Motor problems

Students with motor problems can encounter difficulties with:

  • Accessibility (getting around / moving objects)
  • Operating equipment

What can you do yourself?

Studying

  • 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 problems 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.

Possible facilities

Studying

  • 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.

Examinations

  • 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.

Financial assistance

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 Graduation Support Scheme or a provision of DUO. You can find more information here.