Studying with a disability

All students should be able to study on equal terms in a good study environment regardless of any disabilities. If you have a documented disability, you are entitled to special educational assistance.

Once you have been admitted to a course or a programme, you can apply for special educational support by submitting an application in the online application platform NAIS.

Link to NAIS application platform.

You can log in to the platform using your universityadmissions.se account that you used when applying to Konstfack. Describe your disability, how it affects your studies and what sort of educational support you could be assisted by. Here you must also include a medical certificate verifying your disability.

If you have questions, please contact Kajsa Beminge Protected address, telephone number + 46 8-450 41 18.

After your application has been received, you will be contacted by the coordinator for educational support in order to arrange a meeting where you will discuss details concerning your individual support needs. After the meeting with the coordinator, you will receive a decision outlining your support, which you can then present to any teachers concerned..

Possible educational assistance

Individual planning and specially tailored study plans.

Assistance in taking notes: If the student due to disability cannot take notes, he/she can get assistance from a course companion. This kind of assistance is usually organized by the student him-/herself. A small compensation will be offered the assisting student.

Accessible literature: All students with a reading disability have the right to borrow adapted course literature from the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM. David Scheutz at the Konstfack library will help you register as a borrower at MTM, and show you how to borrow and use talking books. . Please contact David if you have any questions, Protected address.

If a book does not exist as a talking book, MTM can produce it for you. Contact David Scheutz at the Konstfack library for help with this.

TorTalk
TorTalk is a program for speech synthesis that can read all kinds of texts from the screen, as well as text on scanned images. The program is installed on the computers in the library and the computer rooms, but Konstfack students and staff can also install and use the program on their private computers. You will find further information about this on https://www.konstfack.se/en/Intranet/Service-och-support/Offers-and-discounts/Software-for-students/. Please contact the library, Protected address, for questions about TorTalk.

Wheelchair
A wheelchair is available at the front desk.

Updated: 17 September 2010
Author: Elin Norberg