Reading and writing difficulties

The library offers services that can make your studies at KI easier.

Getting started

On the page Studying with disabilities at KI 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.

Phone: 08-524 860 04.

More contact details and information about how to book an appointment with the coordinator

You will be given a certificate to show to the staff in the library.

Resource rooms and special equipment

The resource rooms are located inside the library in both Flemingsberg and in Solna.

Book the resource room in SolnaBook the resource room in Flemingsberg

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. 

More information about the resource room Book a demonstration of the resource room

If you as a teacher need to book the resource room for an individual exam, contact the library.

Telephone & chat Mon – Fri 9:00 – 16:00.
08-524 84 000

Talking books, e-text, braille …

Bild på en surfplatta med Legimus.

You have the opportunity to receive course literature in the talking book, large print, e-text or braille formats. You can download talking books directly to your computer or smartphone from the MTM's (Swedish Agency for Accessible Media) website and their service Legimus (also available as an app). 

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. 

Book a demonstration of 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 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.

You can download free reading software from MTM

Text-to-speech TorTalk

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.

How to install TorTalk

Extended loan period

You may borrow course book for two weeks, with the opportunity to extend this period.

Free printing and copying

You will receive free unlimited copies and print-outs in order to support your studies. Your printing account is loaded with SEK 250 on each occasion. Contact the library staff or fill out this form.

Borrow a computer for exams

Your teacher can borrow a computer for exams. 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. You can save your document on the USB stick. Your 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.

Individual language assistance

If you want help with your written assignments, you can book an appointment with Academic Writing Support.

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