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Useful links

At North East Scotland College, we strive to make our website accessible to all.

North East Scotland College recommends NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA), a free and open source screen reader for the Windows Operating System. To download the NVDA software or for more information please visit the NVDA website.

A range of other free, open source and commercial screen readers are available for different platforms and operating systems, a list of which can be found on Wikipedia's list of screen readers.

Window-Eyes from GW Micro is software that helps blind users and partially sighted people to use their computer. More information about the Window-Eyes screen reader and a demo version are available on the GW Micro website.

North East Scotland College website contains PDF documents. These documents can be viewed by using Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free to download from their web site.

If you are interested in the issue of accessibility, there are links below to other web sites that you may find interesting.

The RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind) website has information on better web design.


There are step by step tutorials to introduce you to some of the most commonly used accessibility features within your computer's operating system. Learn more at Microsoft's step by step tutorial guides.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology products are specially designed products chosen specifically to accommodate an individual’s disability or multiple disabilities. Learn more at Microsoft's assistive technology.

Guides by Disability

Disability guides provided by Microsoft list assistive technologies and link to Step by Step Tutorials that will help customise computers to accommodate an individual with a specific disability. Learn more at Microsoft's Overview of Guides by Disability.

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