University students with a reading impairment can borrow course literature in alternative formats.


What is a reading impairment?

Reading impairment means that a person has difficulty reading printed text. Reading impairments include people with reading and writing disabilities, visual impairment, physical impairment, hearing impairment, autism and adhd. 

The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media produces course literature in alternative formats for university students. Swedish as a second language does not count as a reading impairment.

Talking books

The library will help you get an account in the Legimus directory. You can read talking books in the Legimus app, in a reading program or in the web reader at Book a meeting to get a talking book account here.

Order new production of talking books

If you need a book not already available through Legimus, you can order it as a new production. However, it takes 6-12 weeks to get a book produced, so you will need to plan long-term.
Order talking books.

Do you live far from campus?

We can contact you via a web meeting tool or phone and have an introduction meeting. You can also contact your closest public library and ask for a talking book account in Legimus. Then contact us for more information regarding the University library talking book service.

Download TorTalk

TorTalk is a text-to-speech program that can read all sorts of texts on the computer screen, including e-books and PDFs. The program is available for all Mid Sweden University students and is available for both PC and Mac.
Download TorTalk

Contact co-ordinator

The co-ordinator can help you with additional support such as help with taking notes, text recordings, adjustment of rooms et cetera. Each campus has co-ordinators, see Mid Sweden University's page about disability services.

Contact persons for talking books: