There is more support available to students with disabilities in addition to what is offered via the coordinator. A description of these services follows below.
At the Department of Psychology's Therapy Clinic (Psykologmottagningen), students at the Psychology programme offers counselling as part of their education, at a lower cost.
Therapy Clinic (Psykologmottagningen, in Swedish)
If you have a decision on support for disabilities, it may be possible to get that support also for studies abroad. Within Europe there are extra funds that you can seek, to cover any additional costs for disabilities.
It is important that you plan any studies abroad in very good time. Talk to the contact person at your department, one of the coordinators for disabilities or an international coordinator at the International Office.
Church on campus offer individual support, group activities and lectures for all students at Umeå University
Mobility service, parking permit, personal assistant, home-help/housing-support assistance, etc. are services that you can receive more information about through contact with a case administrator. Tel: 090-16 10 00 (reception).
The County Council is responsible for assistive technology. Contact your health centre or Hjälpmedelcentrum Västerbotten for more information.
As a state authority, the university is responsible for ensuring that premises, activities and information are accessible to people with disabilities.
The international and national rules governing this are:
The Discrimination Act (2008:567)
See, for example, 1 ch. 4 § 3 p. on lack of accessibility.
Local regulations at Umeå University
Also, the local rule "Regler för ljudupptagning, fotografering och filmning mm i samband med undervisningssituationer" (in Swedish only) states the following:
Students with disabilities who need special assistance for this reason, have the right to make sound recordings of lectures. Sound recording may only be done by the student in question through personal attendance at the lecture. Such needs must be announced in good time before the lecture. The student has the responsibility to, upon request, show the support decision issued by the coordinator for students with disabilities at Student Services. The right to make sound recordings during lectures does not entitle a student to disseminate, make available or otherwise use the recording for any purpose other than personal use.Close
Those who have dyslexia or are visually impaired have the opportunity to have a customised Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (Högskoleprovet).Close
At FunkaPortalen you can download a programme called Talande Webb (Browsealoud) that works with certain web pages. The instructions for how to download the programme and how the program works is unfortunately only available in Swedish, but once installed, the program mecan also be set to read web pages in English.Close
The Swedish Agency for Participation works to coordinate and accelerate Swedish disability policy.
The Swedish Agency for Participation (Myndigheten för delaktighet)
The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (SPSM) aims to ensure that children, young people and adults will be able to develop and receive an education based on equality, participation, accessibility and companionship.