Assistive Technology

Christ's College

Christ’s College does not offer any assistive technology. We recommend you visit DRC assistive technology page  for information on assistive technology throughout Cambridge University and for training in its use.

The University Library offers an assistive Technology Room that is available to all Cambridge University students, including Christ's College members. Please see the University Library assistive technology page  

Alternative Formats Service

 RNIB Bookshare , sourcing accessible PDFs from publishers and copyright-exempt digitization of physical holdings through the Scan & Deliver service of Cambridge University Library.


SensusAccess is a free, self-service facility designed to allow disabled students and staff (or those supporting them) at the University of Cambridge to create accessible alternative formats of inaccessible digital documents. Using SensusAccess you can convert PDFs, JPEGs and other files into an e-book, text file, Word file, audio or braille. The initial quality of the file affects the final product..


Sourcing alternate accessible formats of books held in Cambridge libraries for students with a Student Support Document (SSD) from the Disability Resource Centre recommending this adjustment. For further information about accessible readings and alternate formats, see


Assistive applications

DnA - Diversity and Ability Website

The website DnA ( maintain a usefully structured database of productivity tools, many of which are available free of charge. The website includes reviews, as well as links to the products themselves. You can search the database, or filter by tags, for example, 'referencing', 'text-to-speech', 'screen tinting', 'working memory'.



EduApps ( consists of really useful software collections that are free for you to download and use. The EduApps Family covers a range of user requirements to support teaching and learning, so just choose the one that's right for you.


IT Support

University Information Services (UIS) provides a range of facilities and services for staff and students of the University and colleges. This page describes accessibility software and solutions along with other services that may be of help to those with disabilities.

To contact: