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Reading and writing support

A student with headphones is working on his laptop. Photo: Johan Bävman.

Accessible materials

Do you have a reading impairment, such as dyslexia, visual impairment, or adhd? The Library of Science can help you borrow course literature in an accessible format. You can also borrow printed course books for extended loan periods (28 days).

Talking books are produced by the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM, and registered in their catalogue, Legimus. Book an appointment with one of our contact librarians for reading and writing support to open a Legimus account. Once you have an account you can search for, use, and download talking books yourself.

Catalogue of talking books in Legimus (only in Swedish)

Book a meeting and get help with reading and writing support

For access to accessible materials and information about resources, book a meeting with one of our contact librarians for reading and writing support.

  • Biology Library: Johnny Jönsson (johnny [dot] jonsson [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (johnny[dot]jonsson[at]science[dot]lu[dot]se))
  • Geolibrary: Ulrika Björklund (ulrika [dot] bjorklund [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (ulrika[dot]bjorklund[at]science[dot]lu[dot]se))
  • Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Anna Lindén (anna [dot] linden [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (anna[dot]linden[at]science[dot]lu[dot]se))
  • Physics and Astronomy Library: Fredrik Larsson (britta [dot] renman [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (fredrik[dot]larsson[at]science[dot]lu[dot]se))

Assistive software

We provide an assistive text-to-speech software that you can download to your own computer, phone or tablet. It is called TorTalk, and you can use it as support when you need to read. TorTalk is also installed on most computers in all branches of the Library of Science.

TorTalk (text-to-speech program) – libguides.lub.lu.se

Further resources

Contact the accessibility officer at your faculty for information about the support the University can offer. The learning support on offer includes note-taking, mentoring, and special arrangements for exams.

Support for students with disabilities – lunduniversity.lu.se

The accessibility officer at the Faculty of Science and LTH is Christina Rowa.

christina [dot] rowa [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se (christina[dot]rowa[at]stu[dot]lu[dot]se)