A person affected by disability and/or a chronic illness faces many challenges. For instance, physically or mentally disadvantaged people have to invest a lot of time and energy just to find out if the chosen study programme and the place of study are suitable and if they can find the necessary means to master everyday university life (accessible buildings, public transport connections).
Within the context of the university reform 2002, the Federal Ministry has also created a mandatory contact point (University Act 2002 § 59, par.1) at the University of Art and Design Linz in order to improve affected people’s study and working conditions.
Since December 2006, MMag. Karin Schneider has been assisting students and university employees with disabilities as their representative, for instance in the following matters:
Since December 2012, Ms MMag. Karin Schneider has also been the elected representative of all registered disabled employees of the university.
Please send your individual inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can obtain detailed information concerning the activities of all Austrian disabilities representatives from uniability, the committee for university students with disabilities or chronic diseases in Austria.