HudStudy: assistive technology support

HudStudy is a service offered by the University of Huddersfield to provide software and training for students and staff, which can help with studying, learning and working. Most people can have times when studying/work is an uphill struggle and some people have additional needs. HudStudy has been set up to provide software and technologies which can support everyone and assist with studying and working more effectively and efficiently.

What we offer: 

  • Reading and Writing: For many students, reading large amounts of text from a screen, spelling and typing can be very difficult. Strategies such as having the screen read out loud, typing with your voice and turning your reading into listening can be helpful.
  • Technology Adjustments: For some students, reading from a screen can be quite difficult or tiring, as can using a keyboard or a mouse. Changing the appearance of the screen and controlling your computer with your voice can help.
  • Planning and Organisation: Planning well and being organised can save lots of time. This section offers suggestions on how to organise yourself, manage your time and minimise distractions.
  • Working with lectures: Huddersfield University records nearly all lectures, both face to face and on Teams. Learn how to re-watch, take videos and add subtitles.
  • Assignments: Planning an assignment, essay, report or dissertation can feel daunting. Discover how to plan, write and work with long documents more easily.
  • Transcription: Converting audio such as interviews to text and creating subtitles for video can be an automated process, saving lots of time and effort.
  • Digital Accessibility: Accessible documents are essential to ensure equal access for everybody. Discover how to create accessible documents and use the built-in accessibility checkers.
  • Assistive Software: Use this list if you want self-study guides on the software. Each piece of software is accompanied by a guide and/or videos to help you learn the software. Ideas for ways to use the software are included in the topics in this module. One example is:
  • MindView can create mind maps on screen, which can then be converted to other formats, including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

How to access self-study resources or make appointments:

HudStudy Brightspace site offers a range of self-study resources and further information on all the topics mentioned above. You will need your University login to access this site.

HudStudy appointments take place as a 1-1 appointment, as this gives us time to look at your needs and select the best software and features to support you. You can book an appointment through our Brightspace site. There is also an email address and phone number for any other questions you may have.

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