Support for reading and writing

We can help you who need your course literature adapted or need computer software as a support for your reading and writing. We also have resource rooms equipped with computers with custom software that you can book.

Contact and access

Use our contact form to acquire access to Legimus for borrowing talking books. Through the form you can also order adaptation of course literature and permission to book our resource rooms. Please contact us for a personal appointment.Contact form

Listen to the course literature

If you have a reading difficulties you have the right to course literature adapted as talking books or other formats. Talking books are borrowed via Legimus and you can listen to them through your smartphone or computer. Contact us so we can help you get started and to find your course literature.
Read more about who can borrow talking books on the Legimus website.Legimus

Software available to everyone

When you study at Umeå University, you will have access to software and other IT tools that may ease your studies. All students can download this software for free. With the speech synthesis programs ClaroRead Plus and WordRead Plus you can get digital texts such as book chapters and articles read out for you. It can be very helpful if, for example, you have dyslexia or difficulty concentrating when you read.Software and adaptations

Resource rooms

At the University Library there are three bookable resource rooms that can be used by students who need support for reading and writing. There you can use our computers with custom software. For example, they have software for advanced spelling, magnification and speech synthesis. A scanner is also available in each room.
At the Medical Library you can borrow a laptop with the same software installed.Book resource room