Assistive Technology Suite

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

    Contact us for more information or about registering for access.

    Software and Equipment for Study

    Discuss and explore 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 and recommendations for study-related apps for mobile phones and tablets. 

    New for November 2017:  the library has a new file conversion tool called Sensus Access, which can convert files to an accessible format and suitable file text to MP3 audio. 

    Drop-ins / booked slots

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

    • Tuesday 11.00-12.30 pm bookable slots, JHBB Headington
    • Wednesdays from 11.30pm Drop-in & Bookable slots alternate weeks Harcourt  (weeks 0,2,4,6,8,10,12) / Wheatley (weeks 1,3,5,7,9,11)
    • Thursdays 12.30 – 2.30 pm Drop-in, JHBB Headington 

    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

    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.