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Disability and chronic disease

From the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities derives the requirement to concretize disability policy as a cross-sectional task in all political fields - in the sense of disability mainstreaming and with the goal of inclusion. For employees and students of the TU Dortmund University, the campus is the relevant space for inclusion, in which processes of Disability Mainstreaming are to be guaranteed.

Together with the Dortmund Center for disability and studies (DoBuS) and many other diversity activists, the staff unit supervises and initiates various processes to compensate for structural disadvantages, for example

  • the inclusion of disadvantage compensation for students with disabilities/chronic illness and for students with children in all examination regulations of the TU Dortmund University.
  • the inclusion of a provision for preferential admission of students with disabilities/chronic illness and student parents and in courses with limited enrollment in all degree regulations
  • transmitting welcoming speeches and lectures into German sign language, e.g. at the Freshman Welcome Ceremony and the Annual Academic Ceremony
  • the creation of a campus plan for accessibility
  • the barrier-free design of the campus