There is a wide range of assistive software available at King's College London. These include:
- Inspiration 9: Create diagrams, mind maps, memory tools, visual learning, essay planning, comprehend and communicate.
- Text Help Read and Write Gold: Proof read your work, listen to your work, documents, convert text to a high quality audio and create audio revision files
- Dragon Naturally Speaking: Voice recognition software. With Dragon you can dictate documents in Microsoft Word, send emails and more all by speaking.
- Zoom Text 11: a screen Magnifier and Reader it reads most documents and can change background colours this applications is beneficial to users with a visual impairment.
- Jaws 18: Jaws enables users with vision loss to independently use a keyboard with a computer along with a connection to braille output devices.
- Abby Fine Reader 14: Abbyy Fine Reader helps you to convert an in-accessible document to a more friendly file format.
- Sensus Access: allows you to convert documents that would normally be inaccessible. These include image-only PDF files, scanned documents, pictures of text and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
Support and Training
King's also offers use of Assistive Technology Rooms (or Booths). You will need to email the Disability Support & Inclusion Team to register for access. If you have been assessed as requiring Dragon Nationally Speaking software, a Dragon account will be created for you.
We have 10 Assistive Technology Rooms (ATRs) that are distributed over 5 campuses. ATRs provide a quiet study area with PCs loaded with assistive software applications. There are also printer / scanners.---To use an Assistive Technology Room or Booth you will need to contact or email the Disability Support Team to register for access.
Student Guide to Online Assessments
Due to the Coronavirus situation, exams and assessments will take place remotely. Your department will send you specific information regarding any changes to your course or modules that are being introduced to best reflect your achievements. You should check their instructions in the first instance. The aim of this guide is to support all King’s students adapting to new assessment approaches and, as these will vary across faculties, departments and programmes, feel free to select only those sections which apply to you.
Disability Careers Support
The KCL Careers Service are able to provide individual support for help with writing CVs and job application forms, preparing for interviews and assessments, advice on how to disclose your disability. Please visit the Careers Service webpage for more information. To book a 40-minute Careers Guidance Appointment for Students with Disabilities please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7848 7134