3. Other University Services

3.1. User self-assessment

All staff who use a computer in their daily work are encouraged to complete a Display Screen Equipment (DSE) User self-assessment. If staff experience any pain or discomfort in using a standard keyboard and mouse, they may find it helpful to try out alternatives. Guidance is available from the DSE assessor within their department or the Occupational Health Service.

Disabled staff are entitled to reasonable adjustments in the workplace, including the provision of assistive technology and software. Please contact the Occupational Health Service or Staff Disability Adviser.

3.2. Disability Advisory Service

The Disability Advisory Service (DAS) is part of Student Welfare and Support Services. They provide information, advice and guidance on the way in which a particular disability may potentially impact on a student’s experience at the University and can assist with organising disability-related study support.

This service now includes an Assessment Centre which assesses disabled student's study needs, including the provision of assistive software and technology.

3.3. Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit (ARACU)

The Accessible Resources Acquisition and Creation Unit service provides audio recordings of books and other material. There is also equipment at the New Bodleian Library to enable independent access to resources. This includes CCTVs, Kurzweil Reading Edge and a computer with adapted software. These resources are available for any student with a disability including dyslexia.

3.3.1. Braille Embossing Service

All requests for brailling should be sent to aracu@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Please contact the Unit using one of the following methods:

3.4. Useful contacts

Occupational Health Service
Email: enquiries@uohs.ox.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/uohs/
Phone: 01865 (2)82676
Staff Disability Adviser
Email: Caroline.Moughton@admin.ox.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/disab/staff/
Phone: 01865 (2)80687

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