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Help if you have a disability

If you have a reading disability, the university provides advice and support so that you can read your course literature. The University Library advisory service aims for you to be able to study on the same terms as other students.


Reading with a reading disability

Not everyone can read in the same way. A reading disability means that text printed on paper will not suffice for you to be able to read. In that case, text needs to be presented in a different way, such as spoken text in a talking book or in Braille. You will find these books in the Legimus database.

Who is allowed to use the books in Legimus?

To use Legimus you must show eligibility to sign up for it. A certificate from your doctor or speech therapist is not required. Instead, your need for alternate ways to read is discussed in a meeting with us.

Who can borrow from Legimus? External link.


Book an introduction to Legimus

To access the books in Legimus, you must first make an appointment for an introduction.

Book an introduction to Legimus and accessible reading 

Are you missing a book in Legimus?

Stating your student or Legimus account information you can order the compulsory literature for a course to which you have been admitted. Eight weeks before the start of a course at MDU, the literature for the course is published.

You are required to check that the books you are going to use are available in Legimus. If the books cannot be found, you need to order them from the University Library. Your order is then sent to the Swedish agency for accessible media, MTM, where talking books and e-text for Legimus are produced.

It takes a long time to produce talking books or Braille, 6 -12 weeks. Therefore, you should check the course list on the day it is released.

The course literature can be found in the syllabus

Place an order for a new talking book


Do you want to find more tools or more support?

Course literature often includes texts other than books. Students and employees at MDU can download a speech synthesis software, Tor Talk. Speech synthesis is a digital voice that reads out text that is shown on your computer screen. Use Tor Talk on articles or websites.

MDU also gives tech support when you write. The Stava Rex and SpellRight software provide a more advanced spell check than the one built into Word.

Download Tor Talk, Stava Rex and SpellRight External link.

To help you with situations during lectures and on exams the university provides coordinators for educational support.

Read more about what support and adaptations you can get during your studies at MDU

More information

If you have questions about Legimus and TorTalk, please contact biblioteket@mdu.se