic text enlarger, OpenBook, Read & Write TextHelp, MathType and Inspiration software.

EDS Student Experience

Luke Alderton: Dragon user

Matthew Haven: ZoomText user

Sean Edwards: JAWS & NVDA user

TextHelp Learning Support available Uni-wide

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The Three Main Types of Assistive Technology

Sonocent audio notetaker for Windows & Mac

Read & Write for Google Chrome

Read&Write for Google Chrome provides support tools for the web and common file types accessed through Google Drive, including: Google Docs, Google Slides, PDF & ePubs.

Text-to-speech and Voice Dictation Technology: Uni student experience

Screen Reader Technology: Uni Student Experience

BrailleNote demonstration

Speech Recognition or Dictation Technology