Computers on campus
Details of the software which is available on student computers on campus can be found here.
Assistive Technology Suite
The Assistive Technology Suite can be found on the first floor of the library. If you need help locating this, please ask at the Library Helpdesk. It is a priority area for students who are registered with DDS. It is a quiet place where registered students can work and use the equipment provided or use their own devices. The area has two adjustable desks, standing work areas, a small booth and some quiet areas for study.
On the four PC's in the suite you will find:
- Software to convert image documents into editable text - Abby Fine Reader
- Mindmapping Software - Mindview
- You will be able to access any web based assistive software and use Office 365
Disability & Dyslexia Service (DDS) Laptops
The DDS is able to loan laptops to registered students who are awaiting their DSA equipment or are not able to apply for DSA.
The laptops include the software listed above. In addition, a small number of the laptops include the following additional software:
- Text to speech / proofreading - Claro Read Plus/JAWS
- Voice recognition software - Dragon
- Reader/Magnifier - Zoom Text
Please contact DDS to enquire about borrowing a laptop.
Clicking this link will take you to a page with information about free software for Royal Holloway students.
Office 365 has lots of built in software and can be a useful alternative to some of the licensed software.
Robobraille - is web based and can convert a document into an accessible format and send it to your email address.
Other useful links:
Please see the range of support available to help with your studies at Royal Holloway.
Please see details of the range of library online services.
Further useful resources and information about free software can be found at Diversity and Ability (DNA).