Applying for support
In order to receive support, you must have a certificate stating that your disability is permanent or long-term. If you have a documented disability and need specific pedagogical support in your studies, follow the link to find more information about how to apply for support.
What is a disability?
Disability is defined as: a 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 excepted to arise (Discrimination Act, 2008:567)
At University West we offer the following forms of learning support:
- Study skills tuition
- Talking books
- Mentor support by a fellow student
- Resource center
Read more about our pedagogical support.
Dyslexia or other reading difficulties
For those with dyslexia or other reading difficulties, TorTalk is installed on all library computers, which is a text-to-speech program.
TorTalk is an easy to use reading tool that can read out all kinds of text from paper and screen. With TorTalk installed on your computer you are just one click away from listening to any text on the screen. It works for all ebooks, locked PDF files and text within scanned images. Of course also for webpages and word processing tools.
Read more at www.tortalk.se
The software that is installed at the computers in the resource center are:
- PlusStava Rex
WE MAY HANDLE PERSONAL DATA
When you contact the student- and career counseling, we may require some personal data from you, for example personal ID number, notes or records about what type of support you need, etc. All data that can be linked to your person is handled in accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Read more about GDPR and how we handle your personal data at University West (in swedish) or visit the official EU Commision GDPR website.