Features supported by default
Our managed staff desktop includes a wide range of accessibility features that are built into the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
A wide range of assistive software applications can be supported on our managed staff desktop. You can access web-based applications directly. For applications that need to be installed before use you will need to submit a purchase request (if a license is required) or software installation request (no license required).
Applications that we have installed and appear to work without any problems include:
- Dragon Naturally Speaking
Our recommended desktop and laptop PCs support a wide range of accessories that can make them easier to work with. This can include:
- Different sizes of screen
- Screen filters
- Screen mounts and stands
- Mouse alternatives including touchpads, joysticks, rollers
- Keyboards in different shapes, sizes or layouts and with high visibility lettering
- Headsets, speakers and microphones
- Touchscreen, stylus or graphics tablet
We always recommend getting advice first. Once you have agreed something to try, you can place a purchase request through our IT equipment purchasing form (or IT Services purchasing form).
We recommend that staff with a particular concern or requirement seek advice from their department, college or a specialist service in the first instance (see where to get advice). This helps to identify contributory and non-IT factors that may be important in a long-term solution.
Based on the advice provided, we will be happy to help identify suitable software or hardware options.