The counselling centre, in cooperation with the severely handicapped employee representatives and the inclusion officer, works towards enabling equal opportunities for employees with a severe disability:

  • a severe disability
    (degree of disability of at least 50 per cent. (§ 2 Para. 2 SGB IX))
  • people with equal status to severely disabled people
    (degree of disability of at least 30, but less than 50 per cent (§ 2 Para. 3 SGB IX)).

The severely handicapped employee representatives at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences can recommend and support the application for recognition of a severe disability.

In the implementation of equal opportunities, we are guided, among other things, by the applicable laws, such as the Book 9 of the Social Code (SGB IX - duty of care and promotion), the Bavarian Disability Equality Act (BayBGG - promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities), the Bavarian Inclusion Policy and the Bavarian Constitution (art. 118a - no discrimination against people with disabilities).

You can find the contact details of the severely handicapped employee representatives as well as their tasks in the context of the university under the following link: Severely Disabled Representation Ansbach University of Applied Sciences

 

Here you can find information and advice on the following topics:

Severe disability and employment relationship

The severely handicapped employee representatives

In working life, there are special duties of the employer and protection rights in favour of severely disabled people. The severely handicapped employee representatives represent the interests of severely disabled people or people with equal status to severely disabled people and assist them.
The tasks of the severely handicapped employee representatives include the integration of severely disabled people into the employment relationship. Integration offices support the severely handicapped employee representatives at the workplace with this task on site. Another aspect is the application for measures for severely disabled people, especially of a preventive nature.
These can be, for example, technical work aids or a subsidy for integration. A first point of contact is the Integration Office (Integrationsamt), in Bavaria the Inclusion Office (Inklusionsamt), and the associated integration special services of the respective district.

Further information can be found under the following links:

Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales / Bavarian Centre for Families and Social Affairs:
Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales-Inklusionsamt / Inclusion Office
Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales-Integrationsfachdienste Bayern / Bavarian Integration Special Services
Integrationsfachdienst Ansbach / Ansbach Integration Special Service

Bezirk Mittelfranken:
Bezirk Mittelfranken: Leistungen für Menschen mit Behinderung (German)
Bezirk Mittelfranken- Leistungen zur Alltagsbewältigung: Ausgleich behinderungsbedingter Defizite (German)
 
Employment of severely disabled persons

When filling vacancies at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, special consideration is given to whether severely disabled people can be employed. The severely handicapped employee representatives must be consulted during the application process and have a comprehensive right to information (§ 178 para. 2 SGB IX - Tasks of the severely handicapped employee representatives).

In return, applicants with a severe disability have the right to refuse the participation of the severely handicapped employee representatives in the application process (section 164 (1) sentence 10 SGB IX - duties of the employer and rights of severely disabled people). They must be informed about this in a neutral manner. If the participation of the severely handicapped employee representatives is desired for the job interview, applicants should please contact the severely handicapped employee representatives personally.

Information for disabled employees:

  • Benefits for accompanying assistance in working life can be applied for at the competent regional office of the Inclusion Office of the Bavarian Family and Social Affairs Centre (ZBFS) before they are claimed.
  • Severely disabled employees are entitled to additional leave from a degree of disability (GdB) of 50. Thisdoes not apply to persons with equal status to severely disabled persons.
  • Within the bounds of reasonableness, severely disabled employees are entitled to part-time work - section §164 Para sentence 3 SGB IX.
  • A temporary reduction in working hours is possible after a longer period of illness if the previous activity can be partially implemented and a gradual resumption can lead to better integration.

 

Infrastructure - technical support

Barrier-free toilets

You will find wheelchair-accessible toilets in the following buildings of the university:

  •     Building 92 ground floor (92.0.8)
  •     Building 51 Ground Floor East (51.0.16)
  •     Building 50 1st floor east (50.1.13)
  •     Building 54 ground floor (54.0.3)
  •     Library
  •     Refectory (87.0.15)

Options for technical support

 

We would like to inform you about the options for technical support at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences. At Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, for example, it is possible to use document cameras for visually impaired people. The Technical Advisory Service of the Integration Offices is responsible for a barrier-free technical equipment (§ 185 SGB IX - tasks of the Integration Office).

