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Counselling and services offered by the BBST

Counselling offering

Our counselling offering covers all issues that may arise as a result of a disability or chronic illness and includes e.g. the following:

  • Applying for a study place (e.g. hardship case applications)
  • Mediation between lecturers and students
  • Modification of course and exam modalities
  • Applying for compensation for disadvantages for exams
  • Assistance with studies
  • Care support and personal assistance in day-to-day life
  • Health insurance services under the German Social Code Book V (Sozialgesetzbuch – SGB)
  • Options for financing disability-related additional costs
  • Statements on applications (e.g. for technical aids or assistance)
  • Applying for a Euro key
  • Support in the search for accessible accommodation
  • Options for compensation for disadvantages with regard to the duration of the period for which you receive financial support under the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG)
  • Work assistance services under the German Social Code Book IX
  • Completion of studies
  • and much more

Supplementary services

  • Temporary accompaniment service on campus
  • Information on the accessibility of university buildings, lecture theatres and facilities
  • BlindSquare app for the blind and partially sighted
  • Computer workstations for the blind (in the University and State Library)
  • Technical aids (incl. laptops with voice recognition software, microport systems)
  • Set-up of quiet rooms
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