Universities are spaces of great diversity, including ethnic, gender, linguistic, and physical aspects. In addition to this, there are students who have specific needs, motivated by specific physical, psychological and/or sensory characteristics.
Equal access to spaces, services and information is important to ensure an inclusive, accessible and fair environment for all, that can enhance autonomy, independence and a sense of empowerment.
The size of spaces, physical obstacles or architectural barriers, and lack of understanding to which problems of access to information are added, are a challenge with which those, responsible for these structures, have to deal with.
For this reason, it is important to address some of the problems that we have identified in these spaces at this conference. By involving specialists, students and lecturers in a common dialogue, through presentations, testimonials and interviews, we can increase understanding of the ones affected and their challenges.
English, International Sign Language
- 13:00 - 13:05 Introduction & welcome by the chairwomen
- 13:05 - 13:15 Accessibility – Considerations for Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Peter Zentel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Germany
- 13:15 - 13:40 Short student video testimonies about personal experiences regarding accessibility from all EUGLOH members
- 13:40 - 13:45 Digital Accessibility, Hélène Bonneau, Université Paris Saclay, France
- 13:45 - 13:50 Counseling Center LMU, Daniela Gschnaidner & Disability Service, Andreas Duca, LMU, Germany
- 13:50 - 13:55 Experiential exercises for students and Universal Design for Learning – Håkan Eftring, Teacher in Universal Design and Rehabilitation Engineering at Lund University, Sweden
- 13:55 - 14:00 Project EUNI4ALL: a self- assessment tool of accessibility in their different dimension on campus, Isabel Monteiro, Master of Multimedia Student of University of Porto, Portugal
- 14:00 - 14:15 From Recommendations to Regulations - what Digital Accessibility means in Higher Education, Susanna Laurin, Funka, Sweden
- 14:15 - 14:30 Q&A with all panelists and wrap-up