Facilities for special needs students
Students with special needs at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen -accessible university.
The premises where classes take place are easily accessible at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. There are easy-access restrooms in all the premises.
Rooms with disabled access and specially designed restrooms are available for physically challenged students at Klatovská dormitories. Disabled students are given preference in housing, even if the commuting distance is short.
All buildings provide Wi-Fi access.
The canteen on the university campus at Borská pole is fully accessible, incl. entrance, equipment, restrooms, etc. The other canteen in Kollárova street is also easily accessible.
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen -equal conditions for all students
The Center for Consulting and Support Services in the Information and Consulting Center UWB provides personal, social, legal and study consultations for students with special needs.
Consulting services are complemented with assistant-help -providing students with special needs with walking or study assistance -as well as the possibility to borrow some compensation tools, such as an amplifier set for students suffering from hearing damage or a TV magnifier for the visually impaired. Students may borrow these tools for the whole period of study.
Every year, the Department of Physical Education in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers an accredited subject called Physical activities for people with medical conditions and disabilities (2hrs/week), into which students are assigned on the basis of a medical report. The aim of these activities is to positively affect the bodies of physically weakened individual with respect to prevention, compensation and regeneration.
In the framework of ERASMUS study trips, students with special needs may apply for a special grant awarded by the National Agency for European Educational Programmes. Study trips abroad may be executed in the framework of other programmes as well, such as the scholarships offered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic, CEEPUS, OSF, etc.
Work with students with special needs aims at compensating for the negative aspects of their disabilities and creating equal opportunities. The goal is to create conditions that will help the students cope in all areas of their life.
These conditions include:
- Entrance exams -providing assistant help, individual entrance exam, etc.;
- Period of study -making use of e-learning options within some subjects, individual examination process, extra consultation hours, individual sign-up of a subject, etc.;
- Study-based services -individual library services, etc.