Accessibility Tools


  • Available screen readers and Dictaphones.
  • Appropriate screen sizes.
  • Appropriate audio-visual support.
  • Provide assistive technology and supportive software.
  • Use PowerPoint.
  • Provide the AccessText Network that helps university students with print disabilities
  • Connect the Office of Student Disability with major publishers to obtain text books in alternative formats, free of charge.
  • Open-source tools that can be applied to evaluate webpages in conjunction with individual assessment to oversee accuracy. For example: the Web Accessibility Tool WAVE which is a browser-based tool developed by Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) to ensure website content compliance.
  • Use of Colour Contrast Analyser Tool (see https:// to help foreground and background color combinations to determine whether it provides sufficient color visibility.
  • Use of Browse Aloud support-software, which adds speech, reading, and translation to websites by facilitating access and participation for people with dyslexia, low literacy, English as a second language, and those with mild visual impairments.
  • Use of online resources for course work.
  • Online databases with screen reader accessibility using JAWS.
  • Access to Bookshare, one of the largest online platforms for individuals with various print disabilities with eBooks.
  • Access Learning Ally, one of the largest resources that produces and maintains educational audiobooks.
  • The libraries can provide materials in alternate formats to remediate inaccessible print and electronic/digital materials.
  • Content authors or editors have to confirm that screen-readers and other assistive technology software can properly interpret multimedia, HTML, and PDF documents.
  • Arrange one to one support with a technician to prepare the student's equipment before the degree starts.