SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

Inclusive Technology Drop in

With Assistive Technology Trainer: Nicholas Christodoulou and Paul Boateng  

Practical help and support for students, academics and staff with using assistive technology, software or equipment for making your learning and teaching resources accessible and inclusive.

This service in available online and support can be provided by phone, google hangouts and full
technical assistance via ZOOM.

A few of the things you can get help with:

  • File conversion tools to make documents more accessible.
  • Essay/ report planning or proofreading using Claroread or Mind manager.
  • Tips to ensure teaching materials for Moodle contents are inclusive.
  • Support with preparing to use inclusive software in your examinations

Please email either in advance or on the day your query and include your phone number if you would like an initial call back on

*Dates 2020:
  April – 22, 29
  May – 6, 13, 20, 27
  June – 3, 10

Feedback from staff and students attending this service last year

Attentive; enthusiastic; non-judgemental; experienced; professional; understands needs of PGs

I've learnt a lot about accessibility through attending this drop-in and I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

I had a visually impaired student this year in the MSc International Politics cohort and so I did one of the trainings they recommend for this - it was incredibly helpful. I also used this service a few times to convert images to screen-readable text: Sensusaccess.