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. To start an account, you need to book an appointment for registration and introduction.
- Book an appointment for registration and introduction in Legimus.
- Transfer an existing Legimus account.
- Ordering recordings of course books
- Reading Studio and digital tools for studies.
More support from the University
Students at Campus Gotland may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Book an appointment for registration and introduction 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. During the registration you'll need to show an ID card or passport.
If you can’t find an available appointment, please contact email@example.com, and let us know if you prefer an individual or group introduction.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
The reading studio has a scanner for reading text on paper and a computer with the software below. Students at Uppsala University can also download the software to their own computers. The library offers courses where we demonstrate the software.
Speech synthesis and spelling
The University provides access to TorTalk, Spell Rex and SpellRight.
MTM provides access to the reading software Easyreader for talking books and Textview for e-text. More information about the software is available on Legimus' website, where you can also download the software.