Category: Accessibility

Digital tools to enhance your studies

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The start of the academic year is the perfect time to try out new ways of working. In this post, we will cover three accessibility tools available at City, and how they can help anyone that thinks and learns in a different way. Simply log into AppsAnywhere and search for ‘Read&Write’ and ‘MindGenius’ or open…Continue Reading Digital tools to enhance your studies

Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

As the autumn months approach, is there anything nicer than curling up with a good book? Whether you’re an avid reader, a member of a book group, an audio-book lover or like to dip into self-help and wellbeing titles, there’s something for everybody on OverDrive. The OverDrive platform provides access to a wide range of…Continue Reading Reading for pleasure and making reading pleasurable

Everybody benefits from assistive technology

A example of a mindmap built in Mindgenius shows a main idea and then a hierarchy of branches. Each main idea is broke broken down.

Two simple tools available to all students at City can help with reading, writing and organisation. Reading and Writing Read&Write is a literacy toolbar available via AppsAnywhere on campus. Containing a whole suite of handy tools to use while you are studying, highlights include: Word prediction: for writing. Text-to-speech: reads aloud on-screen text, helping to…Continue Reading Everybody benefits from assistive technology

Neurodiversity celebration week

A screenshot of a selection of audiobook covers on OverDrive.

It’s neurodiversity week from 21st – 25th March, and we’re celebrating different minds. Neurodivergent people who think and learn in diverse ways , are a big strength and asset to schools, universities, and places of work….Continue Reading Neurodiversity celebration week

Disability History Month

A picture of Disability History Month's book display at Northampton Square Library

Disability History Month (which runs from 18 November – 18 December this year) aims to shed light on and advocate for the rights of people living with disabilities and to celebrate disabled people’s lives now and in the past. You can read more about it on the Disability History Month’s website, where you can also…Continue Reading Disability History Month

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