Library disability and dyslexia service

The Library offers a wide range of services and assistive technology for students with disabilities, dyslexia and mental health conditions. 

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

Accessible study spaces

Assistive software 

Dyslexia Screening Test (LADS)

  • The Dyslexia Screening Test (LADS) is available on all computers in the Library and in IT workstation rooms. Follow these steps to take the test: 
  • The test lasts about 30 minutes and your results, which are sent automatically to the Disability and Dyslexia Service, will indicate the probability of dyslexia. They will email you to let you know your results and what to do next. 

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
    • MacBook Pro
    • noise-cancelling headphones
    • Windows laptop.
  • 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