Facilities and Adjustments

TU/e has a number of standard facilities to make it easier for students with a functional impairment to take part in the study program. For example, several classrooms and conference rooms have deaf loop systems, and the buildings and grounds are almost entirely accessible to people in a wheelchair.

In addition to the standard facilities, certain adjustments are often required for individual students, such as modifying the study program, the way in which you take exams, or extra help with study skills. These kinds and other specific adjustments can be discussed with the student counselors at ESA.

Examples of Facilities and Adjustments

The desired or necessary facilities and adjustments will be determined on an individual basis. To illustrate, several examples of possible adjustments and facilities are given below:

  • Students with dyslexia problems can often be given extra time to take examinations. Another possibility is examinations in larger print.
  • For students with disorders in the autistic spectrum, arrangements can be made for extra assistance with studying and personal functioning.
  • Various classrooms are equipped with deaf loop systems for students with a hearing impairment.

In all cases, requests for facilities will be assessed on an individual basis in order to provide a customized solution.

Program and Examination Regulations (OER)

All students are required to take examinations during their study program. For most students, this means taking part in the regular test procedure. For students with a functional impairment, however, the regular test procedure may not be sufficient. In these cases, we will need to find an alternative or make specific adjustments.

Every department has included in its Program and Examination Regulations (OER) the way in which students with a physical or sensory handicap or students with a chronic illness are, within reason, given the opportunity to take examinations. The Examination Committee is responsible for arranging and coordinating the assessments and examinations, but it also ensures that your study program satisfies the learning outcomes of your program for graduation. For this reason, it is also its duty to ensure that the requested adjustments do not interfere with the requirements of the ‘regular’ study program. The student counselor at ESA can help you submit requests to the Examination Committee.