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Disability Resource Centre


Assistive Technology Support for students within the University

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

Training for students

A variety of training is available, free of charge, 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.

It is also possible to deliver the training at your place of work, depending upon the availability of the required software.


DRC Access Information

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


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.