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Disability and neurodiversity support

COVID-19 arrangements for assistive software

The following software are available for City staff and students to use at home on any Windows 10 device via Apps Anywhere.

  • Read&Write 
  • Mind Genius
  • NVDA - screenreader

AppsAnywhere allows applications to be delivered to students and faculty on-demand via an app store-style platform. Find out how to open and launch Apps Anywhere

Assistive software

An overview of assistive software available at City, University of London.

Not sure which software to use? We have added the following categories to the software descriptions. 

Listen to your computer: text-to-speech and screen readers
Speak to your computer: speech-to-text, dictation and controlling the computer using your voice
Low Vision: magnify your screen, enhance mouse pointers and cursors, highlighting, screenreading
Productivity, planning and organisation: literacy tools, mindmapping, digital voice recorders and audio editing.


Mind Genius

Description: Mind mapping is a visual form of note making. Mind mapping can help you:

  • create an overview of a topic
  • explore or break down an idea, concept, or problem and identify relationships and connections
  • create revision plans with the use of colour and images to help recall information
  • plan, structure and organise assignments and other written work
  • manage projects and tasks and create Gantt charts.

Mind Genius contains some useful study skills and project management templates to help build your map.

Guides: Mind Genius resources include 'how to' guides, templates and training.

Location:  All City student computers, and via Apps Anywhere

Category: Productivity, planning and organisation


Read&Write

Description A collection of tools to support your reading and writing, including: Hear documents read out loud, text prediction, screen masking and summary highlighters.

Guides: Videos, training and guides can be found on TextHelp's training pages.

Location: All City student computers, and via Apps Anywhere

Category: Productivity, planning and organisation Listen to your computer


Zoomtext Magnifier/Reader

Description: A magnification and reading application tailored for low-vision users. Magnifier/Reader enlarges and enhances everything on the computer screen and can read aloud documents, web pages, and email.

Guides: Zoomtext training, videos and webinars

Location: Northampton Square Library Level 2, bookable computers.

Category:  Listen to your computer: text-to-speech and screen readers, Low Vision: magnify your screen, enhance mouse pointers and cursors, highlighting, screenreading.