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Students can access their resource lists in one place and can immediately see whether resources are available electronically or in print. There may also be single chapters or articles that have been digitised.  This is particularly helpful for students who need extra time to access/read resources as they are usually available before course modules commence.

Should the formats provided on the resource lists still prove inaccessible, Library Services may be able to provide alternative formats of books on your resource lists.  These are books supplied in an accessible electronic format to support dyslexic, visually impaired or physically disabled students who may have difficulty using a standard text.

Please contact the University’s Disability and Dyslexia Service if this service is required.


Convert a document

Alternatively, SensusAccess is a self-service tool for converting a range of file types: Word, PDF etc into more accessible formats suitable for audio books, eReaders or Braille.

Conditions of use

You can make an accessible copy if:

  • You own the copyright (eg If it is your personal work)
  • Have permission from the copyright holder
  • The copyright has expired or
  • You have a print disability or if it's for someone with a print disability

In making any accessible copy you agree that:

Please note you need to use your University of Worcester email address with this service.

For help using SensusAccess, please see this instructional video and SensusAccess FAQs

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