Resources and Facilities
Assistive Technology Rooms
The university has two Assistive Technology Rooms (ATRs); one in the Main Arts Library and one in the Normal Site Library. An ATR is in development at the Wrexham Campus.
The Assistive Technology Rooms (ATRs) are restricted access spaces, for use by students with this adjustment in their PLSP. To ensure social distancing, only one person at a time may use these small rooms. To arrange a time use the ATR in the Main Arts Library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Situated in the Social Learning Area on the ground floor. The Room houses two computers, a Braille embosser and a Rainbow ScannaR (designed for users with visual impairments).
- EasyConverter (creates accessible Word documents).
- OpenBook (converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format , using speech and optical character recognition (OCR) technology), large print, MP3 audio, DAISY talking books and Braille).
JAWs screen reader.
Normal Site Library ATR
Located in Room H012 (the quiet study room) next door to the RE Centre within the library building. The room features two large screen PC monitors and height adjustable tables and offers students with PLSPs a space where they can work in a quieter environment.
Equipment / Assistive Technology for Loan
Disability Services has a small loan pool of equipment and assistive technology that can be loaned to students, subject to availability and assessed need, including:
- Laptop computers
- Digital voice recorders
- Portable CCTV
- Ergonomic equipment
- SuperNova Magnifier & Screenreader
Other resources / facilities
The University has a site licence for SensusAccess. This is a self-service solution which allows all BU students and staff to automatically convert documents into a different format, including audio books, e-books and digital braille.
For further information, contact Disability Services, Access Centre.