Information Services

Ways we provide access

These pages detail how we provide access and what types of technology are available.

Ways we provide access to assistive technology

1. University wide site licenses

Some assistive software is available on all open access PC’s. Users can access  Mind Genius  (mind mapping software) as well as TextHelp Read and Write from any open access PC. To access these programmes on Windows click Start>All Programmes>Accessibility. In addition "free" take home licenses for Mind Genius are now available. For more information on this see the Mind Genius information below.

2. Ergonomic Mice and mouse-mats

Ergonomic mice and mouse-mats are available to borrow from the IS Helpdesks at all site libraries.

3. Accessible PC’s

Each has a range of specific assistive software and hardware. They are located around the campus. For details on their locations and what is available at each site please follow the link below:

Accessible PCs on campus and their technology

Accessible workstation, Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library, with flatbed scanner, compact keyboard, independent number pad and tr

4. Accessible study rooms with assisitive technology

There are 3 accessible study rooms dedicated to assistive technology on Floor 1 of the Main Library.

There 2 accessible study rooms with assistive technology in the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library at King's Buildings.

To arrange access to these rooms please contact the Student Disability Service.

To see what technology is available in each of these rooms please follow the link below:

Provision of assisitive technology in study rooms



Student Disability Service

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Contact details



Student Disability Service
University of Edinburgh
Health & Wellbeing Centre
7 Bristo Square

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Request an alternative format

To request this document in an alternative format, such as large print or on coloured paper, please contact Viki Galt, the Disability Information Officer.

Viki Galt

Disability Information Officer

  • Information Services

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Argyle House
Floor F West
3 Lady Lawson Street

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BSL users can contact me via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.