Information for lecturers

About 8 percent of students in Germany are disabled or have a chronic illness. Many of these medical conditions are not visible to the eye. Chronic-Somatic ailments as metabolic disorders and mental illnesses restrict the students in most cases. It turns out that female students suffer more from mental illnesses than male students do. They on the other hand suffer more from learning disabilities as Dyslexia and dyscalculia. (This information can be obtained from the undefinedsurvey of the German National Association for Student Affairs.)

The students are confronted with multifaceted difficulties. Some examples are time-related challenges in studies and exam regulations, challenges in the organisation of lecture and exam situations or difficulties with work placements and excursions. This makes it important to get acquainted with the special needs and the available assistance, even when you yourself are not living with an impairment.
To help you in this endeavour, we have provided the following brochure for you: undefinedDidaktikleitfaden des BBSt

General information on how to interact with people with disabilities can be found undefinedhere

The following undefinedportal Gateway offers information, which can be of interest to you. These are mainly refer to students with hearing and sight impairments. If you should have further questions, please feel free to contact the counselling centre.

The survey undefinedStudying with impairments contains key results of the survey by the German National Association for Student Affairs from the year 2012.

Responsible for the content: E-MailUniv.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Franz