If you are a student and have a reading disability relating to, for example, dyslexia, ADHD or a visual impairment, you can borrow your course literature as talking books. There are also computer programs that can help you when you read and write, and most of these can be downloaded to your computer, and sometimes to your phone.
Make an appointment to get started with using talking books.
If you are a student with a reading disability, you can borrow course literature as talking books in Legimus. The talking books can be read with the help of a reading program on your computer or using the Legimus app on your phone. The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM) is behind this platform.
If you do not find your course literature in Legimus, you can order a new recording. This applies to obligatory course literature or literature that you need for you for your paper.
Be sure to order well in advance as it takes around 6-8 weeks to record a talking book. (The course literature is to be available no later than two months before the course starts, according to “Students’ rights and obligations”)
As a student at the university, there are several computer programs you can use to help with spelling, translation, note-taking, and recording. Some of the programs are available on the computers in the libraries, and others can be downloaded to your own computer or phone.
You download the programs via the SKOLON service. To access Skolon, you need login information.
E-mail your name and national registration number to us to get login information:
There is a wide range of apps that can help you with spelling, taking notes, reading notes aloud or translation. Here were have chosen a selection of the ones we think are good.
Search for talking books in Legimus, download and listen on your phone. Platform: iPhone, iPad and Android
Reads aloud talking books that you have downloaded to your iPhone. Platform: iPhone
Scans printed text and convert it into electronic text. Prizmo can then read the text aloud. You can buy many different voices in a variety of languages. Platform: iPhone
Reads electronic text aloud. Text documents can be downloaded from, for example, Dropbox. Platform: iPhone.
A writing tool that corrects serious typos, easily confused words, and grammatical errors in Swedish, English, German and Danish. The app works as a custom word processor and contains a spelling function and grammar checker. It can also read words and sentences aloud, both while you write and the entire text afterwards. Platform: iPad.
Using AudioNote you can take notes at the same time as you record a lecture, for example. When you then look up a particular note, the audio is played back from that point in the recording where you made the note. Platform: iPhone.
Helps you create and keep track of your notes. The notes can be in the form of images, audio or text. Platform: iPhone, Android.
An app where you can write, import images, record, take notes in PDF, and more. Platform: iPhone, iPad, iPod
An app where you can make text and audio notes. Platform: iPad.
Converts to text. Talk on the phone and the mobile writes down what you are saying. The Android version works the same but it called Dragon Remote Microphone. Platform: iPhone, Android.
Dictate + Connect (Dictamus)
Use your phone as a dictaphone with many useful functions. Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android.
Use your phone as a dictaphone with many useful functions. Platform: iPhone, iPad, iPod
Speak a word and have it translated. There are many languages to choose from. Platform: iPhone.
An app that translates between more than 100 languages from text, image and speech. Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android.
Dictionary app that reflects the contents of the 14th edition of the Swedish Academy Dictionary (SAOL 14) from 2015. Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android.