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Sensus Access QEO

Create accessible documents with SensusAccess

Staff and students can use SensusAccess to convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. 

This gives staff a tool for converting their own written materials into audio books which can be a great way listen to work on long train journeys. Also staff should be aware that some students choose not to declare their need for more accessible learning materials so this service is open and free forallstaff and students and we encourage you to use SensusAccess and promote it among the wider student body.

The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats. We call that Inclusion Technology. The service is embedded on this page. Acceptable file types are listed belowinSTEP 1.

To use the service there are 3 simple steps

  1. Upload your file.
  2. Choose the type of file you would like returned.
  3. Enter your University email address. A link to your converted file will be emailed for you to open or download.

Conditions of use

You can make an accessible copy if you own the copyright (eg. it's your own work), have permission from the copyright holder, if the copyright has expired, or if it's for someone with a print disability. If so you need to agree that:

Need help

If you need help with this service the Staff Digital Skills team are here for you, please contact

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