Category Archives: Accessibility

How to: Speak to your computer

  This post will consider the benefits of speech-to-text tools. It will discuss software available at City with speech-to-text capability and also some free options. It’s that time of year when you might be writing up a dissertation or thesis, … Continue reading

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How to: Hear text “read aloud”

This post explores text-to-speech as a reading support tool. It will discuss software available at City with text-to-speech capability and also some free options. Text-to-speech at City TextHelp Read&Write software is a suite of accessibility and organisational tools in one convenient toolbar, … Continue reading

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How to: Create a mind map

Mind mapping is an active and visual way of representing information. Unlike linear notes (traditional notes written out), with a mind map you can view all of your notes on one page and visually identify structure and relationships more effectively. … Continue reading

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Library Staff Love #15: Helping you help yourselves

Right at the top of our agenda is trying to make using the Library as straightforward as possible for our users and one of the key weapons in our arsenal is self-service. Whether it’s using our self-check machines to borrow … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology Centre update: alternative PCs

While the Assistive Technology Centre remains closed due to a major leak; we have made three alternative PCs available. We have made three pcs in the Northampton Square Library bookable by students referred for ATC access, until the Centre reopens. … Continue reading

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