Reading and writing assistance
Are you a student at Södertörn University or The Swedish Red Cross University College with a disability that affects your studies? At the library we can help you find and acquire modified books.
How do you get started with talking books?
You contact us at email@example.com and we will find a time to meet with you.
If you need further assistance in your studies, consult the University's coordinator of student support, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Course literature list
It is important that you have an up-to-date literature list for your course. Try to get a copy of it as early as possible. If the literature list is not available on the university website contact the school secretary of the subject you are studying. Ask if you may get copies of the literature lists for upcoming courses as well, preferably a couple of months in advance.
Reading in mobile devices
Do you want to read a talking book on your smartphone or tablet, that's fine too. Legimus is also available as an app, free of charge.
Most of the course literature is available as an e-book. Search for them in our search tool SöderScholar. Certain e-books can be read by voice synthesizer software. For more information speak to a member of staff at the Information desk in the library.
If you do not find the book at Legimus.se
If there is a book which is not available yet as a talking book from the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM) Legimus, library staff can order it. Contact us at email@example.com
Please note: A new talking book can take up to two months to produce.
Articles and compendia (course literature)
- Article or compendia that are only available in paper form : Scan material and save the file as a PDF , via computer or tablet. Now you can get your text read in any voice synthesizer.
- Is the article in digital format : Save the article to your tablet , smartphone or computer and have the text read aloud in a reading program or an app that has voice synthesiz support. There are currently several different apps with voice synthesizer on the market.
- The library have the speech synthesiz support Tor Talk that read aloud locked pdf files, articles, e-books and websites. EasyReader is also a speech synthesize program that reads the downloaded talking books from Legimus. You can find Tor Talk and EasyReader on computers in the It lab UB518 and Info Workshop UB517.
- Scanner connected to a computer is available in the resource room.
Loan of laptop computers
The library has laptop computers, called "108 computers", for loan to students with disabilites. Programs to help you with your studies are installed on each of these loan laptops. The loan period for these laptops is up to two weeks.
The resource room
The library contains the university's resource room that is for those who have a disability. The resource room is equipped with read-screen, scanner, printer and two computers with various support programs.
Borrow a talking book on CD
If you, for any reason, are unable to download a talking book it can be ordered through the library. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.