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Support Students with SEN Mobile

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.



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

A wheelchair user looking up information in the Library

Learning Aid and Equipment

SEN Stations

Located in Computer Barn B, LG1 in Campus Library (near Media Counter) and 1/F LSK Building, these stations are equipped with 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


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.


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


Virtual Barn Station with Adjustable Table

Located outside LT-E, equipped with a PC and a printer with a scanner for individual use. Click for more details about the Student Computing and Printing Facilities by Information Technology Services Center.


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 for use for assistive technologies
  • Arrange exam rooms with less distraction
  • Arrange special seating
  • Consider different formats for assessment
  • Extended time in testing
  • Provide enlarged word size on question papers
  • Wheelchair accessible testing site and furniture
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On-campus Welcab Service is available for eligible students with temporary and permanent mobility disability to commute between the main campus, LSK campus and/or on-campus student residence.

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