University of Hull students

Assistive technology

If you need specialist technology to help with your studies, we've got a range of products to meet your needs, from screen readers to portable hearing loops.

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University of Hull students


You can use this specialist assistive software on all open access PCs on campus. 


  • Read&Write
    Full of features to improve literacy, like a reader to hear documents aloud and a frequently confused words dictionary. Take a look.
  • MindView
    Mind Mapping software that helps you to visually brainstorm, organise and present ideas. Watch the video tutorials.
  • Audio Notetaker
    Make better notes by capturing audio, text and slides in a single workspace. Find out more. You can use the mobile app to record your lectures too - download on iOS or Android. Enter your University of Hull email address here to get an access code.
  • Screen Magnifier
    Windows 10 Magnifier is installed a standard on all open access PCs. For your own machine, we can loan you a copy of ZoomTEXT. Get in touch to find out more.


  • Ergonomic Equipment
    We have back-rests and ergonomic supports available to loan. Get in touch for more information.
  • Screen Magnifier
    In addition to the standard Windows 10 Magnifier we can loan ZoomTEXT. Get in touch if you would like to know more.
  • Video Magnifier
    A Video Magnifier is available in the Brnymor Jones Library to help enlarge printed materials, enhance their contrast and change colours.
  • Wireless Portable Hearing Loop
    If you need to use a hearing loop, please let us know and we will make sure you are timetabled in rooms with them. Further information about the hearing loop can be found here