Former students with disabilities are working at the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) as counsellors for freshmen and other students. They also give advice to the university on accessible, universally designed environments in order to provide higher education irrespective of disabilities.
- Higher education accessible in Tallinn
- Tallinn University of Technology
- Country of Implementation
- Central and Eastern Europe
- First published
“TUT envisions accessibility for every member of society to be a crucial factor of wellness and progress in a contemporary knowledge-based and open world.” Kalle TAMMEMÄE
Former students of Tallinn University of Technology with disabilities are employed as counsellors at the university. They provide assistance for and support to students, university staff and key decision makers. Thanks to the advice of the counsellors, accessible toilets were built - there is now one on every floor - and elevators are installed in every major building, including those under heritage protection.
In addition to their need for individual-level support, students with disabilities are also dependent on the physical, cultural and learning environment at universities in order to engage and study accordingly.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Consultancy and counselling for students with disabilities