Monday, 10 October 2011

Assistive Software Open Day Weds 12th October

The University Library, the Disability & Dyslexia Support Service and CiCS will be hosting an assistive software launch on Wednesday 12th October 2011 , between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm in the IC, Collaboratory 1.
All staff and students are invited. Three of the software packages will be demonstrated during the afternoon:
  • textHELP Read & Write - available on the managed desktop. This software has many useful literacy functions including customisable dictionary, thesaurus and text to speech.
  • Inspiration - available on the managed desktop. Inspiration is mind mapping software and is particularly helpful in visually presenting information to aid the structuring of documents.
  • Dolphin EasyConverter - software available on specific PCs in the IC that is used to produce alternative formats.
Whilst the software is predominantly used by disabled students, it can also assist students who have English as an additional language and can be used by staff and students generally. There is no need to book beforehand. All those attending can enter a free prize draw for an MP3 player. For more information see:
Accessing CiCS Services