Assistive Technology Room - George Green Library
Do you have a disability support plan?
You can use our Assistive Technology Rooms - they contain specialist equipment to help you study.
How to book the room
Whether it’s for quiet, focused study or to quickly drop-in to print something off, you can make a booking up to seven days in advance for three hours per day.
How to book
- Visit Click and Collect.
- Click on Book to make a new booking.
- Select ‘Assistive Technology and Enhanced Support Rooms’ in the Location drop down menu. You can also choose a library in the Category drop down menu.
- Click on Show Availability.
- Click on the green square under the time you want to start your booking, then select the end time in the drop down menu. You can book up to three hours in one booking.
- If you want to change the time or location, click the bin icon to remove the selected time.
- Click on Submit Times.
- Click on Continue on the next page under the Terms and Conditions to confirm your booking.
- Staff will check your Enhanced Support eligibility and approve or reject your booking.
- You will receive an email confirmation within one hour (during staff working hours only).
How to find the room
Equipment in the room
Please help yourself to any items that will help you study, but make sure that everything stays in the Assistive Technology Room.
The lights in the Assistive Technology Room can be adjusted using the dimmer switch. Press the switch to turn the lights on or off. Hold the switch up to make the lights brighter or dimmer.
The desk can be raised and lowered using the arrow buttons at the front. To adjust the height of the desk on the right, press both buttons simultaneously.
Our assistive software can be accessed by all students on university networked PCs. Open the Start menu and select UoN Applications to choose from the list of available software.
MindView – mind mapping software to help organisation, time management and planning assignments.
Read & Write – literacy support software. Includes text-to-speech, spell checker, word prediction, speaking dictionary and a scanning facility.
You can find help menus within the software or ask library staff for support.
Toilets: Closest accessible, male and female toilets are located on B floor behind the book shelves. There are also accessible toilets located on floors A, C, D, E.
Water fountain: Available next to the toilets on floors B, C, E, and in the café area on A floor.
Print, copy and scan: The nearest printers are on the bridge on B floor. There are also printers on A, C, E and F floors.
Sensor activated automatic door
2 height adjustable desks with 1 PC
4 standard desks with 2 PCs
Desktop electronic magnifier with text-to-speech
2 adjustable computer chairs
1 kneeling chair
Sensory items including noise cancelling headset, pop tubes, stretchy strings and squeeze balls
Mousepad with wrist rest
Large standing whiteboard
Wall mounted large screen to connect to personal deviceFoot rest
- Foot rest
What to do in an emergency
First aid and medical assistance
If you are unwell and need medical assistance, please call 0115 951 4597, the Library team will call a first aider and offer help.
If it is a serious incident and you require immediate medical help, call 999 and alert the Library team as soon as possible so that they can direct Security and the emergency services to your location.
Fire alarm and evacuation
The room is fitted with an audio alarm and a visual beacon. The visual beacon is a ceiling mounted red flashing light.
When the fire alarm is activated, both will alert you that you should evacuate immediately. Library staff sweep the building and will check the assistive technology room as part of their safety checks. If you need assistance, please let the team know.
We can offer a health and safety tour for assistive technology room users on request, please ask the Library team as part of your booking request.
Help and support
If you have questions please get in touch:
- Message us on WhatsApp at 07825753877
- Call the library help desk on 01159516393
Health and Wellbeing
A Healthy U wellbeing notice board is available in the library. This includes information about support services at the university.