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Talking books

If you have reading difficulties, you can get your course literature adapted as talking books, Braille or e-text. KTH Library will help you get access to the format that best suits you.

A girl sits in the library, listening to a book, wearing headphones.

There are many reasons why you might need adapted books, like dyslexia, visual impairment, physical disability or something else.

The most common form of adapted books is talking books, but there are other formats as well, like Braille. You can listen to talking books on your computer, mobile phone or tablet.

Talking books can be found in the talking books library Legimus, and to get access you need to make an appointment with us here at the library. You can choose a time that suits you, and the talking books introduction can be held in the main library or on Zoom.

Those who need it are entitled to get all their obligatory course literature adapted. If you need a course book that has not been adapted yet, we can help you order a recording of it. However, it can take a long time to produce a new talking book so it is important to contact us as soon as possible. You can order a recording by emailing us on biblioteket@kth.se .

Book a reading studio

If you have a certificate from the coordinator for disabled students ( Funka ), you can book the reading studio at the Main Library, Kista or Flemingsberg. Funka adds the access rights to your KTH access card. These rooms are available when the premises are open and they can be booked in advance. 

Book a reading studio

Book an introduction to talking books

Access Legimus

Other aids

Tortalk

Everyone at KTH can download the speech synthesis Tortalk on their computer. Tortalk is a programme that can convert all digital texts to speech.

Learn more about Tortalk

Spelling aids

Students and employees at KTH also have free access to a number of spelling aids, among those Spellright for English texts and Stava Rex for Swedish texts.

Learn more about spelling aids

Librarians working with talking books

Elisabet Edling
Elisabet Edling
Annika Stengard
Annika Stengard
Viveka Norström Hallberg
Viveka Norström Hallberg