Reading and writing difficulties

Last changed: 19 February 2020

If you have reading- and writing difficulties, the SLU University Library offers support. We can help you borrow talking books and we offer computers equipped with useful programs.

Talking books

As a student with disabilities you are entitled to borrow adapted course literature through the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, (MTM). At the SLU University Library we can help you find and acquire talking books.

If the book you need is in the Legimus catalogue , you can download it yourself. To use this service please contact the library to receive a user account.

Talking books in your smartphone/tablet

If you have a user account, you can read talking books on your smartphone or tablet using the Legimus app from MTM. It's available for Android and iPhone/iPad. 

Reproduction of course literature

The right to educational support also enables you to order reproduction of course literature not yet available in the Legimus catalogue. Remember to place your order early! A reproduction can take 6-8 weeks.

Resource rooms

Resource rooms equipped with special programs to facilitate studies for students with reading and writing difficulties are available in Umeå, Uppsala and Alnarp. In Skinnskatteberg, there's one computer equipped with special programs. 

Computer programs and apps

There are useful computer programs available if you prefer to listen to texts, and also programs that can help you with spelling and writing. 

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