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Library disability and dyslexia service

The Library offers a wide range of services and assistive technology for disabled and dyslexic students.

Before you can use our services, you must complete your Study Support Plan

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Accessible study spaces

Assistive software 

  • The following software is available on all computers at Birkbeck: 
  • The following software is available in the Student Support Rooms on level one of the Library (book the Study Support Rooms): 
    • Dragon allows you to dictate, rather than type

Equipment you can borrow

  • Go to the Library issue desk on the ground floor to borrow the following for use in the Library: 
    • bookstands 
    • dyslexia rulers 
    • ear defenders
    • iPad stand
    • large keyboard
    • MacBook Pro
    • noise-cancelling headphones
    • Windows laptop
    • writing slope.
  • In the Accessibility Centre, the Study Support Room and the Assistive Technology Booth (G17), you can find: 
    • CCTV magnifier (Accessibility Centre only)
    • coloured paper 
    • height-adjustable tables 
    • orthopaedic chairs 
    • printers 
    • scanners 
    • task lights.

Face-to-face support 

Help Accessing library materials 

Sensus Access: make documents accessible 

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