Dear Sir and Madam, providing equal and transparent access to higher education of handicapped people is an important interdisciplinary field of research at the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden). Disabled people are often capable of doing the same work, possibly by using different tools, and should be considered as important part of the working population. In the last years, the TU Dresden could gain valuable experience, which for instance is visible in the enrollment numbers of disabled students. Amongst others,

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Nov 27, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Dear Sir and Madam,


providing equal and transparent access to higher education of handicapped people is an important
interdisciplinary field of research at the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden). Disabled people
are often capable of doing the

same work, possibly by using different tools, and should be considered as
important part of the working population. In the last years, the TU Dresden could gain valuable
experience, which for instance is visible in the enrollment numbers of disabled stude
nts. Amongst others,
this is supported with the help of contact points. Due to the positive feedback from these students, we
would like to create study possibilities for handicapped people with the help of the TEMPUS projects,
which is funded by the Europe
an Union, in the partner countries of the TEMPUS project. On this
background, a first project idea was prepared, which you may find below:


The project focuses on equal and transparent access to higher education of handicapped people. Since
each disability

is individual, a service center is setup to target the needs of these students. Amongst
others, the center shall be responsible for compiling single study programs to overcome disadvantages
for the respective student and negotiate fair conditions with the

university chairs. For a start, the program
targets blind and partially
-
sighted people, which are interested in studying computer science. The core
concepts are then easily adapted to use in other faculties.

The main activities of the desired project are:

a) Analysis of conditions and negotiation of measures to allow disabled people the access to higher
education.

b) Provision of a service center for disabled students to consult. This includes the training of the
respective staff. Therefore, workshops are
scheduled in Europe and in the partner country.

c) Installation of workstation for partially
-
sighted (image enlargement, reading devices, refreshable braille
display, etc.)

d) Publicity and Ensuring authority support


Using the "National Priorities", state
d in the "Sixth call application guidelines", we have learned that
Azerbaijan might benefit from equal and transparent access to higher education for partially
-
sighted
people. We would really appreciate, if you could tell us, if you are interested. If so,
could you please also
recommend Higher Education Institutes, which might profit from such a new curricula.


With best regards

Marco Gunia


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Dipl.
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Inf. Marco Gunia

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter


Technische Universität Dresden

Institut für Technische Inf
ormatik

Professur für VLSI
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Entwurfssysteme, Diagnostik und Architektur

01062 Dresden

Tel.:

+49 (351) 463
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38452

Fax :

+49 (351) 463
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38324

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Mail:

marco
.gunia@tu
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dresden.de