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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 files, e-books and digital Braille. 

The tools is designed to support students with learning difficulties, however the functionality it offers will be useful to everybody.

Sensus Access lets you convert your own written materials into audio files, which can be a great way listen to work while travelling. Staff should be aware that some students choose not to declare their need for more accessible learning materials. This service is open and free for all staff and students and we encourage you to use SensusAccess and promote it with your students.

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.

To use the service there are 3 simple steps (View online learning on how to use Sensus Access.)

  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.

Use SensusAccess to convert a file

Access the SensusAccess service

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