The University Computer Centre offers various services and support options for blind, visually impaired and mobility-impaired persons. In addition to specially equipped PC workstations, it is also possible to borrow assistive technology. Furthermore, there are offers for barrier-free study materials, among other things.
Barrier-free workplaces for blind and visually impaired or severely visually impaired persons
As part of our service "Barrier-free workstations for blind and visually impaired or severely visually impaired persons", we offer barrier-free support for blind and visually impaired or severely visually impaired students as well as employees of our university in the computer pool for the visually impaired in the New Seminar Building.
The individual service components are specifically adapted to the needs of blind or (severely) visually impaired persons. For example, a PC workstation with screen reader and Braille display is available for blind persons. The PC workstation for (severely) visually impaired persons is equipped with magnification software and a camera reading system. Furthermore, a braille printer and a reflected-light scanner equipped with magnification software are available.
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Borrow assistive technology
As part of our "Assistive technology for visually impaired persons" service, blind and visually impaired students and employees of our university have the opportunity to borrow various assistive technology free of charge. Beforehand, there is an introduction to the use of the technology.
The prerequisite for this is that either an application for your own assistive technology has already been submitted and is currently being processed or your own assistive technology is defective. Furthermore, it is possible to borrow equipment for NTA examinations as part of a module or degree.
Examinations and teaching for blind and (severely) visually impaired persons
The use of the computer pool within the framework of the NTA for examinations or exams is possible after registration and appropriate instruction. Registration should be made by the teacher with the support staff.
Individual advice from lecturers and university employees on topics such as the use of assistive technology, the design of barrier-free study materials and the equipment of barrier-free workstations is available after registration via the functional e-mail address.
Accessible study materials
To support blind and severely visually impaired students at the University of Leipzig, study literature has been made available since 1998 according to need. This includes, above all, standard works in the respective subject areas, currently required specialist literature, term papers, handouts, etc.
The visually impaired students can read the prepared texts with the computer using assistive technology, such as Braille display, speech output and large font system.
For research purposes, a database will soon be available in which the digitally accessible study materials are recorded.
Accessible study materials for the blind and visually impaired are provided by Leipzig University Library. You can request the study materials via the corresponding web form.
Further information on cooperation partners and research options can also be found in the section "Cooperation and Research".
Cooperation and research
Below you will find further information on cooperation partners and research opportunities.
- Contact addresses for students with disabilities at the University of Leipzig
- Sehkon (Visually Impaired Catalogue Online of Dortmund University Library)
- German Centre for Accessible Reading (dzb lesen)
- Study Centre for Visually Impaired, Karlsruhe
- Electronic Bibliography & Information System for the Visually Impaired (ELVIS) at the Technical University of Dresden
- Centre for Blind and Visually Impaired Students (BliZ), Giessen University of Applied Sciences
- German Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired in Study and Work (DVBS), Marburg
- German Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired e.V.
- German Institute for the Blind, Marburg
- Swiss Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBS), Zurich