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Resource rooms at Student Services

Student Services in Studenthuset has 12 resource rooms with computers adapted specifically for students with disabilities. If you have an access card to the resource rooms, you can book and use them for individual studies.

The resource rooms at Student Services are located in house Beta, Studenthuset, floor 1 and 2, Frescati, Universitetsvägen 2B. All resource rooms are equipped with a computer and you can print documents using a Printomat printer.

It is possible to obtain an access card that gives you access to the resource rooms during your studies if you are studying at Stockholm University and have some form of long-term disability that makes it necessary for you to sit in a separate room and/or use a computer with special software. Contact the coordinator for special pedagogical support if you need an access card.

Collect your access card

You can collect the card yourself at the earliest four workdays after the coordinator placed the order. The card will be available to collect for 20 days. You can collect the card from Service Centre, Södra huset, house D, floor 4, next to Stockholm University Library. For opening hours, please visit: Service Centre.

Activate the card each semester

You have to reactivate your access card before each new semester. This must be done before both the autumn and the spring semester. To activate the card, send an email to resursrum@su.se containing the following information:

  • Name and surname
  • User name (university account)
  • Personal identity number (yymmdd-xxxx)
  • Card number (10 black digits on the back of the card)

NB! It must be stated in Ladok that you are registered on a course at the Stockholm University during the semester when the card is supposed to be active.

Misuse of card

In the case of access card misuse, through improper use of the rooms and the equipment within, the card may be revoked.

Studenthuset (house Beta) has 12 resource rooms specially adapted for students with long-term disabilities. The rooms have no plants and are sparsely furnished in order to minimise dust accumulation. 

The rooms are cleaned every weekday morning according to the following schedule: Once a day the floors are cleaned and carpets are vacuumed. Tables and window sills have trash removed and are cleaned. Once a month door frames and skirtings are cleaned. 

Student Services cannot guarantee that the resource rooms are completely free from allergenic particles. Traces of allergenic substances can always occur, since hundreds of students are using the rooms. For example, pet hair and the smell of smoke and/or perfume may be brought in through students’ clothing.

The rules posted in each resource room encourage students to show consideration for those with allergies by avoiding perfume and keeping an eye on clothes with pet hair. The rules also stipulate that it is prohibited to eat warm, cooked food in the resource rooms, as the smell of the food may bother other students. Students are not permitted to bring nuts or other foods that are highly allergenic. Compliance with these rules is based on trust and difficult to check.

No trash bins are available in the rooms since 30 March 2015. Students must bring all trash with them from the room and dispose of it at the nearest recycling station, for example in house Alfa.

The coordinator for special pedagogical support will provide you with a booking link to TimeEdit, where you can book the resource rooms at Student Services. You can book a room for individual studies for no more than four hours per day.

All rooms are equipped with a computer, internet connection, and several support programs - see list below. The Office suite is installed on all computers. Log in using your university account. Save your files on your university account or a USB memory stick. All resource rooms have height-adjustable desks.

NB! You do not have permission to install software. 

If something does not work, please report it to resursrum@su.se.  

House Beta, Floor 1

Resource room 161

Programs:  EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture and ClaroIdeas.

Resource room 162

Programs:  EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture and ClaroIdeas.

Resource room 163

Programs:  EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture and ClaroIdeas.

Resource room 164

Programs:  EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture and ClaroIdeas.

Resource room 165

Programs: EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture, ClaroIdeas and ZoomText.

House Beta, Floor 2

Resource room 231

Programs: JAWS, CX for Word, Infovox, Omni Page, EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture and ClaroIdeas.

Additional information: The room is specially adapted for blind/severely visually impaired people and includes a braille typewriter. Scanners and braille printers are available to borrow. For more information, please email disability@su.se.

Resource room 232

Programs: EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture, ClaroIdeas and SuperNova.

Additional information: Video magnifier (electronic device that magnifies text). The room is specially adapted for visually impaired people.

Resource room 233

Programs: EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture, ClaroIdeas and ZoomText.

Additional information: Video magnifier (electronic device that magnifies text). The room is specially adapted for visually impaired people.

Resource room 253

Programs: EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture, ClaroIdeas and ZoomText.

Resource room 254

Programs: EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture, ClaroIdeas and SuperNova.

Resource room 256

Programs: EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture, ClaroIdeas and SuperNova.

Resource room 257

Programs: EasyReader, ClaroRead Plus, ScreenRuler, ClaroCapture, ClaroIdeas and SuperNova.

Extra programs

All computers are installed with the programs SpellRight and Stava Rex but these programs are developed for native Swedish speakers who write in English. They are designed to detect and correct misspellings influenced by Swedish phonology and therefor are not recommended for students who are not native Swedish speakers.

In case there is something wrong with the computer equipment, furniture or other fixtures, please contact resursrum@su.se. In case of urgent computer failure, you may contact Jorge Moreno, tel: + 46 8-161713.

Items left behind in the resource rooms should be brought to Fastighetsavdelningen Service Centre, Universitetsvägen 14, Södra huset, next to Frescati library. 

Service Centre contact information and opening hours

Log in

The computers are connected to your university account. This means that you log in to the computers in the resource rooms in the same way that you log in to other student computers on campus. 

Read more about university account

Log out

When you are done, simply log out. Do not turn off the computer.

You need to use your university card to print your work on a Printomat printer. Printomat printers can be found in two locations in Studenthuset:

  • 1 Printomat behind Infocenter, floor 2, house Alfa
  • 1 Printomat, floor 1, house Beta

In order to print, you need to add money to the university card. You can do this via the internet.

More information about printing, scanning and copying.

The University Library also has two resource rooms for students with disabilities. You can read more about the accessibility aids that are available there on the library’s website.

More information about resource rooms at Stockholm University Library

If you violate the rules below, the access card may be revoked.

Use of the access card

Only people with their own access card may use the rooms. The card is personal and may not be lent out to another person.

Rules for using the resource rooms

  • No group work or study groups in the resource rooms – loud discussions bother students in adjacent resource rooms.
  • You may bring a personal assistant into the resource room. NB! On these occasions, always use a low conversational tone.
  • Show consideration for users of the resource rooms with allergies. Keep in mind that many people are allergic to perfume, nuts, and hair from furry animals.
  • It is not permitted to eat warm food in the resource rooms, as the smell of the food may bother other students.
  • Do not leave trash in the rooms. Bring the trash with you as you leave and dispose of it at the nearest recycling station, for example in the Alfa house.
  • If you have booked a resource room and do not show up within half an hour of the booked time, another student may use the room.
  • Turn off all the lights and make sure the door closes properly when you leave the room.
  • Do not let unauthorised persons into the resource rooms. If a student has forgotten their access card, they must contact the staff at Infocenter. You must not let in any person without an access card.

Rules for booking the resource rooms

  • You may book a maximum of four consecutive hours up to one week in advance for studies, take-home examinations, or essay work.
  • Rooms 231-233 are intended for visually impaired students and should only be booked in exceptional cases if you are not visually impaired. Room 231 gives priority to blind/severely visually impaired people. 
  • Bookings of the resource rooms must fall within the general opening hours of Studenthuset. Find out the current opening hours for Studenthuset.
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