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Disability Support Service (DSS)’s offer in a nutshell

Disability Support Service (DSS)’s offer in a nutshell

Find out about our educational support by reading this concise message.

Make an appointment for a consultation with a JU DSS advisor

Contact the JU DSS if you are experiencing difficulties in your studying process at the University related to your health condition.
You are welcome to contact us if you feel that your health status or specific learning/functional difficulties may affect your performance as a student. 

 

How to apply for an adapted format of courses and exams?

  • contact your JU DSS advisor
  • write an application for an adapted format of the course/examination
  • prepare specialist documentation.

Who do we work for?

Our offer is addressed to persons:
  • in a difficult health-related situation,
  • with special needs and disabilities.
We support students:
  • with mental health difficulties (e.g. mental disorders and illnesses, as well as mood/emotional problems)
  • with autism spectrum disorders
  • with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dysorthography)
  • with chronic illnesses
  • with motor disability
  • blind and partially sighted
  • deaf and hard of hearing
  • temporarily unable to participate fully in classes due to a sudden illness or accident.

Who works at the JU DSS?

The JU DSS’s staff members are educational advisors and assistive technology specialists. We can help you choose the best form of study and the best learning supporting software.

Contact us for information on evacuation of persons with disabilities in emergencies in JU buildings.

 

Our support includes

  • organisation of adapted courses and exams
  • consultation of the student’s current situation/performance
  • cooperation with lecturers
  • adaptation of teaching materials
  • provision of an educational assistant
  • adapted classes for students with visual and/or hearing disabilities
  • training in applications and programmes supporting the learning process
  • allowances for persons with disabilities (holders of disability certificates)
  • translation service in Polish sign language.

Confidentiality principle

All information provided by students to the Service’s staff is subject to confidentiality. Consultations are held in conditions ensuring due discretion.