Accessibility Tools

We want every student to feel comfortable using library resources and be able to fully access all of the resources available through the Library Portal.

As a fully digital library, Arden’s Library Portal and resources offer various in-built tools and features to make the content more accessible. You can find more information below on the accessibility features and tools for the main platforms available through the Library Portal.

Create an Accessible Copy

We’ve selected resources to be as accessible as possible but if you still experience barriers or have a particular learning need, there are several tools on offer to convert content into an alternative format that you find easier to access.

If you need support please let us know so we can help to provide resources in an alternative format:

Sensus Access 

SensusAccess is a self-service, alternate media solution. You can use this software to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible formats. 

Upload a file and convert it to an accessible format using Sensus Access


RNIB Bookshare

The Library can provide you with access to an RNIB account if you have an eligible print disability. Please contact to find out more. 

RNIB Bookshare UK education collection provides textbooks and materials to support the UK curriculum. The platform offers a range of accessible formats that can be read electronically or adapted to suit the personal reading needs of learners. There are over 1 million titles with more being added all the time!

  • Listen to books with high quality text-to-speech voices
  • Hear and see highlighted words on screen 
  • Read with digital braille or enlarged fonts
  • Create physical braille or large print
  • Read directly from your Internet browser

To read more about what RNIB Bookshare can offer and who can qualify for the service, please visit the webpage: RNIB Bookshare


Further Support 

Arden’s Inclusion team provide specialist guidance and support for students at Arden in the following areas:

  • Disability 
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Financial Support and Welfare 

Visit the Inclusion Portal for advice, support and information on assistive technology: Inclusion Portal