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Library: Support for Disabled Students

Our professional team of staff offer a wide range of services to all students and staff at QM and visitors. From help with joining and borrowing; enquiry service, interlibrary loans and photocopying as well as subject support from Liaison Librarians.

Introduction

Library Services are able to offer various services to support disabled students.

Disabled students should contact the Student Services Disability Service in the first instance as use of the additional resources may be dependent on referral from their Disability Adviser.

Information about the Student Services Disability Service can be found here.

 

Assistive Technology Room - Level 1 - LRC

The Learning Resource Centre has a separate room with PCs with access to the QM student desktop.

The PCs have the following assistive technology software:


MindManager - mind mapping software. Mind mapping is recognised as an assistive tool for students with learning disabilities such Dyslexia, it makes use of images, colour, shape, size and symbols to map out information in a way that is easier to comprehend. When you use a mind map you are constantly seeing what you have already done, this decreases the possibility of losing you train of thought.


TextHelp Read & Write v11 - software that helps students with reading, writing and research

 

CCTV magnifiers are also available, these enlarge printed material on to a TV screen for reading in the Library.

 

There is also a dedicated printer with a selection of coloured paper for you to use.

Additional Library support

 

Extended loans for 7 day loan books - 7 day loans books can be borrowed for 14 days. Please contact George Harvie to discuss this option and to explain how it works.

 

Book Collection Service - If you need help getting books from the shelves, LRC staff will be happy to help. Please ask at the LRC Service Desk. Alternatively, you can email George Harvie with a list of items that you require and he will arrange to have the items placed on the Hold Shelf for you to collect at the LRC Service Desk.

 

For more information contact:

George Harvie
Telephone: (0131) 474 0000
Email: gharvie@qmu.ac.uk