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1 How to make your colleagues co-workers and get them inspired to join you in your work as a disability coordinator. an interactive presentation

2 Who are we? Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! handicap + studie is the Dutch national expert center for disabled students. Judith Jansen policy advisor handicap + studie Marian de Groot manager handicap + studie

3 Who are you? A disability coordinator? One of his or her colleagues? Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share!

4 We’re going to talk about Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! handicap + studie and Radboud University joined forces in the workspace Meet Hanke van Buren, co-ordinator of a disability project at Radboud University Make your colleagues co-workers: tips and tricks Sharing experiences

5 handicap + studie Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! We support universities to be (more) accessible for students with disabilities and raise awareness among teachers and support servicers. To establish a connection with the daily activities at a university, handicap + studie prefers to work closely with an educational institution.

6 handicap + studie Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! National research shows: One in three students has a disability Ten percent of all students is being hindered by their disability during their study In The Netherlands this means students in total. Dutch facts

7 Radboud University Nijmegen Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! a public university with a strong focus on research located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. established since 1923 and situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands. it has seven faculties and enrolls over 19,130 students.

8 Radboud University Nijmegen Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! There has been much attention in the accessibility of education for students with disabilities. This was mainly developed in projects, while continuing attention to this issue is needed. The structural anchoring of students with disabilities in the activities of the RU could still be improved. Studying with a disability

9 Meet Hanke van Buren Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! Co-ordinator disability project Her job is to get structural anchoring of disabled students at the activities at the university by getting her colleagues involved in the subject. How? By making them co-workers.

10 h+s and RU Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! Joined forces Radboud University and handicap + studie joined forces to get staff of the university involved in the subject handicap + studie has national expertise in the subject. Hanke van Buren knows her way within the university.

11 h+s and RU Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! Joined forces Three projects are carried out: 1.professional development of staff 2.accessibility of buildings and facilities for (prospective) students 3.guidance in outflow and career orientation

12 How do we do it? Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! Tips and tricks (1) Let it be a mission of the executive board. And ask colleagues how we can make this mission happen. Create a broad network at the university. And gather a small group of people who will work with you. Approach the right person who can make a decision.

13 How do we do it? Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! Tips and tricks (2) Look at regular activities and ask your colleagues how the subject can be part of these activities. Don’t make it exclusive. Try to enthuse them. Motivate them and pull them over the line. Keep telling facts and personal stories. Be constructive and pro-active. And be patient: don’t get tired of explaining about disabled students. Again.

14 How do we do it? Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! Tips and tricks (3) Get inspired by students themselves. Ask them for hands-on advice throughout the project. Involve the students council: they can speak out. Share and celebrate results inside and outside the university.

15 How do you do it? Introduction handicap + studie Radboud University Joined forces Colleagues and co- workers Let’s share! …


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