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Disability Resource Centre


Assistive Technology Support for students within the University

The Assistive Technology (AT) Manager is based within the Disability Resource Centre. The service provides a wide range of assistive technology advice, training and support enabling students and University staff with specific requirements to make effective use of information technology. 

Training for students

A variety of AT software training is available for students. Training can be tailored to the users requirements, 1:1 training is carried out in our dedicated Assistive Technology room at the DRC in the Student Services Centre and group training is delivered in a larger training room. If you would like software training then please contact your disability adviser.

Loan Pool

The DRC holds a loan pool of equipment, such as ergonomic mice and recording devices, for students to borrow and try out.  If you have questions about the loan pool or suggestions of items to add to the loan pool, please get in touch. 

Assistive technology awarded through Disabled Students' Allowances funding

If you undertake a needs assessment as part of your application for support funds, then you may be recommended particular assistive technology and suitable training by your provider. Your disability adviser can advise you if the process is not clear.

MindMapping Software

MindView 6 is a mind-mapping software packege that is highly integrated with Microsoft Office and allows you to convert your mindmap into a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation with the click of a mouse. 

The University has a site license for MindView 6 and the software is free to students

DRC Access Information

Detailed information about accessing the Disability Resource Centre and the Student Services Centre can be found in the AccessAble Guide