Hardware

Hardware

At the university, there are a range of assistive hardware tools available for staff and students; these could be for temporary injuries or for a more long-term condition. Speak to a member of the team for further details on how to loan this equipment.

Loan Equipment FAQs

Assistive Technology has equipment that can be on temporary loan for anyone who has a disability, learning difference or recovering from an injury. Students are usually referred to us from student support services. Staff can be referred to us from their line manager or a member of HR.

Ergonomics (General Information)

Assistive Technology has a small supply of ergonomic equipment that can be trialled for a couple of weeks to see if the item is suitable to then be purchased. This is usually requested for anyone suffering from repetitive strain injury from their work or study set up. It may also be suitable if someone is recovering from an injury or surgery. The item would then be purchased through Disability Students Allowance, if funding has been successful. Staff need to speak to their line manager for purchase from their department.

Laptops

Assistive Technology has a small amount of laptops available for loan to individuals who have a disability or learning difference and who need to access specific assistive technology software.

Livescribe Pens

LiveScribe pens allow a person to record audio on the device as they are writing, playback of the audio later helps to complete any missed notes. Available for loan to individuals who have a disability, learning difference or another specific need. 

Dictaphones

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Dictaphones can be used to record the audio from a lecture, meeting or interview and transferred onto a pc to work with the audio files in your chosen audio software. Available for loan to individuals who have a disability, learning difference or another specific need. 

Headphones

Assistive Technology has some over the ear noise cancelling headphones which can be trialled for short periods of time, to then be purchased through Disability Students Allowance if funding is successful. Staff need to speak to their line manager to purchase from their department.

Mice

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Assistive Technology has some ergonomic mice which are specifically shaped to help with recurring pain from repetitive strain injury, surgery, or a disability. Available for loan to individuals who have a disability, learning difference or another specific need. 

Keyboards

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Assistive Technology has some ergonomic keyboards which are specifically shaped to help with recurring pain from repetitive strain injury, surgery, or a disability. Available for loan to individuals who have a disability, learning difference or another specific need. 

Assistive Technology Booth Tour

The Assistive Technology Booths (ATBs) are accessible, single occupancy rooms available for use by students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties or medical condition. They provide a selection of assistive software and hardware that couldn’t practically be provided on the regular Classroom Computers. 

Each of the booths has a PC, printer and scanner. The PC is the same as the classroom computers with access to the usual university resources and software. In addition to this, they provide access to additional Assistive Technology software and hardware to enhance overall provision.

If you would like to have access to the booths, please discuss this with a Disability Adviser or the Assistive Technology Team.

How to book a booth

If you have access, you can then book any of the booths in advance using our online booking system.

We would ask you to be mindful of the needs of other students when booking and using the booths. Click the links below for some guidelines and ‘DOs and DON’Ts’. Note that there are certain restrictions to when and for how long you can book a booth. This is intended to prevent booth ‘hogging’.

There are booths located at both the Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill campuses. 

Old Aberdeen

  • Edward Wright Building - Ground Floor, Block A, Booth 1 and 2:
    Claro, MindGenius, NVDA, Ease of Access, Global Auto Correct, Dragon.
  • MacRobert Building - 1st Floor, Room 113a, look for a side door as you enter the large computer room:
    Claro, MindGenius, NVDA, Ease of Access, Global Auto Correct, Dragon.
  • The Sir Duncan Rice Library - 1st Floor (107 and 108), 4th Floor (407 and 408):
    Claro, MindGenius, NVDA, Ease of Access, Global Auto Correct. 

Foresterhill

  • Polwarth Medical Library - located to the left of the issue desk:
    Claro, MindGenius, NVDA, Ease of Access, Global Auto Correct.
  • Suttie Centre - located within the main computer classroom on the ground floor:
    Claro, MindGenius, NVDA, Ease of Access, Global Auto Correct.

Edward Wright Booths

There are two ground floor accessible booths in Block A.

MacRobert Booth

Room 113a on Floor 1 next to large computer room

TSDR Library Booths

There are two booths on Floor 1 and two on Floor 4

Polwarth Building Booths

Large Booth behind Library desk and a Workstation in Suttie Centre