Assistive Technology

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional abilities of a person. The Assistive Technology service promotes and trains on the assistive software available on AppsAnywhere.

Our sessions provide a variety of tools to support academic skills including notetaking, lecture recording, time management/organisation, essay structuring, research skills and revision. The sessions are available to all students.

If you are looking to find out what funded assistive technology support is available through Disabled Students’ Allowance or other sources, please look at our Disabled Student's Allowance page.


What software do we support?

We currently support the following software:

Mindview is a professional mind mapping software that allows you to visually organise and present ideas. It can integrate with MS Office software to allow you to collaborate and manage projects.

Microsoft Learning Tools Office 365 and Edge have some great learning tools to support your reading, writing and research. You can use these tools to: read back your work, change the way your screen looks, talk instead of typing, and collate your research materials.

Audio Notetaker is designed to help you capture audio, text and slides in a single workspace. You can use it to record and annotate live online lectures, or you can import recordings and add notes & slides. Audio Notetaker is compatible with downloaded Panopto recordings, and you can also import recordings from its free mobile app.

How to book a software support session

We hold a number of sessions through the week that can be booked online. Here is a link to upcoming sessions.


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