Studying with disabilities
Gotland University's assistance to students with disabilities is to try and assure them the same studying opportunities as any other student. This also includes students with documented reading and writing disabilities.
The university coordinator for students with disabilities is responsible for
the implementation of support measures drawn up jointly by individual disabled
students, teachers, study counsellors, and other parties involved at the
department where the student is studying. Please contact the coordinator about
your disability in good time before the course begins; if possible at the same
time when sending in your application. Unless the need for assistance is
obvious, the student must document the disability with a medical certificate.
There is basic access to all the university's facilities. If necessary, certain adjustments can be made to meet individual needs.
Hearing loops are available in most of the university’s lecture halls. Please advise ahead of time if you need one.
Note assistance means helping disabled students in taking notes during lectures and classes. Although students often arrange this help themselves, there might be situations when the coordinator is the right person to find someone suitable for taking notes. Note that assistance is paid for by the university on an hourly basis.
The reading assistance means helping the disabled student by making the course literature available on recorded CD's. This usually applies to compendiums or books of less than 100 pages. For course literature over 100 pages, the student should contact the Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille (see below).
Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille
At the Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille (TPB), students can borrow course literature in the form of recorded CD's. Through the university coordinator, students receive a library code with which they can borrow books and access other services at TPB. There is a certain time limit for borrowing previously recorded literature. Making new recordings of course literature might take up to 8 weeks; however, as the recording of a CD is completed , it will be sent.
The Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille Student Service
SE-122 88 Enskede, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)8 39 93 50
Sign Language Interpreter
Since there are not many sign language interpreters available, we urge you to inform the university as soon as possible that you need such kind of a person.
Other sorts of assistance
Assistance is also available for extended examination time or different forms of taking an exam. Decisions for that kind of assistance are made in consultation with the course coordinator and/or examiner.
The university coordinator for students with disabilities
You are welcome to contact or make an appointment with the coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Main University building E, fourth floor (elevator)
Office hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 - 11:30
Telephone: +46 (0)498-29 98 59.