IT Services aim to offer facilities suitable to all users, taking into account the specific needs of users with disabilities.
Please note: although we have tried to give as much general help and advice as possible in these pages, they are mostly aimed at staff and students who use supported IT Services PCs in IT classrooms and offices.
This information is provided on a best efforts basis - if you spot anything that's incorrect, or we've missed, please let us know.
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Microsoft Office Key Tips
- Streaming Service accessible controls
There are a number of ways to alter text, both printed and electronic. The Reading text page includes information on:
- Screen readers
- Screen magnifiers
- Google accessibility tools
- Printing & scanning
- Web pages
The following IT rooms have a hearing induction loop system installed:
Using your own machine
Sometimes it's easier to use your own machine rather than a University PC. Have a look at our guides for setting up your laptop, tablet or phone to use our services:
We are able to supply some software for use on your own machine. See the software purchasing pages for more information:
There are a number of software packages that help you plan and organise your ideas and work. This section looks at MindGenius in particular.
- IT classrooms and study areas
- Raised PC desks
- Access to printers, photocopiers and scanners
Voice recognition software
Windows 7 offers built-in voice recognition facilities, allowing you hands-free control of the PC and to dictate documents.
Please note: we are not able to provide Dragon Naturally Speaking due to licensing restrictions. However, if you are a member of staff, your department may be able to purchase this on your behalf.
Office PC users
Various assistive technologies are available for users with disabilities. Some are already installed on your PC, and others should be selected in line with your particular needs. They would normally be acquired on your behalf by your department, and with advice from Disability Services.
University of York support
- Disability Services
- Web Office accessibility guidance
- Essential for anyone creating web content
- University Library disability services
- YUSU Disability