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Academic Supports

A student using a screen magnifier at the designated station with priority for users with special needs

Academic Accommodation


Accessible Teaching Venues

Most classrooms, lecture theatres and laboratories are accessible by students with special educational needs. Click to access the HKUST Path Advisor for more information about the locations of the teaching venue.

 

Teaching Materials in Appropriate Format

Eligible students can liaise with professors and tutors for lecture notes and/or powerpoints in appropriate format. There is also equipment in the Library to enlarge documents or convert documents in hardcopy to accessible format.

 

Allow for Use of Technological Aids in Classes

Eligible students can request for the use of technological aids during classes, such as, audio-taping, FM system, magnifier, etc.

 

Note-takers

Volunteer note-takers are available to assist eligible students upon request.

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Learning Aid and Equipment


Computer Barn B

Located in Room 1101 (Lift 17-18).  Equipped with PCs, printers and scanners for individual use, also equipments for students with SEN, including the following:

  • 2 electrical heigh adjustable tables
  • 1 desktop screen magnifier with English optical character recognition (OCR)
  • 1 screen magnification software with speech and large print keyboard
  • 1 Openbook OCR with Pearl Camera
  • 2 headphones for OCR

Click for more details about the computer barns.

 

Library Facilities

In order to provide equal access to services and collections to all users, the Library endeavors to assist users with special needs to locate information, retrieve materials, access services and use library facilities. Prior registration for these services is required.

 

Besides, an adjustable-height workstation with adaptive equipment and software for users with visual impairment is located on LG1 of the Library, near the Media Counter.

 

Click for more details about the accessibility services provided by the Library.

 

Learning Common Facilities

Learning Commons (LC) is an active place for learning. It provides an environment for intellectual exchanges, a center for accessing academic resources and services, a hub of technology that supports learning tasks.

 

Click for more details about the facilities in the Learning Commons.

A student filling out the SEN declaration form

Examination Accommodations

  • Allow extra time and/or separate room for examination
  • Consider different formats for assessment
  • Provide enlarged word size on question papers
  • Arrange exam rooms with less distraction
  • Arrange special seating
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The Funding Scheme for Student Activities on SEN is set up by the Student Affairs Office to support student initiatives to organize events and activities for raising the awareness and understanding of SEN amongst the campus community.