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Infomail 1 Winter Semester 2016 (English)

  Semester Start Greetings
  Piktogramm Sonne  

A new semester has started a short while ago. We hope that you could charge some energy during the summer in order to have a good start into the 2016/17 winter semester. We especially welcome all new students at the University of Vienna. We wish you a successful winter semester 2016/17!

We hope you enjoy browsing through our Infomail and see you soon,

Tim Brunöhler and Lukas Ertl

(Team Barrierefrei)

  November: Changed Opening Times for Personal Counselling
  Piktogramm Uhr  

Since the Student Point Info Center will be closed on some Wednesdays in November, personal counselling with Team Barrierefrei during this time will only be possible upon personal registration. This concerns Wednesday, November 9th, 16th and 23rd.

Beyond these actual days, it is possible to schedule personal counselling with us on other days of the week.

On Wednesday, November 30th, our personal counselling scheme goes back to normal.

  Report on Workshop Track "Accessible Teaching"
  Piktogramm Menschen in Gruppe  

The Workshop Track "Accessible Teaching", which aimed to show concrete methods and hints for an "inclusive university" to teaching staff, was a huge success! Planning for a continuation is running. Before the programme is published, teaching staff can be directed towards Team Barrierefrei, if the question is whether a workshop for a certain impairment is being planned or not.

Link to the report (in German language):

  Lecture Notes' Exchange: Registration until November 4th
  Piktogramm Dokument  

Also in winter semester 2016/17 there will be our popular Lecture Notes' Exchange for students who cannot (fully) take notes themselves.

Information about the procedure and registration can be found on

  Course on the Topic of Studying and Working with Impairments at the Center for Translation Studies - open to all students
  Piktogramm Person mit Zeigestock vor Tafel und Publikum  

In winter semester 2016/17, Mag. Sandra Markovic, BA is holding a lecture titled "Studying and Working with Handicap" (in German language). The course taking place at the Center for Translation Studies is open to all students!

Information about registration and course details can be found in u:space:

  Bilingual Writing Mentoring Group: Austrian Sign Language / German
  Piktogramm Stift  

Under the label "Writing Multilingually", there is another writing mentoring group this winter semester with an ÖGS-competent writing mentor. Writing mentors support students with another first language in overcoming insecurities using German as scientific language. In the writing groups, strategies are presented that help dealing with literature, text structuring, argumentation, raw text production and text revisions. Participants get feedback from their peers and them the mentors.

More information and programme on

  Report: Welcome Day 2016
  Schriftzug "New here?"  

This year's Welcome Day for new students with impairments on September 27th has brought us a new record! 27 students cam to inform themselves a whole day long about the topic of "Studying with impairments at the University of Vienna". Lectures spread general information as well as disability or chronic disease specific content. Students from higher semesters came to see us and talked about their experiences. Student representatives from various fields of studies came in to provide new students with concrete insights into their subjects. Until the common dinner, all open questions by the new students could be answered. As Team Barrierefrei we were very happy to get to know so many new people!

A big thank you to Astrid Lanscha for the great coordination of Welcome Day 2016! Some (mostly photographic) impressions will be uploaded here soon:

  Discussion on Radio: Starting your Studies without Barriers
  Piktogramm Radio  

The new semester has just started. What do new students with disabilities need to now? Which drop-in-centers are there and who can give information about financial grants? Representatives from the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH), disability officers and persons concerned clarified these questions on air.

As co-operation with Freak Radio, the discussion round was recorded on October 5th, 2016 in ORF Radiocafé (Argentinierstraße/Wien) and later aired in "Ö1 Campus". Additionally, a transcript is planned to be put online, in order to make re-listening/re-reading possible for everyone.

  Advisory Board "Accessible Studying"
  Piktogramm Sprechblasen  

The next cycle of the advisory board "Accessible Studying" is starting this winter semester. This concretely means that we will hold an open session in which we can review the status quo, develop visions and bring in new ideas. We warmly invite you as students to contribute with your experiences and concrete feedback. In the summer term, a second session will be scheduled, where we will develop concrete project plans, which can then be carried out by Team Barrierefrei. For example, the workshop track mentioned above and our popular information brochure once originated as ideas in advisory board sessions.

In case you are interested in participating, please write a short e-mail to

  Miscellaneous (2 Topics)
  Piktogramm "Information" (Buchstabe i im Kreis)  

Dance Class in Sign Language at MUK (free of charge)

From November 8th on, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (MUK)

Looking for deaf or hard-of-hearing persons who like to move their bodies!
Have you ever wished for a dance class in sign language in which your individual needs are responded to?

10 units, always on Tuesdays from 18:30 in MUK, Bräunerstraße 5, 1010 Wien

You have never danced before? No problem! It is not about perfection or a certain level. It is all about trying something new and exchanging about the topic "artistic offers in Vienna for the deaf community".

Interested? Questions? Contact: or 0650 / 300 6641 for SMS

Looking for PhD Candidate for Dissertation on Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs

The association Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs is looking for a PhD student who wants to write a dissertation about Austrian institutions for the blind and their achievements. The role of the association should also be reflected in the paper. A third aim is a proposal or concept about how a number of potential exhibits held by the association can be used in order to make them accessible to the public. Contact: Telephone: +43-1-334 47 50 - 14, E-mail:

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