Welcome to Assistive Technology (AT) tutorials 

If you wish to find out more about using assistive software in your studies, you can now make an appointment with the Assistive Technology Officer.  You can click on the calendar to view availability on other dates.

Free Appointments appear below in green.

All tutorial slots open two weeks in advance,

If you are unable to get an appointment, we also have our drop-in running in the Learning Development Zone, Kimberlin Library: Monday, 2-3pm.

You can see the AT officer about…

  • An overview of all AT software in the Library
  • Finding AT software that can help with your studies
  • How to make text accessible (PDFs, Docs, Web pages and eBooks)
  • How to use the Make It Accessible text conversion service with Sensus Access (PDF to Word, JPEG to Word, etc.)
  • How to use speech-to-text software with Microsoft Word
  • A specific assistive software (see list below)

Software - below is a list of the software available on our AT computers in the Library and for which you can book a one-to-one tutorial:

  • Claro Read (Text-to-Speech)
  • Texthelp Read & Write (Text-to-Speech/Speech-to-Text)
  • Dragon (Speech-to-Text)
  • Audio Notetaker (Note-taking)
  • Notetalker (Note-taking)
  • MindView (Mind Mapping)
  • Inspiration (Mind Mapping)
  • Mind Genius (Mind Mapping)
  • ZoomText (Magnification and screen customization)


If you wish to contact AT or the Library Disability Team, email libdis@dmu.ac.uk.

To find out more about the support available in the Library, visit the Library Disability Services Guide.