How to contact us

 

Email: imt.disabilities.Support@lse.ac.uk|

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6947

Extension: 6947

Location: First floor, library

Opening Hours: 09:30 - 17:30 (Monday - Friday)

To make an appointment please email|

 

 

IT accessibility

Information Management and Technology is committed to the provision of facilities and support for disabled students and staff to assure equality of access to services. We provide support for the use of assistive technology including equipment and software, and aim to offer support that meets individual requirements.

The Disability and Well-being Office| can provide further information about support available for disabled staff and students. See also our Accessibility and Inclusion Online Guides and FAQs|.

Dedicated computer rooms

There are three dedicated PC rooms on campus for disabled students. Each has at least one electric height adjustable desk, fully adjustable monitor stands with flat TFT screens, and is equipped with adaptive technologies.

LRB R25 - Library Ground Floor

Quiet study room with two PCs, with the following specialist equipment:

  • ZoomText magnification software
  • Jaws screen-reading software
  • Braille printer 
  • Duxbury Braille translation software
 

 LRB R26 - Library Ground Floor

Quiet study room with two PCs, with the following specialist software:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software
 

STC S073 - Dyslexia Suite, St Clements Ground Floor

A quiet study room, equipped with 4 PCs with the standard LSE desktop, 1 printer and 1 scanner and the following specialist software

  • Kurzweil 3000 reading and writing software
 

Other facilities

OLD 21 - Rest Room, Old Building

This room is set aside for students who require a rest period. Access to A21 is granted via the Disability & Well-being Office. This room is equipped with a PC with the standard LSE desktop.

 

Restricted Access PCs

A number of open access standard desktop PCs and printers on campus have restricted access for  disabled students.  These facilities are indicated by notices on the desks:

  • Library Lower Ground Floor: 7 PCs and 1 printer
  • Library Ground Floor: 3 PCs and 1 printer
 
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Adjustable desks and monitor stands

At least one electric height adjustable desk and fully-adjustable monitor stands with flat TFT screens can also be found in:

  • St Clements: S08, S018, S075, S170 and S175
  • New Academic Building: NAB1.08 and NAB 2.07
 

Speech Recognition: Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Using Dragon NaturallySpeaking you can dictate and have your speech transcribed into written text, have a written document converted into an audio stream and use Dragon to create voice commands that activate any specified computer functions. Headphones and microphone sets are provided by LSE.

 

Screen Reader: JAWS

JAWS is a computer screen reader program that reads aloud all functions, commands and screen text to blind and visually impaired users to assist the user with navigation and functioning of the computer.

 

Reading Support: Kurzweil

Kurzweil 3000 is a tiered assistive reading, writing and learning medium aimed at students with learning disabilities or other disabilities that make reading or writing difficult.

 

Mind Mapping: Inspiration

Mind mapping allows the user to brainstorm their ideas in order to elaborate supporting details for key topic areas. Diagram view allows you to organise information and clarify thinking and this graphical organiser can be used to plan a project or event. Outline view can be used to create linear organisation when writing reports.

 

Magnification: ZoomText

ZoomText enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, making all of your applications easy to see and use.

 

Braille Embosser

A braille embosser uses impact printing to print out text as Braille and emboss the paper appropriately.

  • A braille embosser is available in LRB R25
 

Text Magnifier

Using a text magnifier, you can enlarge the text within a printed document or book to a suitable size for reading.

  • A Text Magnifier is available in LRB R25
 

IMT needs a week’s notice to provide an appointment. Students should contact us as early as possible to discuss disability-related requirements.

General IT Accessibility Enquiries

Support specialist Assistive Technologies: Sebastiaan Eldritch-Böersen

Disability and Well-being Service

Other contacts

  • Laptop Surgery: The Laptop Surgery provides assistance connecting to LSE resources from off-site and connecting personally-owned laptop and mobile devices to the LSE network.
  • IT Training: For training in Microsoft Office and other tools.
  • Telecoms: The Telecomsteam handle queries regarding telephones, faxes, voicemail and other telecoms services.
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