Transcription services

The RNIB Transcription Service Leeds works with the University to provide transcription of academic material - print and inaccessible electronic source files - into large print, electronic text, braille, digital audio and tactile diagrams.

All transcription is tailored to individual requirements. In addition, it has access to RNIB Bookshare - an online digital academic collection - which secures files from publishers and other transcription suppliers.

This service does not require DSA/Access to Work funding and early contact is to be encouraged as it can take time to produce transcription.

The Transcription Service is available to students (and members of staff) at the University who have:

  • a visual impairment (blind or partially sighted)
  • a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia)
  • a neurodevelopmental disability (such as autism or ADHD)
  • a physical disability which affects use of printed materials


For further information/to use the service, please contact:

Vibi Rothnie
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)
RNIB Transcription Service Leeds
Disability Services
University of Leeds

Phone: 0113 343 3928/3929