Category: Accessibility

Connecting students to content with Reading Lists Online

Screenshot of reading lists online.

Reading lists Reading Lists Online offers students quick and easy access to books, e-books, journal articles and websites recommended for the modules they have registered for. Lists are often divided into sections/topics to guide students, with notes added to highlight importance or relevance. If an item on a list has a button labelled ‘Read Online’…Continue Reading Connecting students to content with Reading Lists Online

Book Study Spaces

Study spaces

Need somewhere to work quietly and comfortably?  Desks for studying at the Northampton Square and Business School Libraries are available to book on the CityLibrary website.  There are study spaces with and without PCs and computers with financial resources.  Access to the Library is only available to students and staff who have items to collect or have booked individual study spaces. You must book ahead of…Continue Reading Book Study Spaces

5 accessibility tips, tools and resources to boost your home study

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Library Services are dedicated to working towards making our physical and digital spaces inclusive. Here we share 5 tips, tools and resources for accessible remote learning for everyone….Continue Reading 5 accessibility tips, tools and resources to boost your home study

Hold that thought: Mind Mapping with MindGenius

Understanding, organising and retaining information can be challenging. While studying and working we often need to compose and organise our written work, understand complex topics and retain information. Mindmapping can be an excellent tool to help us meet these challenges. Depending on the task at hand mindmapping can be useful for almost everyone, but can…Continue Reading Hold that thought: Mind Mapping with MindGenius

Take a closer look at e-books

Screenshot of CityLibrary search results screen showing titles with an e-book available.

You’ve probably noticed that many of the items on your reading lists come as e-books. E-books are great in several ways: They’re available 24/7 They can be accessed on and off campus They’re often great for readers using assistive software You won’t ever have to worry about forgetting to renew them on time You can…Continue Reading Take a closer look at e-books

Read&Write 12

        City Library Services are pleased to offer the latest version of TextHelp Read&Write 12. Read&Write is a collection of tools to support your reading and writing. This application is often recommended for students who have a learning difference such as dyslexia, but the support tools can be beneficial for everyone. Use…Continue Reading Read&Write 12

Reading Well

Today is World Mental Health Day. Library Services and the Student Counselling and Mental Health Service have worked collaboratively to bring students and staff a selection of self-help resources which have been displayed together in this new self-help resource page (select the book jacket to find availability in the Library). This resource includes a large selection of books…Continue Reading Reading Well

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, or you may be using time over summer to reflect and explore new ways of…Continue Reading How to: Speak to your computer

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, designed to support the reading and writing of students of all abilities. You can use…Continue Reading How to: Hear text “read aloud”

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. You can use old fashioned paper and pencils or mind mapping software to create one….Continue Reading How to: Create a mind map