Support for students with reading impairments

Students with reading impairments have the right to borrow customised course books. Legimus, via MTM, offers talking books, e-textbooks and braille books. You don’t have to show a certificate, but please read below the examples of reading impairments to make sure you have the right to use Legimus. To start an account, you need to book an appointment for registration and introduction.


More support from the University

Students at Campus Gotland can contact almedalsbiblioteket@ub.uu.se 

Book an appointment for registration in Legimus

If you have a reading impairment, you can make an appointment for registration and introduction.

We offer individual introductions in English, as well as group introductions in Swedish. All meetings take place online in Zoom.

If you can’t find an available appointment, or if you have questions about Legimus, please contact ask.library@ub.uu.se

Book an appointment

Transfer an existing Legimus account

Do you already have a Legimus account from another library? Apply for a transfer of your account by sending an e-mail to ask.library@ub.uu.se. Please include your personal identity number.

You are welcome to make an appointment to learn more.

Ordering recordings of course books

If your required course books are not already available as talking books at Legimus, we can help you order a recording from MTM. It takes about 12 weeks to record a book, so plan ahead.

To order customised course books you need to

  • have a reading impairment
  • have a Legimus account
  • and be a student at Uppsala University.

Please note: You can only order required course books. Also, it is not possible to order parts/chapters of course books.

Order a recording

Reading studio and digital tools for studies

There is a reading studio at Blåsenhus Library that can be booked for self-studies by students with reading impairments. The studio can be booked during the information desk's opening hours.

Book the Reading Studio

In the reading studio there is a scanner, two screens and a computer with the following software (Students at Uppsala University can also download them to their own computers):

Speech synthesis software

  • TorTalk – converts e-books, password protected PDF files and text from scanned images to speech both in Swedish and English. TorTalk has been specially developed for individuals with dyslexia and reading and writing difficulties. 
    Download TorTalk to your computer.

Spelling software

  • StavaRex – advanced spelling correction software that corrects major spelling errors, commonly confused words and basic grammar mistakes in the most common word processors, like MS Word. Can be combined with speech synthesis software.
     
  • SpellRight – advanced spelling correction software for individuals with Swedish as their first language and who write in English as their second language. The software corrects major spelling errors, commonly confused words and basic grammar mistakes in English in the most common word processors, like MS Word. The software also has an English-Swedish/Swedish-English dictionary. Can be combined with speech synthesis software.
    Download StavaRex or SpellRight to your computer.

Reading software

  • TextView – reading software for the visually impaired to read e-textbooks aloud. TextView is only available for Windows. The software does not include speech support. If you want a text read aloud, you have to install voice synthesis software on your computer. Software that enlarges text and braille displays are other aids that you can use with TextView. 
    Download TextView to your computer.
     
  • EasyReader – reading software to read talking books from Legimus using your computer. With EasyReader, you log in with your Legimus-account, search for, download and read aloud your talking books. You can see the text on the screen while it is being read (if the book has text). The speech synthesis included with EasyReader can also read texts from Microsoft Word files (.docx) and text files (.txt). You can also use it to read aloud text copied into the Windows clipboard. Read more in the help file included in the program.
    Download EasyReader to your computer.

Last modified: 2022-09-12