Disability and Learning Support Service

Accessible technology

Guidance for staff on making information, activities and materials accessible and details on assistive technologies available to students and staff.

Information Services and assistive technology

Information Services have a number of pages on their website detailing all the assistive technology support available around the University. There is information for both disabled staff and students.


If you want to convert electronic documents to alternative formats such as audio, e-books or digital Braille try SensusAccess.

SensusAccess is a self-service solution that will allow you to convert electronic documents into a range of alternate formats including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. Less accessible documents such as image only PDF files, PowerPoint Presentations and JPEG pictures can also be converted into more accessible formats. 

The service is quick and easy to use and completely free. Once converted, the accessible document will be sent to your University email inbox.

Please Note: Users must not submit personal and/or sensitive data regarding themselves or others to SensusAccess to be converted.

SensusAccess have produced a complete e-learning course on the SensusAccess service. The course is in nine modules and is free to all users:

SensusAccess E-Learning Course

We have also produced a brief factsheet, which provides guidance on using the application.

Download Guidelines for using SensusAccess


Accessing materials in alternative formats

A workflow has been devised which shows the process of obtaining library materials in alternative formats for students who require them.

Download the workflows for accessing alternative formats