Assistive Technology Suite

  • The Assistive Technology Suites house learning technology for exclusive independent use by students who are registered with the Disability and Dyslexia/SpLD Services.

    Contact us: - for more information or about registering for access.

    All students can use Drop-ins or book a slot in an ATS to discuss and explore potential tools to help your studies.  Come along to find out what technology you can use at Brookes: the extra features in the programs you use all the time;  AT software available on the network PCs (Apps Anywhere); and recommendations for study-related apps for mobile phones and tablets. 

    New Software for study

    Mindview - mind mapping software now available in all ATS. 

    Sensus Access - can convert files to an accessible format and suitable file text  in to MP3 audio, available on the internet via Library pages.  

    Drop-ins / booked slots

    During semester time, we have weekly drop-ins and bookable 30 minute slots in the ATS to look at software and equipment to aid study.

  • Tuesday 11.00am – 12.30pm - Bookable slots, JHBB Headington

    Thursdays 12.30 – 2.30pm - Drop-in, JHBB Headington 

    Use the booking form or appointments calendar to arrange a session.

    Assistive Technology Suite - John Henry Brookes Building

    Wednesdays from 11.30am - Drop-in and bookable slots alternate weeks at Wheatley Campus - H205, in the library.

    (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 ).

    First sessions 26th Sept 2018

    Use the booking form or appointments calendar to arrange a session.

    Wednesdays from 11.30am - Drop-in and bookable slots alternate weeks, Harcourt Hill, Block G, Lower ground - G.LG04

    (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) 

    First sessions 3rd Oct 2018

    Use the booking form or appointments calendar to arrange a session.

    Swindon Campus, Joel Joffe Library - JOF.G.09b  can be booked for a Google Hangouts session looking at Assistive Technology.

    Tuesday - Thursday 9.30 – 11.30am and 2.00 – 3.30pm

    Wednesday later appointments may be available.

    Use the booking form or appointments calendar to arrange a session.



  • Other times available upon request - use the enquiry form below.

    Enquiry form »

    To keep up to date with new features and web based training, sign up to the Assistive Technology Forum (assistive-tech-forum) for information or email

    Workshops and events

    Assistive technology suite

    What is available in the ATS?

    Some of the technology available in the ATS includes:

    • mind mapping software that helps you plan essays and revise for exams
    • text to speech software and headphones so that you can listen to electronic text read aloud
    • scanners to convert print into electronic text, which can then be listened to
    • screen reading software which reads out the whole screen
    • screen magnification software which expands a part of the screen so it can be seen more easily
    • magnifiers which display enlarged images of books
    • ergonomic equipment such as ergonomic chairs, keyboards, mice and adjustable desks
    • speech to text software that writes down what you say

    If you would like to use the room, please contact your disability or dyslexia/SpLD adviser.