Reading & writing difficulties
Everyone has the right to study at the university on equal terms. If you have any kind of reading and writing difficulties, it is important that you contact the coordinator at KI early. The library offers many services that can help in your studies.
On the page Studying with disabilities you will have all the information you need to apply for special assistance. Contact person is Victoria Hansson, KI's coordinator for students with disabilities. You will be given a certificate to show to the staff in the library.
Phone: 08-524 860 04
Resource rooms with special equipment
The resource rooms are located inside the library in both Flemingsberg and in Solna. The resource rooms can be used for study or individual examinations. These rooms contain two computers that run special software and magnification equipment. The computers run software for speech synthesis, magnification, advanced spell-checking, language dictionary, etc.
Talking books, e-text and braille
You have the opportunity to receive course literature in the talking book, large print, e-text or braille formats. You will need a user account in order to download. The library will create one for you, as well as give you an introduction on usage. You can download talking books directly to your computer or smartphone from Legimus.
If you for some reason can't download yourself or need large print, e-text or braille, please use the order form instead.
If your (mandatory) course literature has not already been scanned, you can request scanning. It takes two months to produce a talking book or braille book, but you can get parts delivered as the book is being scanned. An e-text book is produced in five weeks.
There are free software for reading that can be downloaded on Legimus website.
As a KI student, you have access to the text-to-speech software TorTalk that you install on your own computer. All students can download the program, but students who find it hard to read regular text might find it extra useful.
Extended loan period
You may borrow course book for two weeks, with the opportunity to extend this period with 7 days at a time.
Free printing and copying
You may receive free unlimited copies and print-outs in order to support your studies. It is necessary that this has been agreed to by KI's coordinator for students with disabilities and is stated on you attestation. Your printing account is loaded with SEK 250 on each occasion. Contact the library staff or fill out this form.
Individual language assistance
If you want help with language, style and structure in your writing assignments, you are welcome to book an appointment with Academic Writing Support. Together with the writing instructor, you will set up a plan for when and how you can best use the support. If needed, you can come more than twice per assignment. Otherwise, the same conditions apply as for other students, ie that you book in the booking system and that you can not book more than one occasion at a time.
If you as a teacher need to book the resource rooms for individual exams, fill in our form for booking.
You as a teacher can borrow a computer for exams, fill in our form for booking. The loan period is two days. The computer can only be used for writing and it does not have access to Internet or other networks. The student saves their document on the USB stick. You as a teacher is responsible for transferring the document and delete files from the USB stick before the computer is returned to the library. The computer must be returned at the same library as borrowed.
If you would like us to get back to you, please submit your contact information in the form below along with your feeback.