Sensus Access

Convert your documents into accessible formats

By using Sensus Access you can make image-based PDFs, JPEGs and other files accessible, Sensus Access can convert them into text or audio.

Conditions of use

Sensus Access allows students and staff to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media. You can make an accessible copy if:

  • you own the copyright (e.g. it's your own work)
  • you have permission from the copyright owner
  • the copyright has expired
  • you have a print disability or if it's for someone with a print disability

For general information about copyright at the University of Sheffield see: Copyright - an introduction

Students with a print disability using Sensus Access need to agree that:

  • the copy won't be shared with others
  • you can't find a commercially available version in an appropriate format. For advice on how to do this please contact the Inclusive Learning Team at
  • you abide by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, Section 31A (Disabled persons: copies of works for personal use).

Contact us for copyright advice:

Convert your documents

Please note you need to use your University of Sheffield email address with this service.