Special support for students with disabilities

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For students with disabilities who need special support to complete their studies, Mid Sweden University offers additional support.

How to apply

1. Apply by filling out the form (”Special support for students with disabilities”) in the system Nais.
Please note that to be entitled to special support, you must have a disability certificate. Please scan it and upload it together with your application.

2. After having completed your application in Nais, you will receive an e-mail from a coordinator at Mid Sweden University with a suggestion for a meeting or a phone meeting.

3. After the meeting with the coordinator, you will receive a decision and/or recommended special support measures in Nais, where you can see information about your case during the process.

Should you have any questions, you are welcome to contact one of our coordinators.

Special support that may be granted in consultation with the coordinator:

  • Help with taking notes
  • Adjusted course literature
  • Mentor support
  • Resource room, a room with special equipment and resources
  • Technical/pedagogic help equipment
  • Sign language interpreter/note taker
  • Special arrangements in the context of an examination
  • Adjustment of rooms

Help with taking notes

Cen be offered to students who are unable to take notes during lectures or in other teaching or learning situations due to disabilities. Often, a fellow student takes on the task. Please note that as a student, you must be present at the lecture to receive help with taking notes.

Adjusted course literature

Students with reading impairment are entitled to adaption of course literature, such as audio books, braille books or books with magnified text. Borrowing books from the library is free of charge. Please contact the library to get a library id. 

Link to the University Library page about reading impairment
Link to the University Library webpages

Mentor support

A mentor can be a person you discuss your ideas with, who supports you in terms of organizing and planning your studies. Often, the student and the mentor meet on a regular basis during the studies.

Resource room

The room is available for students with functional disabilities who are in need of special computer support. The room is equipped with height adjustable tables, computers with adjusted software, instruction folders and a scanner. The room can be booked via the student portal. Students who have been given access to the resource room by the coordinator, and who wishes an introduction to the adjusted software may contact the University Library at the campus.

More information about the adjusted softwareListen Listen (PDF)

Technical/pedagogic help equipment 

During your studies, you have the opportunity to borrow simpler technical aids, such as handheld scanners and USB sticks (however, not computers or personal aids). Please note that you are only allowed to record the lectures you attend. Make sure to inform the lecturer before you record the lecture, and show him or her the certificate the coordinator gave you if necessary.

Sign language interpreter/note taker

For students with hearing impairment or deaf students, we offer sign language interpreter/note taker. If you need an interpreter, you must apply well in advance, preferably when you receive your admission decision. Hearing loops are available in some of the rooms.

Special arrangements in the context of an examination

Prolonged examination time, a room of your own or computer support are decided by the coordinator. Alternative examination methods can be offered by the examiner. Please register for your examination in the student portal.

Register for exam Listen Listen

Other forms of academic writing support


If you want to improve your academic writing skills, please contact the Mid Sweden University Academic Writing Centre. Our language support team, Christina Lindqvist, Kristian Dyrvold and Mattias Sjöqvist, can help you improve your academic texts. If you need help with your paper, essay or degree project, you are welcome to contact us.

Further information can be found here: (link)

Adjustment of rooms 

Most of the Mid Sweden University rooms are adapted for persons with disabilities. There are hearing loops in some rooms. Should special arrangements be necessary, preparations must be made well in advance.

 

Disability services

Apply for disability learning support 

The coordinators for students with disabilities

Campus Sundsvall
Ulf AnderssonNils Wikström Postal address: Mittuniversitetet, 851 70 Sundsvall Visiting address: Holmgatan 10, (Åkroken) Sundsvall

Campus Östersund
Lotta L Olsson Visiting address: Kunskapensväg 8, Hus G, Plan 3, Östersund 

External quick links

www.spsm.se - The institute for special needs education
www.mfd.se - The Swedish Agency for Participation
www.studeramedfunktionshinder.nu  - To study with functional disabilities
http://www.thelinknetwork.eu- To study aboad with functional disabilities