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Student IT Support: Software

Students with Disabilities Link

Students with Disabilities

We have a page of information which shows the services, facilities and support that are available to students with disabilities.

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Support for Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology support iconWould you like help with Assistive Technology?
This service is currently unavailable on campus

If you would like any assistance with equipment or software in our Assistive Technology Rooms (ATR) please ask at our help desks on 1 East or 1 West or email:

We also offer one-to-one introductory training sessions online for some of the software in the ATR. Email:


Free Software Downloads for Students

Free Software Downloads

While you are an LSBU student you get selected licensed software for free.

This includes: Microsoft Office 365, MATLAB, NVivo, MindManager and SPSS.
You can download these to your own suitable devices.The software is available to download from our Moodle site.
You will be asked to self-enrol on the site the first time you use it. 

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Apps Anywhere Software

AppsAnywhere is an ‘app store’ for accessing software on University computers.

The majority of applications on AppsAnywhere are available on any PC, anywhere on campus.

Simply click on the desktop AppsAnywhere icon and find the software that you want to use. Hover over the icon, then click Launch. The Cloudpaging Player will open, when the software shows as Ready, click Launch.

Assistive Technology Software for students

Do you want to know what Assistive Technology software is available on Campus?

Dragon Software

Dragon is voice recognition software. You speak to the computer and it follows your commands allowing you to navigate the screen without the use of a mouse. Dragon can be used by anyone who would prefer to say their ideas as opposed to type them.

Available in all of our Assistive Technology Rooms in the Perry Library.

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Screen-reading and magnification program for blind or partially sighted users.

Available in Assistive Technology Room 1 on level 3 East of the Perry Library.

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ClaroRead Plus

Literacy support software that can help with proofing, understanding and checking text onscreen. You can read any on-screen text out loud and enables scanned paper books and documents to be read aloud.

Available on all PCs across campus.

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Mind mapping package with many uses; planning assignments and projects, exam preparation, collaborative working.
Also available to download and use on your own PC or laptop. Click on image.

Available on all PCs across campus.

You can find out more about our services for students registered with the LSBU Disability & Dyslexia Support team on our Students with Disabilities page

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