We recommend that you visit the ADRC assistive technology webpage and the Libraries Accessibility Service webpage for information on assistive technology available at Cambridge University.
The University Library has bookable study rooms and computers with assistive technology. Please see the University Library assistive technology webpage for details of facilities and how to book the spaces.

Alternative formats

The Libraries Accessibility Service provides information about alternative formats, including how to access RNIB Bookshare.

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. 
Further information and training on how to use SensusAccess can be found on the ADRC website.

Further resources

The Diversity and Ability (D&A) website maintains 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'.

AbilityNet provides simple factsheets with information about how assistive technology can help you. They also provide a searchable database of guides to help you adapt your own device to your needs.