Students with motor disabilities can encounter difficulties with:
- Accessibility (getting around / moving objects)
- Operating equipment
What can you do yourself?
- Information on the accessibility of buildings can be found on the button on the right
- Make sure the people concerned know that you have motor disabilities by telling them yourself or by using the services of the student supervisors.
- Find out to what extent your disability may affect you in carrying out possible professions.
- More and more lectures are being recorded through Collegerama. Check Blackboard to find out whether your subjects are offered, so that you can view the lecture (again) at home.
- Schedule time for breaks.
- Request facilities such as an adapted chair or supporting software. You can contact a student counsellor for related support.
- Adapted furniture.
- Extra support.
- The availability of a wheelchair in the building.
- A regular contact for schedule changes.
- Limiting of classroom changes / large distances.
- A regular partner for laboratory courses.
Ask your academic counsellor about the possibilities in your faculty.
- The possibility of extra time for examinations.
- Examination area with adapted furniture.
- The possibility of handing in an assignment at a different time.
- Spreading out modules/examinations.
- The possibility of an alternative form of assessment, such as an oral examination instead of a written examination, or taking an examination on a laptop.
Whether these facilities are available to you within your faculty will be determined in a consultation with your student counsellor and academic counsellor.
If you have experienced a delay in the progress of your studies due to your disability, you could be eligible for financial assistance under the Profiling Fund (RPF) or a provision of DUO. You can find more information here.