Specialist equipment


  • Laptops are available to borrow from our laptop lockers in Fountains and Holgate. A combination of 24 hour and 7 day loan laptops are available. If you need assistance using laptop lockers, please contact the Service Desk in Fountains.
  • A low-level printer/photocopier



  • Desktop Zoom: This magnifies your PC screen up to 36x. Customise the screen contrast, tinting, brightness, and more for your personal vision.
  • Inspiration: Allows you to create mind maps to develop your ideas and essay plans using pictures colours and shapes.
  • TextHelp Read and write: Allows you to read your work and helps you to develop your study strategies.
  • Global Autocorrect: Helps you to focus on what you’re writing by automatically correcting your spelling as you type.
  • Audionotetaker: For easy note taking.


ABBYY fine

ABBYY FineReader text recognition software helps you create easily editable, searchable files from paper documents, PDF files or digital photos.


Specialist equipment

The following specialist equipment is available for use within Fountains Learning Centre, please ask at the Service Desk to borrow any of these items:

  • Book rests
  • Foot rests
  • Laptop stands
  • Vertical mouse
  • Trackball mouse
  • Cherry keyboard
  • Soft touch keyboard
  • Coloured overlays
  • Anti-glare screen
  • Coloured paper for photocopying

The following furniture is available in Fountains Learning Centre:

  • Adjustable chairs
  • Height adjustable desks.


Induction loop

The Service Desk is fitted with an Induction Loop.

Places where induction loops are installed are identified by the symbol shown above.

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