Support for Students
All arrangements that aim to compensate for functional limitations in the study situation is known as targeted educational support.
The Coordinator for educational support will, after having consulted you and the documentation you provide, decide on what support can be offered.
We offer a number of different types of support. Below you will find description of severeal pedagogical support.
Means that if you can't take notes yourself because of disability, you can get help with this. Most often you arrange this yourself by asking a classmate to be allowed to take note of his/her notes. Since compensation is paid, it is usually easy to get help. The university contributes SEK 50 per semester for copying.
Students with reading disabilities can borrow course literature such as talking books, braille books or e-textbooks from the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM). The University Library is helpful with this and here you can read more about how to get a download account
The Academic Resource Center
Offers text tutoring and is open to all students at Jönköping University who want to develop their skills in all types of written and oral assignments, in all subjects, and at all levels.
If you have a neuropsychiatric or psychic disability, you may receive the help of a mentor. Together with your mentor you form a plan for your studies in order to add a structure and meet the goals you set up. A mentor is usually a fellow senior student.
Examination adjustments/alternative forms of examination
If needed, adjustments in connection with written examination are possible. These adjustments include for example: extended examination time, using a computer or possibility to perform the examination in a smaller group. The coordinator will decide what adjustments is appropriate. The exam coordinators provides the arrangements and the student must apply for this support no later than 10 days before the examination.
Alternative forms of examination can be, for example, the possibility to an oral examinations instead of written, or splitting examinations up into smaller parts to be performed separately.
The student must contact the examiner about this no later than two weeks before the examination date. The examiner will then decide in what form the examination will be carried out.
Special aid software and resource room
All the university computers are equipped with special aid software, such as speech synthesis, reading software, and spellchecking software. Some of this software are available for use on your personal computer as well. Contact Help desk for more information.
At the University Library, there’s a resource room equipped with two computers. In addition to the special aid software available on all JU computers, these resource computers also have magnification software. Contact the Disability Coordinator to gain access to the resource room.
Sign language interpreter/write interpreter
If you need a sign language interpreter/a write interpreter, you need to contact the coordinator well in advance of the start of the education, but at the latest in connection with the application.