|Information for Learners with Additional Needs|
The Library offers a range of services and assistive technology for students, staff and visitors with disabilities or learning differences. If you want to arrange help before coming to the library or want to discuss any extra support you may need, please contact us. We are located in the University's main entrance building and accessed via the atrium. We have three levels, accessible by lift or stairs:
- Level 0 - Accessible toilets, access to one teaching room (CH004), School Experience Collection
- Level One - Entrance to
the Library, accessible toilet, group study areas, access to
one teaching room (CH116). During staffed
hours the Library main
door is set to open automatically when entering
During unstaffed hours you will need to use your swipe card to obtain entrance but the doors will open automatically when you exit.
- Level Two - Accessible toilets, access to one teaching room (CH212), assistive equipment, Silent Study area, Silent PC lab / library training room (CH204), access to Student Support Centre with Inclusion Co-ordinator, Dyslexia Support Team, Study Skills Support and open access PCs
If you experience any difficulties accessing the building or any of its services, please ask for help from a member of staff.
Library services and equipment for learners with additional needs include:
to specialist software and equipment such as; JAWS screen
reading software, a ReadEasy scanner and
a PC magnifier
|Portable hearing loop|
Different formats of documents or resources
|Use of type-talk
|Signs and notices
that follow RNIB clear print guidelines
||Coloured paper for photocopying or printing
|Book retrieval service
||Substitute borrower assistance - If you are registered
with Newman's Disability Support service and find it difficult
to access the Library
you can make arrangements for up to two named substitute borrowers
to borrow books on your account.
|Silent study areas
||Extended loan type
|Hand held magnifier
||Height adjustable desks|
For general information about Newman provision for students with additional needs see below for some useful links:
Additional useful links
- RNIB A national organisation offering information, support and advice to people with sight problems.
- Action on Hearing Loss A national organisation which offers support and information for deaf and hard of hearing people.
- British Dyslexia Association A national organisation which campaigns on behalf of and provides information to people with dyslexia.
- Disability Rights UK A national organisation of disabled people seeking to lead change and get equal participation for all
If you know of any sites that you think should be included here, or if any of the links are out of date, then please e-mail email@example.com
Last updated February 2019