Assistive-technology study spaces in the library

All campus libraries have an assistive-technology area or dedicated PC you can use for study, either alone or with a support worker.

What technology is available?

The assistive technology provided by UWE Bristol libraries includes the following:

  • Bookable PCs
  • Adjustable furniture
  • Task lighting
  • Handheld video magnifiers
  • High visibility keyboards
  • Scanners
  • SuperNova screen reading software
  • ClaroRead text-to-speech software    
  • Mindview mind-mapping software
  • Coloured paper for printing

Not all assistive technology is available at each campus library. Contact your campus library for more information.

Accessing the study spaces

Access arrangements for the assistive technology areas and PCs vary at each campus library. More information can be found in the library services for disabled users guide or by contacting your campus library.


Please note that at Frenchay the main assistive-technology room is not bookable. We have a smaller assistive-technology room on level three that can be booked for a maximum of one two-hour slot a day, up to a term in-advance. The room is in high demand, which means we are unable to offer longer bookable slots.


At Glenside, you can book the assistive-technology room (1D004) via myPC.

Help using the assistive technology

Training is available for all the assistive technology offered by UWE Bristol.

To make an appointment please contact us.

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