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Representative for People with Disabilities

The Representative for People with Disabilities represents the interests of employees at TU Graz, who have a disability or chronic disease. They work together with the Employees' Council.

The Representative for People with Disabilities

  • provides affected people with information and advice on topics such as workplace design, possible subsidies, options for solving conflicts in the workplace.
  • highlights the specific needs of employees with disabilities and makes suggestions for improvements, for example, the implementation of barrier-free renovations or new buildings at TU Graz.
  • monitors compliance with laws.

 

For Students

The Service Point for Accessible Learning is responsible for students with disabilities or chronic diseases.
Accessible Learning

Andreas Gößler, Source: Gößler
Andreas Gößler, Representative for People with Disabilities at TU Graz

Did you know that around 10% of Europeans are affected by a disability? This percentage of course also includes people who live independently and earn their own living. I see it as being my job to represent the interests of my colleagues and support them in their independence.

Contact

Andreas GÖSSLER
Representative for People with Disabilities
Petersgasse 116 bis 118, Ground floor
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 873 6144
bvpnoSpam@tugraz.at


Brigitte BITSCHNAU

Senior Councillor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.
Vice Representative for People with Disabilities
Phone: +43 316 873 32271
bvpnoSpam@tugraz.at


Daniela AGRINZ

Vice Representative for People with Disabilities
Phone: +43 316 873 35401
bvpnoSpam@tugraz.at

Basis

The legal basis of the activities of the Representative for People with Disabilities, is the Disability Employment Act (BEinstG).

Companies with 25 or more employees are required to employ one disabled person for every 25 employees. In compliance with the Disability Employment Act, these are people with a disability of at least 50%.

Election

The Representative for People with Disabilities is elected every 4 years, together with an Employees' Council. Only people with a disability of 50% or more can vote or be elected.

Information for TU Graz staff

can be found on the TU4U intranet: Representative for People with Disabilities