If you need support with reading and writing you can:
get a personal introduction by librarians to the available support
listen to your course literature
study in calm resource rooms
use assistive technology on your computer.
Who are qualified to receive reading and writing support?
Reading and writing support is available to you if you have:
difficulties reading, absorbing information and comprehending text, as would be the case of people with dyslexia
neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, ADHD or ADD
a physical impairment that makes printed books difficult to handle
a temporary reading impairment caused by illness, for example.
You can book one of our librarians for a personal introduction to the available support. At the introduction we will demonstrate computer programs that make reading and writing easier. We will also create an account for you so that you can borrow "talking books" in audio formats from the digital library Legimus.
Use the library contact form to book a personal introduction or ask a question. Use the subject area "Support for reading and writing".
You have the right to get access to your mandatory textbook in an adapted format if you have trouble reading printed books. For instance, you may need to listen to it or read it using various aids instead. The most common adaptation you can get is literature in audio format, so-called "talking books".
Use an app or a computer to listen to talking books
You borrow books in audio format from the digital library Legimus. Our librarians will help you gain access to the service. We can also help to navigate the Legimus home page, since it's in Swedish.
You can listen to the books on your computer or using an app on your phone or tablet.
Order adapted course literature that's not already available
If your mandatory textbook is not available in Legimus you may order it via the library. Order the adaptation of the book in good time before you need it. Just producing the book will take Legimus around 8-12 weeks.
Mobile phones and tablets often have built-in tools such as
different types of audio settings.
You can activate them via "Settings" on your device.
On your computer, the web browser often provides the options of magnification and speech synthesis.
In some browsers, the speech synthesis is already activated. You can use it to read webpages and it opens automatically when you open a PDF file. When you use a browser that does not have the tool, you need to download a browser extension.