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Accessing and Using Study Spaces

Information on study space arrangements

AccessAbility Study rooms at Exeter 

Students supported through either the Wellbeing Accessibility Pathway or Mental Health Pathway may be able to book the AccessAbility student rooms located in libraries.

How to book:

  • Book online: new AccessAbility room booking system 
  • Rooms are available when the library is open.  For details please visit: https://libguides.exeter.ac.uk/openinghours
  • Book in advance (up to maximum of 10 days in advance)
  • Repeat bookings are possible
  • Rooms can be booked for between 1-6 hours in a single booking to improve equality of access for all room users.  Usage will be monitored.
  • Check details in booking confirmation
  • Maximum room occupancy is 1 person, unless students are accompanied by carers/personal assistants

Room

Name

 

Location

Study

Seats

 

Computers & equipment

AccessAbility 1 Forum Library Level -1

1 adjustable seat and table

1 stationary seat and table

1 computer

1 external monitor, keyboard and mouse

AccessAbility 2 Forum Library Level -1

1 adjustable seat with arms

1 adjustable seat without arms

1 height adjustable desk

1 stationary seat and table

1 computer

1 external monitor, keyboard and mouse

AccessAbility 3 Forum Library Level 0

1 adjustable seat and table

4 stationary seats and tables

3 computers

1 external monitor, keyboard and mouse

(please note this room is for sole occupancy unless accompanied by a carer or personal assistant)

AccessAbility 4 Forum Library Level +1

1 adjustable seat and table

1 stationary seat and table

1 computer

1 external monitor, keyboard and mouse

1 CCTV magnifier

AccessAbility Room St Luke's Library

1 adjustable seat and table

1 computer

1 external monitor, keyboard and mouse

1 CCTV magnifier

Computers in these rooms have additional software including:

  • Speech recognition software – Dragon Naturally Speaking,
  • Text to voice software - Freespeech and Texthelp Read and Write Gold
  • Mind mapping software – Inspiration Pro
  • Screen Reading software – Jaws 14

Accessible Study at Penryn

Library Information

  • Penryn Campus Library has step-free access with automatic doors.
  • The Compass Help Desk features an audio induction loop.
  • Height adjustable desks in every study area.
  • Computers at different heights for searching the library catalogue.
  • Our printers, photocopiers and self-service kiosks are all DDA compliant.
  • A 'library reader' device in the Reading Room can enlarge text within books and convert printed text to speech.
  • Accessible bathrooms can be found on Level 1 and Level 2 of The Exchange building.

 

Penryn library can lend you inclusive learning equipment, including:

  • Dictaphones.
  • Reader pens.
  • Hearing loops.
  • Coloured film overlays for use while reading.

Just ask at the Compass Help Desk

 

Assistive IT hardware at Penryn Campus Library

At Penryn Campus Library, we have a dedicated Mac with assistive technologies enabled.

 

Study Hub Assistive technology support

The Technology for Study page from the Study Hub hosts a useful overview of assistive technology applications and, features and tools.

 

Accessibility Team

Additional Information and support is available via the Accessibility Team

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