Further technical help

Assistive Technology

The University provides assistive technology services for students with disabilities and/or specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia.  Students who are registered with Access Solent are entitled to use the Assistive Technology area on the ground floor of the Mountbatten Library in room ML015.  This provides a quieter learning environment, computer workstations with specialist equipment and software, as well as support in using these resources. They are accessible during normal library opening hours.

A tutor is generally available each weekday in term-time from 10am – 2pm in (RM018). Alternatively please ask at the Wellbeing Hub (RM011), or phone 023 8201 3427 (ext. 3427), email: access@solent.ac.uk.


The assistive technology area is readily accessible on the ground floor of the Mountbatten Library. 

Special equipment

All computers in the Library are equipped with widescreen displays and there are a number of workstations available with electrically operated adjustable tables. Helpdesk staff will be pleased to advise on location and use.

Adjustable desks

The Library is equipped with several adjustable desks, suitable for use by students in wheelchairs. Wheelchair users have absolute priority on these workstations.