|Information for learners with additional needs|
At Newman Library we recognise that students have diverse needs. The library is located in the entrance building and accessed via the atrium. We have three levels, accessible by lift or stairs :
- Ground Floor- Access to one teaching room and School Experience Collection
- Level One - Entrance to the library, including group study areas, disabled toilet
- Level Two - access to Student Support Centre with Inclusion Co-ordinator, Dyslexia Support Team, Study Skills Support, open access PCs, specialist software and equipment and toilets
If you experience any difficulties accessing the building or any of its services, please ask for help from a member of staff.
Library services and equipment for learners with additional needs include:
Coloured paper for photocopying or printing
|Portable hearing loop|
Different formats of documents or resources on request
|Use of type-talk|
|Signs and notices that follow RNIB clear print guidelines||Access to specialist software and equipment such as; JAWS screen reading software, an OCR scanner, a ReadEasy scanner and a PC magnifier|
|Book retrieval service||Proxy borrower status|
|Silent study areas||Extended loan type|
|Photocopy help||Coloured overlays|
|Hand held magnifier|
For general information about Newman provision for students with additional needs see below for some useful links:
|Disabled students||Literacy support|
|Equality and Diversity Policy||Information for dyslexic students|
Additional useful links
- RNIB A national organisation offering information, support and advice to people with sight problems.
- Action on Hearing Loss A national organisation which offers support and information for deaf and hard of hearing people.
- British Dyslexia Association A national organisation which campaigns on behalf of and provides information to people with dyslexia.
- United Kingdom Disabled People's Council First established in 1981 as the British Council of Disabled People, to be the umbrella body for disabled people’s organisations across the United Kingdom.
- Disabled people section on directgov website Information about disabled people's rights and information about UK disability legislation.