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Reading and writing support

All students with special needs have the right to reading and writing support
Do you have reading impairment which makes it hard to read printed material? If so, you can get help in obtaining required reading as talking books. You can also install different kinds of assistive software on your computer. Many of the computers om campus are equipped with the same assistive software.

Talking books

If you require talking books or other adapted literature, you can get an account with MTM, the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media. They have over 100 000 talking books in their catalogue Legimus, including many textbooks. With an account you can download talking books to your computer or stream them to your cell phone.

In order to obtain an account and more information on help and support, contact your subject library. The librarian will register you in MTM’s digital library and give you an introduction to the downloading procedure. You will also get help to download the books and support with technical questions or other problems.

There is a Talking books guide (mainly in Swedish) with more information on how to access and use talking books and assistive software.

Assistive software

Students and staff can install the following software on your computer:

  • TorTalk is a text-to-speech software.
  • Easy Reader is a software for reading talking books.
  • Stava Rex is a spellcheck program for Swedish.
  • Spell Right is a spellcheck program for English.

In the Talking books guide (mainly in Swedish) you’ll find information about how to download, install and use the software. If you have questions contact the libraries.

Contact Learning Support and the Academic Support Centre

In order to have access to other support measures, contact Learning Support at Lund University. They can provide information on assistance with note-taking, mentoring and extended exam time.

The Academic Support Centre offers help with your study technique and academic writing through individual supervision and courses.

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