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1 European Action on Disability within Higher Education 2- year EU funded project within ERASMUS Lifelong Learning Initiative Participants from University of Gothenburg: Rachel Hadodo, Linda Lane, & Mikaela Starke

2 The project consortium 7 universities and 1 organization Aarhus University, Denmark CEIS Formazione, Italy Gent University, Belgium University of Bologna, Italy University of Coimbra, Portugal University of Leipzig, Germany University of Gothenburg, Sweden Cracow University of Economics, Polen

3 Project aim The overarching aim of the project is to improve outcomes for students with disabilities in teaching and learning contexts in higher education. Aim of presentation To present some interesting results from our survey with students with disabilities. To discuss and raise awareness of inclusiveness and availability to higher education for students with disabilities.

4 Students by University (%)

5 Students by Years of study (%)

6 Gothenburg university - 58 students Years of study - between % are studying on campus 52% say that they have a special need 43% are in need of special support and assistance in their studies 28% say that their disability or special need have influenced choice of studies

7 Support needed to study for classes (%)

8 Support needed to attend classes (%)

9 Type of supported needed when taking exams (%)

10 Type of support needed when taking exams – Gothenburg university (nr) Other (18) On-line exams (15) Mentors - reading and writing (12) Digital documents (17) Extra examination opportunities (19) Extra time (27) Adjusted exams (23)

11 Considering your needs, who has assisted you? (%)

12 Main forms of support provided by Disabled Student Office

13 Academic staff’s awareness of students rights and readiness to give support (%) Awareness of rightsReadiness to support

14 Admin/tech staff’s awareness of students rights and readiness to give support (%) Awareness of rightsReadiness to support

15 Conclusion Some important aspects: Raise awareness amongst staff within higher education The physical environment – Available classrooms and library/reading studios Technical support and equipment – Digital material – On-line lectures – On-line exams and extra time

16 Contact us Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/EADHE/


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