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Instructor-led course

Provided by: University Information Services

This course has 8 scheduled runs. To book a place, please choose your preferred date:

October 2019

November 2019

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Assistive Technology: One-to-One Training


This session is provided for University staff who have an Occupational Health referral or for students who have a Disability Resource Centre referral for specialised one-to-one support. Bespoke sessions cover support for users with:

  • Mobility issues, such as an upper limb disorder, where ergonomic keyboards and mice or speech recognition software may be required
  • Visual impairment requirements where magnification or text scanning to alternative format can assist users to view a computer screen or read and listen to text
  • Specific learning difficulties, who may find speech recognition software or mind mapping software useful

A session typically fall into 2 categories:

  • Looking at available hardware, software or IT techniques that can aid in the development of tailored strategies and solutions to help users independently access computing facilities
  • Providing training for Assistive Technology software packages to help users progress with the software

At time of booking please specify the following details in the Special Requirements box

  • Name of person that referred you
  • A brief outline of type of assistance required e.g. software training, workstation evaluation or general support and advice
  • If you require wheelchair access to the venue
Target audience
  • University staff who have an Occupational Health referral
  • Students who have a Disability Resource Centre referral
  • University staff must have a referral from Occupational Health
  • Students must have a referral from the Disability Resource Centre
Topics covered
  • Brief investigation of current issues faced
  • Correct workstation set-up (if appropriate)
  • Locating built-in operating system solutions
  • Investigating alternative hardware or software solutions
  • Highlighting alternative assistance offered within the university
  • Targeted training for specific Assistive Technology software packages

To develop appropriate work solutions to promote healthy computing styles.


One-to-one bespoke training

  • Free except for International disabled students requiring software training

One session of one hour and a half


A number of times per term

Accessibility & Assistive Technology

Events available