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GESTU-Graz – Service Point for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Welcome to GESTU-Graz!

GESTU-Graz is a service point for students in Graz who are deaf or hard of hearing. We offer a variety of support services for everyday life at the university in order to enable barrier-free access to degree programmes.

We advise and support:

  • Deaf and hard of hearing students at all universities in Graz who are enrolled as regular students
  • Prospective students
  • Teachers and staff at universities in Graz


Our services

Our team

Welcome to GESTU-Graz!

GESTU-Graz Team
Two hands besides the text: GESTU Graz

Contact

GESTU-Graz
Mandellstraße 9, 1st floor
8010 Graz
gestunoSpam@tugraz.at

Our team

Our Services

Advice for students

All of our counselling sessions can be held in sign language. We are happy to advise you on the following topics:

  • Beginning the degree programme (enrolment, course registration, curriculum, degree programme procedure)
  • Ongoing support during your studies
  • Course delivery and examination modes

Advice for teachers and staff

  • Information about organizing and coordinating courses with interpretation
  • Raising awareness on the topic of hearing impairment and studying

Staff support services for students

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Speech-to-text reporter
  • Student assistants (note-taking, tutoring, assistance with written work)

Technical support services for students

  • Using assistive technologies in the classroom
  • Subtitling recorded courses
2 people talking in sign language

Accessible Learning

We work together with the Service Point for Accessible Learning. This Service Point provides advice and support to all students who need assistance with their studies due to a disability or illness.

Accessible Learning

Our Team

We are happy to advise and support you
(by appointment)!

You can reach us by e-mail, phone, SMS, or WhatsApp.

Madlen Berger

Madlen BERGER

Phone: +43 664 60 873 4772

gestunoSpam@tugraz.at

Office hours: Monday to Wednesday

Laura Janisch

Laura JANISCH

Tel.: +43 664 60 873 4771

gestunoSpam@tugraz.at

Office hours: Wednesday to Friday

Melanie Graf-Mandl

Melanie GRAF-MANDL

Project manager

gestunoSpam@tugraz.at