Keep on top of your studies with Assistive Technology

This service offers group training sessions delivered by our team of assistive technology specialists. Learn how to use assistive technology tools to support your study by improving your research skills, academic writing and assist you in your planning and organisation.

We offer an introduction to the Assistive Technology software available on AppsAnywhere 

Click on the boxes below for an overview the software available


Improve your Essay Planning/Structuring, Time Management and Organisation Skills with Mindview mindmapping software Improve your proofreading, research and study skills with Read and Write How has Assistive Technology helped me?

Mindview Features

Essay Structuring

Adding a Key

Adding Numbers


Capture from the Web

Time Management


Read and Write Features



Capture from Web

Create Sound Files

Colour Sensitivity

Playback PDFs

Highlight and Collect


 Taught sessions are held

Tuesdays and Thursdays 15:00-16:00

Fridays 12:30-13:30

Sessions on offer
Text-to-speech software
The session will cover how this software can be used to support students with proofreading, reading, and collating research and will take you through the following:
• Use of Read and Write software for reading back course material.
• Use of Read and Write for proofreading your own work.
• Use of Read and Write to collate research
Mind mapping software
An introduction to the mind mapping software available on the university network. The session will cover can be used to support students in planning and structuring essays and coursework
• How to access Mindview at SHU
• Exploring the Features of Mindview with an emphasis on assignment planning
• How to access Inspiration at SHU
• Using Inspiration to gather and effectively organise ideas in work planning

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