This is the first assistive technology reading room at University of Nottingham Ningbo China. It's an area of about 37m2. It houses technologies to facilitate library research and alternate format access to library materials for users such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD, etc. It would serve a fully equipped space for the minority, and also a space to foster people-oriented concept of UNNC. For the users, this room is not only an unobstructed space for them to focus on studying entirely, but also an undisturbed environment to get connected.

Students who need the device and/or software listed below to support their studies are very welcome to apply to study here by filling the Application Form and being introduced by Wellbeing Service.

Assistive Technology Reading Room Application Form



Desktop Digital Magnifier 

A video magnifier allows someone to take a standard hard copy text and magnify it to a preferred size.  


Colour Filter 

Useful for someone with a print impairment who finds coloured backgrounds more friendly when reading printed texts.  




Text-to-speech software 

Assists users with reading and writing. Features include text-to-speech, phonetic spell checker, word prediction, speaking dictionary and a scanning facility.  


Speech-to-text software 

A voice recognition software. User speaks to the computer and it follows commands to navigate the screen without the use of a mouse.  


Text Magnifier software 

Magnifies the display and also reads the screen aloud.