Information for Teaching Staff

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What does it mean to study with a disability or chronic illness? And what can or should you as teaching staff do to enable equal participation of students in their studies?  What are your limitations? Where can other university services provide better support to which you can refer? What is academic adjustment? What do you need to bear in mind, how does the application process work, and what is your role in its successful realization? The guide for teaching staff “Studying without Barriers” ("Lernen ohne Barrieren", currently in German only)  addresses these and other questions and gives detailed information and tips on the subject. You can download the guide for teaching staff as a PDF file or request a hard copy at the Office for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases (KIS). 

Accessible Digital Teaching: Tips for Teaching Staff

In times with a corona pandemic it is a big challenge for teaching staff to switch to digital teaching. At the website of the ZMML on accessible digital teaching you will find tips how you can make the digital format accessible for students with and without impairments (currently in German only).

If you have questions regarding developing and revising accessible course materials, digital events, and websites, you are welcome to contact the BALLON team (Barrierearmes Lernen und Lehren Online - Accessibility in E-Learning and Teaching). Here you will find information and tips on how to create accessible content on your own and how to check already existing course materials concerning accessibility.

Advisory Services

Office for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases (KIS)

KIS is aimed in particular at students of the University of Bremen whose studies are impaired by a disability or disease. However, it also provides advice to university teaching staff on studying with a physical or mental impairment. 

Dr. Ingrid Zondervan
Email: kisprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-61050

Representative for Inclusive Studying at the University of Bremen (BiS)

BiS advises the University Executive Board on the development of a “University for All” and also represents the university externally in these matters. In addition, the representative is committed to the interests of students with disabilities or chronic illnesses in regards to higher education policy and plays an active and decisive role in the design and implementation of the University of Bremen’s plan of action to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Deputy Representative for Inclusive Studying:
Prof. Eva-Maria Feichtner
Email: emfprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-60040

Critical Initiative for Diversity and Inclusion (kivi)

If you are interested in a student perspective, you are welcome to contact the Critical Initiative for Diversity and Inclusion (kivi). kivi is a student initiative that advocates the interests of students with special needs. It promotes their interests in university politics and raises awareness and educates fellow students and lecturers through events and projects.  

Email: kiviprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-69748