Further counselling services and contact points

Inclusion Office and specialist integration services:
The Inclusion Office of the Bavarian Centre for Family and Social Affairs (ZBFS) performs the tasks of the Integration Office in Bavaria in accordance with Book 9 of the Social Code. It provides information on all relevant issues concerning the employment of severely disabled employees. Among other things, they support employers in the barrier-free design of workplaces and the development of related employment concepts for employees with severe disabilities or people with equal status to severely disabled people. The Technical Advisory Service of the Integration Offices is responsible for a barrier-free technical equipment (§ 185 SGB IX - tasks of the Integration Office).

The responsible regional offices of the Integration Office determine the degree of disability (GdB) and the associated marks upon application.

The severely disabled person's ID card serves as proof of the rights of severely disabled people to disadvantageous compensations by law.

The application can also be submitted digitally.

The application, explanatory information on the procedure and tips on how to apply can be found under the following links (German):
 

Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales- Antrag auf Feststellung einer Behinderung
ZBFS: Wegweiser für Menschen mit Behinderung-Rechte und Nachteilsausgleiche (from page 15)

The commissioned integration services of the integration offices provide on-site support and assistance to severely disabled people and the associated workplaces (§ 193 SGB IX- Integration services-tasks).

Further information can be found under the following links (German):

Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales-Integrationsfachdienste Bayern
Integrationsfachdienst Ansbach

EUTB Ansbach - Supplementary Independent Participation Advisory Service
The regional specialised offices advise those seeking advice on the topics of rehabilitation assistance and participation, among others, depending on the individual impairment.

You can find more information about the regional office in Ansbach under the following link (German): EUTB-Ansbach

Contact and Information Centre for Self-Help Groups-Ansbach

The responsible staff members support:

  • finding the right self-help group
  • to found a self-help group
  • and support with the question of whether self-help or medical treatment is helpful according to the individual situation.

Further information can be found under the following link:

KISS-Ansbach

Counselling Centre for Mental Health - Social Psychiatric Service - Diakonie Ansbach

For more information, please click on the following link:

Sozialpsychiatrischer Dienst- Ansbach

Citizens' hotlines:

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

  • Information for people with disabilities: 030 221 911 006
  • Pension: 030 221 911 001
  • Accident insurance: 030 221 911 002
  • Labour law: 030 221 911 004
  • Sign telephone: E-mail: info.gehoerlos@bmas.bund.de, Fax: 030 221 911 017
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Service: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs: Sign Phone

Federal Ministry of Health

  • Health insurance (030) 340 60 66-01
  • Long-term care insurance (030) 340 60 66-02

Other useful links

Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales:
ZBFS: Wegweiser für Menschen mit Behinderung-Rechte und Nachteilsausgleiche
(guide for people with disabilities - rights and compensation for disadvantages in German)

ZB Zeitschrift: Behinderung und Beruf:
Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Integrationsämter-ZB Zeitschrift: Behinderung und Beruf
(Journal Disability and Career in German)

The magazine can be obtained free of charge as a digital edition by subscription.

Integrationsämter-ZB Zeitschrift: Behinderung und Beruf
(German Journal Disability and Occupation)

Publikationen der Integrationsämter:
Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Integrationsämter - Medien und Publikationen
(Publications of the integration offices in German)

Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales:
Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales-einfach teilhaben.de_Thema: Arbeiten
(topic: working in German)

Events

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

Course formats in WS 2022/23

  • from 07.10.2022-13.01.2023 (12 dates), 10:00-11:30 am
    Sign Language Course - for beginners 
    The course is aimed at all university members (employees as well as students) who would like to learn the basics of the German Sign Language (DGS) and come in contact with deaf people.
    No previous knowledge is required to take part in the course.
  • from 14.10.2022-27.01.2023 (7 dates – every fortnight), 3.00-4.30 pm
    Stress Management Course by the Social Psychiatric Service Ansbach (Sozialpsychiatrischer Dienst Ansbach)
    In this course for all university members (employees as well as students), different strategies and relaxation methods will be presented to support personal resilience and to manage stress.

Further information and registration for both courses is possible via the following link: BFCD-Kurse_WS_2022/23

 

Staff

Dunja Zöller, M.Sc.

Dunja Zöller, M.Sc. –

Funktionen:

  • Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity
  • Gleichstellungsbeauftragte