In a meeting with a coordinator, the student can discuss her or his study plans, possible needs for pedagogical support in relation to the studies to be pursued, or adjustments of the study conditions.

The pedagogical support

The targeted pedagogical support involves different measures in order to erase, compensate or overcome obstacles that could arise in the study situation. It could also be measures to compensate for inadequate accessibility in the study conditions and the study environment of a higher education institution. The situation varies, of course, depending on the individual students, their choice of subjects, the learning environments, the subject fields and the choices within these fields, etc.

Provide tools and opportunities

With the exception of interpreting in educational settings (i.e. sign language interpreting and real time captioning) and literature in an adapted medium (audio/talking books, etc.), the pedagogical support should primarily be seen as help to self-help. An important aim of many types of support is to provide the student with the tools and opportunities to develop skills in order to be as independent and successful as possible in their studies.

When it comes to adjustments at examinations, the coordinator can often only recommend different forms of support and adjustment, as it is the department/teacher/examiner that decides whether a recommended measure is possible to implement in relation to the syllabus and the learning outcomes and learning goals.

A prerequisite for obtaining targeted pedagogical support is that the student can verify a non-temporary disability that may affect the study situation, through a certificate from a qualified person.