When we talk about reading at university, it is not like reading a fiction book. It is about reading for key information. You may find it easier to do this at a desk with a laptop, and you will probably want to take notes too. You may want to think about the set-up that you have for reading – for example, some people will find it easier to display the text on one screen and then take notes another, so that you are not moving between screens.
- Reading at University
- Make the Screen more comfortable to use
- Computer or device reads aloud to you
- Read aloud in Word – The Immersive Reader
- Read aloud in Word – Speak
- Read aloud on your Apple Mac, iPhone or iPad
- Convert a file into a format that can be read aloud or MP3 (Sensus Access)
- Use your phone as a scanner
- Special Toolbars or specialist software for Read Aloud (may be available on DSA*)
- Visual Impairment and our Alternative Formats service
*DSA – Disabled Students Allowance – this is available to UK students who have a declared disability and who have a needs assessment that awards certain pieces of software and hardware.