Assistive-technology study spaces in the library

All UWE Bristol campus libraries have an assistive software on all student network computers. Plus there is a dedicated assistive technology room or computer that 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
  • Coloured paper for printing
  • Assistive software
    • SuperNova Magnifier and Speech
    • ClaroRead text-to-speech  
    • Mindview mind-mapping

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

Accessing the study spaces


3D31, Assistive Technology room. This can be booked via myPC.

Book the Assistive Technology room

Other quiet study spaces

  • 5D7: This is a small room accessed via the main study floor with 12 study spaces and PCs. This is suitable for silent study only.
  • 5D19: This is a silent study room for bringing your own laptop or borrowing a library laptop. Our loanable laptops have a design software build.
  • Silent study pods (Level 5, Zone B): Individual pods on our silent floor, which can help concentration.

Group study

The Works Learning Zone

There are four height-adjustable tables (sit to stand) in The Works (2F03). These are PC numbers: 9, 16, 17, and 24. These can be booked via myPC.

Book a computer


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

Book a computer

City and Gloucester campuses

Both campus libraries have a dedicated assistive-technology computer.

Access arrangements for the assistive technology areas and PCs vary at each campus library. Please contact your campus library for more information

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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