Tag: accessibility

Desperately seeking silence?

For some people, crowds and noisy spaces are the stuff of nightmares.  If this sounds like you, there are some simple ways to get the books you need, use the library, ask questions when you need to and void all

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Gold plating Chrome

Chrome has for years been by far the most popular browser (W3 Schools, 2015) and it now has some really useful extensions and plug-ins available on the Chrome Web Store to make it even more useful.  Here are a few of

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Plug-ins to simplify your life

Even the most cluttered web page can be made accessible by employing a handful of free web browser plug-ins.  Strip out advertising, images, side-bars and more, run it past you one word at at time, or just get your browser

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Get app happy and enjoy your studies your way!

No two people learn exactly the same way, and so we try to support you however you choose to study.  Take a moment to explore the suites of apps that can record and annotate your lectures, make websites more readable, read text

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Customising Chrome to make the web easier to read

There are many free downloads for the Google Chrome web browser.  Some of the plug-ins and extensions available from the Chrome Web Store render the web easier to read and understand, particularly if you struggle with large blocks of text or distracting

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Listen to the printed word

Ever wished that you could have someone read printed books and journal articles to you?  Now you can!  Robobraille can convert text to speech in minutes.  Submit your text and it will email you the file in the format of your choice,

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Screen reading made simpler

MyStudyBar from EduApps is a free toolbar full of accessibility tools designed to help with the most common problems people experience when reading and writing.  Anyone who experiences difficulties reading or writing on screen might benefit from this nifty tool, including

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MyStudyBar: free screen reading and writing help

If you have difficulty reading or writing on screen, or if you suffer from dyslexia or a similar condition, regardless of whether you have been officially diagnosed, you can now the free EduApps’ open source “MyStudyBar” software on USB stick

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Be you. Learn differently

Everybody learns differently.  Happily there are a whole suite of Library services and apps available to help you do just that! Set your learning free Try these free apps for personalising your learning, many of which will make your life

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Open source accessibility software now available from library desks

The Library now supplies the open source “MyStudyBar” software on USB stick for you to take away and use for free.  Please ask for a copy from library staff at staffed ground floor library desks.  These are available to anyone

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