Software

Software

Claro

Claro Read Pro is a text to speech software available on all campus PC’s.

MindGenius

MindGenius is a mindmapping software available on all campus PC’s

Assistive Technology Software

General Information

Image of classroom with computers

All campus PC’s have Assistive Technology software such as Claro – a text help software, MindGenius for mind mapping and Global Auto Correct for spelling. They will also have the full Microsoft Office Suite and the Windows Ease of Access for changing computer settings such as screen brightness or magnification. Assistive Technology also has some licences for more specialised software, please contact the Assistive Technology team for more information.

Microsoft Office

The Microsoft Office suite is available on all campus PC’s or for download to all staff and students through the university Toolkit webpages. You can download up to five copies to have access across several of your devices. If you prefer, you can use the Office 365 cloud version from any browser. Sign in using your university username and password. 

Global Auto Correct

Global Auto Correct is a spelling correction software with 130 subject specific dictionaries. It runs in the background of your computer programmes and analyses your text as you type, correcting as you go. It is available on all campus PC’s, it can also be downloaded onto your own personal device from their website. Please see the university Toolkit page for more information and links. 

MindGenius

Screenshot of MindGenius mindmap

MindGenius is a mind mapping software which can help with planning documents, departments and schedules. It can also be used for traditional mind mapping, exploring ideas or creating concept maps with relationships. It is available on all campus PC’s, it can also be downloaded onto your own personal device from their website. Please see the university Toolkit page for more information and links.

Claro Read

Screenshot of ClaroRead

Claro Read Pro is a text to speech software which reads out the text on the screen. It acts as a toolbar which can be used across various text editors and readers. It has the ability to convert inaccessible text documents, creating a new workable document. Claro also has extra features such as a screen ruler and screen tint for visual stress, an auto converter for batch processing documents and the ability to save text as audio. It is available on all campus PC’s. There is a browser extension available for home use, this is a condensed version which can be added to the Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers. Please see the Toolkit page for more information and links. 

Specialised Software

General Information

Assistive Technology has some individual licences available for certain specialised software for people with a disability or learning difference, who are usually waiting for Disability Allowance funding. Students are referred to us from the Disability Services team, please contact them directly for more information.

Braille

Image of a person reading braille

Assistive Technology have a specialised software that can be used to produce braille. This software is specifically for people who have a visual impairment and who can read braille. Students are referred to us from the Disability Services team, please contact them directly for more information.

Audio Notetaker

Audio Note Taker is a visual recording software, it allows a person to edit audio recordings, PowerPoint slides and create interactive notes. The software is available in our Assistive Technology Booths, please see our Hardware page for more information on our Assistive Technology booths or contact the Assistive Technology team. 

JAWS

JAWS is a specialised screen reading software, usually used by people who have a visual impairment. Students are referred to us from the Disability Services team, please contact them directly for more information.

Dragon

Dragon is a dictation software where commands are spoken through a headset to produce text. It is available in our Edward Wright and MacRobert Assistive Technology Booths. Please see our Hardware page for more information on our Assistive Technology booths or contact the Assistive Technology team.