In cooperation with the Commissioner for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases, the Counselling Center wants to enable students with disabilities to study with equal opportunities. The recommendation of the German conference of higher education “A University for All" is decisive in this matter. Because a handicap and its effects on studies are always individual.

Possible disability or handicaps include, for example:

  • Physical disabilities such as visual impairment
  • Chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis
  • Mental illnesses such as depression
  • Partial performance disturbances such as dyslexia read-write weakness

In the implementation of equal opportunities, we are guided among other things by current laws, e. g. the Disability Equality Act (BGG), social legislation, university law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

 

Under the following links you will find further information.

Compensation for disadvantages during studies

 

Disadvantage compensation for students with disabilities and/or chronic illness should enable them to complete their studies and examinations under equal conditions.

A typical example of disadvantage compensation is a time extension on an exam. The examination-relevant activity of writing is limited by a proven health impairment and one is significantly inhibited in taking the test.

The Office for Family Affairs, Equal Opportunities and Diversity and the Commissioner for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences support and advise in matters of disadvantage compensation. However, you must submit your application to the examination board in due time during the registration period and submit it to the Student Service.

Commissioner for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases

Herr Prof. Dr. Torsten Schmidt
Room: 51.1.5
torsten.schmidt(at)hs-ansbach.de
0981/4877-262

 

Infrastructure-technical support

 

Room of Silence

There is the possibility to withdraw from everyday university life in the room of silence.
Building 51, GF, Ground floor directly opposite the main entrance between the two stairs

 

Barrier-free toilets

You will find wheelchair-friendly toilets in the following buildings:

  • Building 92, GF (92.0.8)
  • Building 51, GF East (51.0.16)
  • Building 50, First Floor East (50.1.13)
  • Building 54, GF (54.0.3)
  • Library
  • Cafeteria (87.0.15)

 

Technical Support

We inform you about the technical support options at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences during your studies. At Ansbach University there is the possibility of using document cameras for the visually impaired.

 

Financing

 

Various funding bodies may be responsible for financing a course of study with a handicap. There are usually additional costs, e. g. for purchasing technical aids. The classic funding agencies are, among others: the BAföG office, the local and supra-local welfare agencies, the providers of basic income for jobseekers and the health and nursing insurances. Other sources of funding, such as scholarships, may also be considered.

Under the following links you will find further information.

 

Networks

 

We build partnerships with other university and regional institutions in the areas of inclusion and accessibility. Thus, we would like to support you in your studies. In the following file you will find various regional institutions and counselling centers “Who can help me with. . .?” „Wer hilft mir bei…?" (german)

 

Workforce Entry

Taking the first step into professional life with a disability or a chronic disease is often not easy. Various initiative programs can help you. We will help you find the right offer.

Here is some information that might be interesting for you:

  • The Information and Counselling Center for Study and Disability - IBS of the German Student Union offers seminars for graduates with disabilities and chronic diseases. Click the following link to find out more. Deutsches Studentenwerk-IBS: Events and further education of the IBS
    Deutsches Studentenwerk-IBS: Veranstaltungen und Weiterbildungen der IBS (german)
  • The initiative program myAbility Talent provides individual and group coaching, e. g. on the subject of job interviews and how to have a good start into the workforce. Have a look at their website: my Ability Talent Programm (german)

 

Further Counselling Services and contact

 

Under the following links you will find further information.

 

You will find further information on counselling in the following notes and listed links.

Commissioner for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases:

Herr Prof. Dr. Torsten Schmidt
Room: 51.1.5
torsten.schmidt(at)hs-ansbach.de
0981/4877-262

 

Additional independent participation advice from the city of Ansbach: EUTB Ansbach (german)

 

Psychological counselling/exchange:

 

Events

 

We would like to offer events such as training or corresponding action days on accessibility and inclusion for students, employees and lecturers at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.

On December 12th, 2019, the first “Day of Inclusion" took place at the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences under the motto “psychological health”. According to the “Best-2” study of the German Student Union (2016/17), more than 50% of the 50,000 students surveyed complain about mental illness and its consequences for their everyday studying. With various actions we devoted ourselves to the prevention and the handling of mental illnesses.

 

 

Staff

Dunja Zöller, M.Sc. – Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity

Dunja Zöller, M.Sc.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity

0981 4877-503 & 0162 2085083 54.0.7 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Dunja Zöller, M.Sc.

Dunja Zöller, M.Sc. – Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity

Funktionen:

  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity
  • Projektkoordinatorin Neustadt an der Aisch- Bad Windsheim- Senioreninformationen (NeaWiS)
  • Mitglied Fakultätsrat Medien