The Contact Point for Studying with Disability
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You can still reach us while we are working from home! Due to limited staff capacities, our telephone availability may be limited however. In case of urgent requests, please contact us via the email address below. We will process your request as soon as possible. Stay healthy.
Your KSB team
Telephone: 0681 302- 5025 (international: 0049 681 302 5025)
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“Self-determined participation in society and the elimination of barriers to equal opportunities”- BMAS
A university for all - we are here!
Studying at a university involves special requirements for students with disability or chronic illness. Various aspects play a role: the accessibility of buildings and spaces, barrier-free communication, technical assistance, teacher support, compensation for disadvantages in all areas of study (such as exams), services and much more.
If these conditions are not adequately met, it may lead to discouragement and dropout. However, this does not have to be the case. At Saarland University, students and teachers can confidentially reach out to us at the Contact Point for Studying with Disability (KSB).
We are happy to help you with your questions about studying with disability or psychological and chronic illness. Consultations are provided in German and English languages.
The Contact Point for Studying with Disability (KSB) is a part of the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Unit under the leadership of Dr. Sybille Jung.
What do we mean by Disability?
Disability, both visible and invisible to others, includes physical and mental impairments as well as chronic diseases that affect an individual's functioning in one or more life areas.
According to the Sozialgesetzbuch (German Social Welfare Code) IX § 2 para. 1, a person is disabled if “their physical function, cognitive ability or mental health are highly likely to differ from the level that is typical for that particular age for longer than six months, and their participation in social life is limited as a consequence. ”