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Learning support for students with disabilities

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As a student you should be able to study on equal terms in a good study environment even if you have a disability. If you have a condition such as dyslexia, ADHD or impaired vision, you can apply for support based on your individual needs.

Examples of support that you can apply for include notetaking support, time extension and access to a computer during examinations. To have your needs examined, you must submit an application and be issued a decision. This support does not apply if your injury or illness is only temporary.

Apply for support

When you have been admitted to a course or programme, you are able to apply by logging in to Nais database using your computer identity (see instructions below). Describe your disability and how it affects your studies. At the first application you must also include a certificate verifying your disability.

Request computer identity

What happens next?

After your application has been processed, you will be contacted by a member of staff who works with learning support.

After discussing with a special needs expert, you will receive a decision outlining your support, which you then present to the teacher concerned. In some cases you can also download the decision when you apply to take an examination.

Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to contact us by e-mail at pedstod@mau.se

Know your rights – support for students with disabilities 

According to the Swedish Discrimination Act, students with documented lasting disabilities have the right to special pedagogical and compensatory support if such a need exists. Support measures may take the form of aids/specialist equipment, adapted literature, specially equipped computers, support staff and adapted examinations. Students are required to submit an application in order to have their needs assessed. Decisions to grant support will be notified to the student, who is responsible for passing on the information to those who require it.

Teachers and examiners shall consider the proposed measures regarding adaptions to teaching situations and examinations stated in decisions, where decisions are reached pursuant to the Swedish Discrimination Act. However, the point of departure shall always be the intended learning outcomes stated in the course or study programme syllabus and adaptions shall be implemented in such a way that these outcomes can be examined. Examiners decide which adaptions that are possible to make before examinations.

Read more about your rights and responsibilities in this guiding document

Last updated by Helene Setterberg