Guidance on accessing, installing and using Lex.


What does Lex do?

Lex is a software package specially designed for people with dyslexia or learning difficulties.

Using the Wand, you can quickly convert printed material into an accessible electronic format, including spoken word.

You can also convert documents already available electronically, without using the wand.

Where to access Lex

  • Information Commons (IC): Level one rooms 1.25 and 1.24 and PCs 1059, 1060 and 1061. Lex has also been installed on an IC laptop. Ask at the level one Information Desk.
  • Health Sciences Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital: PCs 22 and 28.
  • The Diamond Level 4: PC 4.02, 4.26, also in the Library Reference Collection on the PC next to the Text Enlarger Workstation.
  • Western Bank Library: Level four PC 11.

How to access Lex

  • Ask a member Library staff to borrow the Readit Wand (if required).
  • Log in to one of the PCs listed above.
  • Plug the USB cable of the Wand into the PC, if needed. You can find advice on setting up the Wand in the Readit guide.
  • Either click on the Lex icon on the PC desktop, or from the Start menu at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, select All Programs > Lex > Lex.

Get help

See these user guides for help with Lex. Alternatively, if you have any questions, you can contact the Inclusive Learning Team.

How to use Lex

Always exit the Lex software before disconnecting the Wand. Failure to do so may lead to camera damage in the Wand. Details on how to exit the software are available in the user guide.

Further information and comments

If you would like further information or wish to comment on any aspect of the service, please contact us by:

Email: lib-inclusivelearning@sheffield.ac.uk

Phone: +44 114 222 7204

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