Sensus Access

The Disability Service has developed a partnership with SensusAccess to bring its self-service, alternate media solution to the University of South Wales.

SensusAccess provides Inclusion Technology which allows students and staff to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. 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.

If you have any queries about accessing resources in alternative formats or any requirements which cannot be met via Sensus Access, please contact [email protected] to discuss.

Convert your document

Follow the four easy steps below to have your document converted into an alternative, accessible format.

The converted document will be delivered in your USW email inbox (please note you will need to use your @southwales email address to access the service).
You may upload one or more files, enter a URL to a file or simply type in the text you wish to have converted.

Sensus Access Conversion Cymraeg Sensus Access Conversion English

The SensusAccess e-learning course is intended for students, staff, faculty and others who are converting material into alternate formats such as audio books, e-books, digital large-print and Braille, either for themselves or on behalf of others. The course also covers how SensusAccess can be used to improve the accessibility of documents and to make documents easier to work with. A separate module explains how to create documents that comply with the accessibility requirements.

Best Practice Guides:

Copyright and 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.
You need to agree that:
•the copy won’t be shared with others
•you can’t find a commercially available version in an appropriate format
•you abide by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, Section 31A
•you abide by the Data Protection Act when storing or sharing converted files that contain personal data.