Support for students with reading impairments

If you have a reading impairment you are entitled to course literature in an accessible form. Reading impairments include reading disorder, visual impairment, impaired mobility, autism, ADHD or other conditions that make it difficult to read written text.

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Course literature as talking books from Legimus

You can borrow and read course literature as talking books through Legimus.
You can read talking books in several ways:

  • With a mobile phone or tablet, by downloading the Legimus app.
  • With a computer, using the Legimus web player, or with a program for playing talking books, that can be downloaded for free through Legimus.

Contact the library (Protected address) if you would like to start using Legimus. We will book a meeting where we will show you how to borrow and use talking books. You can always turn to the library for support.

The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM) adapts course books for students with reading impairments. Read more about them and their catalogue Legimus:

The Swedish Agency for Accesible Media (MTM)

Legimus

 


Course literature not available in Legimus

Cannot find your mandatory course literature in Legimus? Contact the library (Protected address) and we will order a recording of the book. Be prepared that it will take around 8 weeks to produce a new talking book. Teachers should therefore inform students about mandatory course literature as far in advance as possible.

TorTalk

TorTalk is a program for speech synthesis that reads aloud all kinds of texts from your computer screen, including scanned text. The program works well for reading shorter articles and other texts not available in the Legimus library.

TorTalk is installed on all computers in the library and in the computer rooms. As a Konstfack student you can also install and use the program on your private computer.

For instructions see: https://www.konstfack.se/en/Intranet/Service-och-support/Offers-and-discounts/Software-for-students/

Contact the library (Protected address) for questions about TorTalk.

Other support

Students with reading impairments could be entitled to other kinds of support, such as help with taking notes. Read more about studying at Konstfack with a disability: https://www.konstfack.se/en/Education/Being-a-student-at-Konstfack/Studying-with-a-disability/

Updated: 17 September 2010
Author:

Konstfack
LM Ericssons väg 14
126 26 Stockholm
Tel: 08-450 41 00
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