The Assistive Technology Centre room 529 on Level 5 of Glasgow University Library allows enhanced access to the web, email and other networked resources using assistive software, scanners, large monitors, specialist keyboards and other peripherals.
Opening times are during University Library hours. This is a student cluster and priority access is given to students registered with the service. Students who have a need to use software only available in the Centre will be given card access to the door and logon access to the computers in the room.
Common Student Computing Environment CSCE: In addition to the Assistive Technology Centre, most of the Glasgow University Computer Clusters have assistive technology software installed. The assistive programs available are:
MindGenius is a mindmapping package which can help with the organization and structure of written assessments and also mnemonic strategies for revision purposes.
Texthelp (Read & Write Gold) has a word prediction facility, a phonetic spellchecker, and a speech feedback facility useful for proof-reading written work - it is the most widely used and useful package for dyslexic students.
Zoomtext 9 is a text enlargement package for visually impaired students.
There are other assistive software packeages available for use in the Assistive Technology Centre for Students with particular needs who are registered with the Disability Service.
Training in assistive technology software is given by the IT Education Unit and by an external IT trainer. You can book a training session throught the Disability Service by calling 0141-330 5497
Loan equipment there is a small pool of loan laptops, peripherals and recording equipment to students registered with the service available on a first come first served basis and according to need.
Audio induction loop are available in most central teaching rooms. The Disability Service also has a portable loop for loan.
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For more information on all the full range of facilities available please phone 0141 330 5497, email email@example.com
or call in person at the Student Disability Service offices in the John McIntyre building.