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Talking books

If you have a reading impairment you can get your course literature adapted to an accessible format.

Workshops about Tortalk

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.

There are several reasons why you might need adapted books, like dyslexia, visual impairment, physical disability.

You will find talking books in the digital library Legimus. To access Legimus you need to make an appointment with the library. You can choose a time and format that suits you, we will meet you at the main library or on Zoom.

Book an introduction to talking books

Access Legimus

If your course book is not yet available in Legimus, we will help you to make a request. However, it can take some time to produce a new talking book. Make sure you contact us as soon as you get your reading list. You can order a recording by emailing us on .

Are you a teacher? Order talking books well in time for a course start

As a teacher, please submit course literature lists for upcoming courses so that we can pre-order the recording of any missing literature to ensure they are ready by the course start. Send the lists to . Please note that it is MTM (Swedish Agency for Accessible Media) that decides which books can be recorded.

Book a resource room

If you have a certificate from the coordinator for disabled students ( Funka ), you can book the resource room 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 resource room

Other aids


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