Assistive technology

Technology advice and assistance

For help with our enabling technology and for any queries about your support needs, please contact:

  • Arran Brown, Assistive Technology Advisor,, 0131 451 4267, Microsoft Teams enquiries are also welcome.

Assistive technology at the Edinburgh campus

We have extensive on-campus study place resources and network computers available with a selection of software, including assistive software such as Texthelp Read&Write.

Find out more about the assistive technology available.

The Study Toolkit page provides advice and presentations on technology that can assist all students with their studies.

Find out about PC labs and booking.

Resource rooms

Our resource rooms in the library on the Edinburgh campus have electrically adjustable desks for wheelchair users and a range of PCs with large-screen monitors. You can access the standard assistive software and specialist software if you are blind or visually impaired.

The rooms also provide a quiet space where you can enjoy distraction-free silent study time.

Equipment loan pool

We maintain a limited stock of ergonomic and assistive technology-related equipment, which can be issued as loan equipment to you to trial, or bridge a short gap if you are waiting for your own DSA-funded equipment. We can make this equipment available for longer periods if necessary. For further information, please contact

Useful apps for phones and tablets

Our useful apps page lists some apps for both Android and iOS that you may find useful for studying and organising, and for general wellbeing.

Key information

Arran Brown

Job title
Assistive Technology Advisor
+44 131 451 4267