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Accessible Learning

TU Graz is breaking down barriers! A disability or a chronic or mental illness does not present an obstacle to studying successfully at TU Graz.

The Service Point for Accessible Learning advises and supports all students who need assistance during their studies due to a disability or illness. In addition, the Service Point creates low-barrier work and study spaces, supports the design of inclusive courses and counteracts social prejudices by offering information and promoting networking and cooperation.

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Contact us

Service Point Accessible Learning
Mandellstraße 9, first floor
8010 Graz
barrierefrei-studierennoSpam@tugraz.at 

Melanie MANDL
Phone: +43 316 873 6599
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Carmen SCHROTTER-STADLAUER
Tel.: +43 316 873 6561
carmen.schrotter-stadlauernoSpam@tugraz.at

We would be happy to provide you with support by telephone, e-mail, or on-site (by appointment).

Target group - Who does this concern?

Students who encounter limitations during their studies, for example, due to

Offers - How is support provided?

The Service Point for Accessible Learning provides information and support in all matters where limitations are experienced during your studies to help you

  • to fulfil the requirements for the degree programme
  • to cope with the meeting daily challenges of everyday academic life
  • by developing individual solutions with regard to the programme and workplace situation
  • by adapting programme documents
  • by designing examination modalities
  • by organising recording aids
  • by providing working aids such as induction loops or technical aids
  • regarding the infrastructure on campus
  • regarding the exemption of tuition fees in case of a disability of at least 50% according to federal law.
  • by connecting you with counselling facilities and personal assistances

Counselling and support

The Service Point for Accessible Learning would like to provide counselling and personalized support based on your needs. Below, you will find examples of support offered.

 

Students with visual impairment

  • Preparation and adaptation of study documents
  • Organization of recording aids
  • Provision/organization of work aids
  • Examination adaptations, extension of the examination time
  • Support with orientation problems
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Students with hearing impairment and deaf students

  • Organization of work aids, e.g. induction loops, inductive hearing aids
  • Organization of recording aids
  • Examination adjustments, extension of the examination time

Students with limited mobility

  • narrier-free access to lecture halls, working rooms, laboratories, etc. by means of changes in infrastructure or by holding events in barrier-free locations
  • Support in finding assistants for practical exercises
  • Examination adjustments, extension of the examination time
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Students with mental illness

The Service Point offers you individual advice and support. These may include, for example, adjustments to the programme and examination modalities or time extensions in the event of an acute occurrence of the illness. All information will, of course, be treated confidentially.

 

Students with chronic illnesses

The Service Point provides counselling and individual support based on your illness (diabetes, epilepsy, etc.) and your needs. For example, arrangements can be made with the instructors regarding the adaptation of examinations or the general course conditions.

Students with Asperger syndrome

The Service Point responds to your individual needs and offers appropriate forms of support, e.g. assistance with the organisation or the programme or exam adaptations.

 

Students with speech and language disabilities

Individual arrangements can be made with instructors to adjust the course and examination modalities and to create adapted framework conditions, e.g. written instead of oral proof of performance.