As a student, you have access to various programs that can help you when reading and writing. Everybody at Malmö University can use the programs, and you can download most of the programs to your computer, and sometimes also to your phone. If you have a disability that makes it difficult to read print text, you can borrow the course literature as talking books.

Using talking books

If you have a reading impairment, you can borrow books via Legimus.

Who can borrow talking books?

Once you have received your login you can search for talking books in Legimus. You listen to the books using a reading program on your computer or using the Legimus app on your mobile.

If you already have a Legimus account, you do not need to book an appointment for a walk-through, unless you do not want to. However, you need to transfer your account to Malmö University Library. Send us an email with your name, e-mail, and birth date to talbok@mau.se and we will take care of it.

You do not need a certificate in order to get help with talking books.

 

When your account is created, you are able to listen to books from Legimus in various ways.

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 your paper.

Be sure to order well in advance. It takes around 6-10 weeks to record a talking book.

Information about mandatory course literature is to be available no later than the date the course or program opens for registration. After the registration opens no changes to the syllabus are allowed. For more information, visit Students Rights and Responsibilities, and the policy document The Rights and Responsibilities of Students at Malmö University, pages 3-5.

Email us if you need a new book recording

Programs that help you in your studies

As a student at the university, there are several programs you can use to get help with rading text aloud, spelling, translation, note-taking, and recording. You can download the programs to your computer or phone.

Product keys or login information can be downloaded here:

  • Log in to Idservice
  • Click on "Product keys" in the menu
  • Find the right program in the list and click “Claim Key”
  • Copy the product key

Get Product key - Idservice

To be able to fully use support programs, you need Office Word. 
As a student, you can download the Office programs free of charge.

TorTalk - for Windows and Mac

A program that highlights and reads text. With TorTalk you are able to have e-books read and locked pdf-files which are not possible to read out loud with other speech syntheses.

When installing TorTalk on your computer you will need a “product key”. See the instructions above.

ClaroRead Pro/Plus

A program that highlights and reads text. The program can also read text written in real time. The program has an OCR scanner that converts image files to text which can be read aloud.

ClaroRead Pro/Plus can be downloaded from SKOLON. To be able to log in to SKOLON you will need a “product key”. See the instructions above.

Claro Bookreader

Reads PDF documents aloud. You can take notes, underline, and do color highlighting in the text.

Download Claro Bookreader (SKOLON)

StavaRex - for PC and Mac

A program that corrects spelling and grammar in Swedish text.

Download StavaRex from SKOLON

Manual for StavaRex (PC) (in Swedish)

Manual for StavaRex Mac (in Swedish)

SpellRight

A program that corrects spelling and grammar in English text.

Manual for SpellRight Mac (in Swedish)

 

 

Claro Ideas

With Claro Ideas you can create mind maps when you need to structure your study material. The mind maps can be exported to Word or PowerPoint.

Download ClaroIdeas from SKOLON

ClaroRead Anywhere

Word processor which can read a written of pasted text aloud. It also includes a dictation function, which converts your talk to text.

Download ClaroRead from SKOLON

Tips on useful apps

There is a wide range of apps that can help you with spelling, taking notes, reading notes aloud, or translation. Here we have chosen a selection of the ones we think are good.

Legimus

Search for talking books in Legimus, download and listen on your phone.
Platform: iPhone, iPad and Android

Read2Go

Reads aloud e-books and talking books that you have downloaded to your iPhone.
Platform: iPhone

Prizmo

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

ClaroSpeak

Reads electronic text aloud. Text documents can be downloaded from, for example, Dropbox.
Platform: iPhone.

Read2Go

Reads aloud e-books and talking books that you have downloaded to your iPhone.
Platform: iPhone

Apple Books

Reads aloud e-books that you have downloaded to your iPhone or iPad
Platform: iPhone, iPad

Bluefire Reader

Reads aloud e-books that you have downloaded to your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android

Aldiko

Reads aloud e-books that you have downloaded to your Android device.
Platform: Android

ClaroSpeak

Text-to-speech app that reads aloud text documents that you have downloaded to your iPhone or iPad device.
Platform: iPhone, iPad.

Acapela

Text-to-speech app that reads aloud text documents.
Platform: Android.

Oribi Writer

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.

AudioNote

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.

Evernote

Helps you create and keep track of your notes. The notes can be in the form of images, audio or text.
Platform: iPhone, Android.

Notability

An app where you can write, import images, record, take notes in PDF, and more.
Platform: iPhone, iPad, iPod

SoundNote

An app where you can make text and audio notes.
Platform: iPad.

 

Dragon Dictation

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.

Smart Recorder

Use your phone as a dictaphone with many useful functions.
Platform: iPhone, iPad, iPod

iTranslate

Speak a word and have it translated. There are many languages to choose from. 
Platform: iPhone.

Google Translate

An app that translates between more than 100 languages from text, image and speech.
Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android.

SAOL

Dictionary app that reflects the contents of the 14th edition of the Swedish Academy Dictionary (SAOL 14) from 2015.
Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android.

Prizmo

OCR reader with built-in speech synthesis
Platform: iPhone, iPad.