Students with different long-term disabilities may face different – and similar – obstacles in their study environment. Many obstacles can be removed with good accessibility in both the physical and the virtual environment, with foresight in course planning, and with good pedagogy. Other obstacles can be overcome or reduced through various types of pedagogical support.

The guide is divided into two main parts:

The first part of the guide

The first part of the guide covers the Discrimination Act and the Plan for Equal Rights and Opportunities. It also describes the student’s path to support and adaptations, as well as common forms of special pedagogical support.

The second part of the guide

The second part of the guide is primarily aimed at teaching staff and covers accessible teaching. Common disabilities are briefly described, and the guide provides suggestions for measures to facilitate the study situation.

We at Student Services hope that the guide will help you in your interactions with students with various disabilities, so that you can provide the support they need in order to carry out their studies in the best way possible. All students benefit from accessible teaching, since everyone has different circumstances and acquire knowledge in different ways. An Accessible University A guide for university staff (1676 Kb)