The Library

Disabled and Dyslexic Users

What help is available if you have difficulty using printed books?

SensusAccess - convert your documents into accessible formats

Conditions of use

SensusAccess allows students and staff to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media. You can make an accessible copy if

  • you own the copyright (e.g. it's your own work),
  • you have permission from the copyright owner,
  • the copyright has expired,
  • you have a print disability or if it's for someone with a print disability.

In addition to the above, students and staff may also convert documents produced by Leeds Beckett University in relation to course work and University activities, e.g. module handouts, course packs, lecture notes, without prior permission from the University. This does not apply to published works or material where the copyright owner is not the University, unless you have a print disability.

Copies should be for personal use only. Please ask Library staff if you are unsure which documents can be converted.

Students with a print disability using SensusAccess need to agree that:

  • the copy won't be shared with others
  • you can't find a commercially available version in an appropriate format

and you abide by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, Section 31A (Disabled persons: copies of works for personal use).

Convert your documents

Please note you need to use your Leeds Beckett University email address with this service.

For help scanning a document into a digital format, please see Scanning & Copying

For help using SensusAccess, please see these instructional videos and SensusAccess FAQs

How to make electronic resources more accessible

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