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University West offer various support measures to students with disabilities. The need for help is assessed individually, taking into account the nature of the disability and the structure of the teaching. A prerequisite for receiving support is that you can prove through a certificate, investigation or diagnosis that you have a permanent disability.

Drop in

Meet with the coordinators for targeted study support if you have questions about support in higher education.

Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 - 12:30.

On campus in the G2 corridor or digitally via Zoom


Applying for support

In order to receive support, you must have a certificate, in English, stating that your disability is permanent or long-term. If you have a documented disability and need targeted study support in your studies, follow the link to find more information about how to apply for support.

Read more and apply at

What is a disability?

Disability is defined as: a permanent physical, mental or intellectual limitation of a person’s functional capacity that is a consequence of injury or illness existed at birth, has arisen since then or can be excepted to arise (Discrimination Act, 2008:567)

Examples of disabilities:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Learning support

At University West we offer for example the following forms of learning support:

  • Note-taking
  • Study skills tuition
  • Talking books
  • Mentor support by a fellow student
  • Resource center

Read more about our pedagogical support.

Dyslexia or other reading impairments

For those with dyslexia or other reading difficulties, TorTalk is installed on all library computers, which is a text-to-speech program.

TorTalk is a reading tool that can read out loud all kinds of text at your computer screen. It works for all ebooks, locked PDF files and text within scanned images. Of course also for webpages and word processing tools. The program is free to install on your private computer.


Resource center

The software that is installed at the computers in the resource center are:

  • Stava Rex
  • SpellRight
  • EasyReader
  • TorTalk
  • Screenruler

What not to send

Take care not to send any sensitive information or documentation to us by email. Communication with the university by email constitutes a public document.

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.


Maria Erlander

Maria Erlander Coordinator for disability study support

Karin Andreasson

Karin Andreasson Coordinator for disability study support

Sofia Bramfors

Sofia Bramfors Coordinator for disability study support Studiehandledare, Academic study coach