Support for students with disabilities
As a student with a disability at Umeå University, you can receive different types of support in connection with your studies. On these web pages, you can find information about which type of support you can receive, things that you should consider, and how you apply for support.
What is a disability?
Disability: permanent physical, mental or intellectual limitation of a person’s functional capacity that as a consequence of injury or illness existed at birth, has arisen since then or can be expected to arise. (Discrimination Act, SFS 2008:567)
Disability and support during your studies
As an enrolled student or as a PhD student, you can apply for support in connection with your studies.
There are three coordinators for students with disabilities at Student Services. If you have applied for support, you may meet with one of the coordinators to discuss which support measures can be applicable based on your needs. If you need support that needs to be planned in advance, for instance a sign interpreter, it is especially important that you contact us in advance.
What does 'individual support' mean?
The idea behind individual support is that students with disabilities can pursue their studies on the same conditions as other students. To a certain extent, the support should compensate for the difficulities the disability presents. However, you are always responsible for your own learning.
Via the menu on the left, you can find more information about studying with a disability.