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The study and examination benfites and rules of procedure of students living with disabilities is included Code of studies and Examines Of University of Pécs. 

The following excerpt is from the relevant parts of the legislation.

 

The rights of the students 

Article 77. (1) The student shall have the right to pursue his/her studies in a safe and healthy environment in the higher education institution and to receive assistance with his/her studies in line with his/her talent, abilities and interests, and within this scope especially to receive provisions and services to start a carreer in accordance with his/her condition, personal capabilities, or disability.

(2) Disabled students shall be offered convenient circumstances for preparation and examination, and shall be assisted to be able to fulfil the obligations arising from their student status. Where appropriate they should be exempted from the obligation to take certain courses or certain parts thereof or to undergo assessment. If necessary such students shall be exempted from the language exam or a certain part thereof, or the level related requirements of such language exams. Disabled students shall be given more time to prepare at the exam and shall be afforded the opportunity to use aids at the written test (typewriter, computer, etc.), or if necessary, to have a written test instead of an oral test, or an oral test instead of a written one.

(3) The exemption under Article (2) shall exclusively be granted in the context of the condition justifying such exemption and may not result in exemption from the fulfilment of basic academic requirements that are requisite to the award of the professional qualification certified by the Bachelor and the Master degree, or of the vocational qualification evidenced by the certificate of higher-level vocational training.

 

Data reconciliation

(4)

Students who got extra points during the admission procedure considering their disabilities are obliged to visit the Faculty’s coordinator in charge for students with disabilities within 30 days after commencing student status for data check. The University shall notify the student about this. In reasonable case further 30 days can be granted for the student for the data check.

  

Disability coordinator 

Article 78. (1) The Rector of the University shall appoint an institutional coordinator in charge for students with disabilities for the assistance of disabled students. The duty of the Faculty coordinator  in charge of students with disabilities shall be fulfilled by the head of the Supporting Service.

(2) The duty of the coordinator of the Faculty in charge for students with disabilities  shall cover the following:

a) taking part in the first-instance assessing and registering applications regarding assisstance, exemption or benefit submitted by students with disability,

b) keeping contact with disabled students and their personal helpers,

c) ensuring disabled students possibilities of assistance in the course of their studies and exams and arranging possibilities of consultation in the instruction period,

d) forward proposals concerning the utilisation of normative grants for assisting the studies of disabled students and the purchase of devices necessary for giving assistance

e) continuous registration of the headcount of disabled students in line with the provisions pertaining to data protection and ensuring the use of data for statistical purposes,

f) registering the statistical data of disabled students in the record within 60 days from enrolment and registration.

 

(3)

 The duty of the  institutional coordinator in charge for students with disabilities shall be to take part  in assessing and registering legal-remedy applications regarding assisstance, exemption or benefit submitted by students with disability.

(4) The Supporting Service helps the work of the coordinators in charge for students with disablities and the studies and everyday life of students with disability.

 

Procedures related to academic and examination benefites

7Article 79.(1)On the basis of an expert opinion under Article 84 (1), the student may request exemption from his/her academic requirements or partial or full exemption from exams or to be permitted to take them in a different way, furthermore, the providing of other academic benefits stipulated in Article 80.

(2) The requests determined in Section (1) shall be submitted at the Registrar's Office of the Faculty addressed to the Educational Committee of the Faculty. The application shall contain the professional opinion determined in Article 81 of present Regulation on the type and extent of the disability. The Registrar shall promptly forward the applications electronically to the coordinator of the Faculty in charge for students with disabilities. The requests shall be reconsidered by the Educational Committee along with the coordinator of the Faculty in charge for students with disabilities as a member according to the procedure determined in Article 8 of this Regulation, provided that the 50 percent membership of students is ensured in the Educational Committee. This competence of the Educational Committee shall be non-transferable.

(3)

(4) The decision of the EC may be appealed against under Article 12 herein. The requests of legal remedy shall be reconsidered by the EC of second instance with the institutional coordinator in charge for students with disabilities as a member.

(5)The student can notify the Supporting Service about his/her claim for further assistance (eg. personal helper, sign language interpreter)– beyond the benefits determined in Section (1) -  based on his/her disability.

 


 

Available benefits according to the type osf disability 

Article 80.

(1)  

(2)

 If the applicant with disability was granted preferential treatment during the admission procedure or the secondary school-leaving exam, he/she is obliged to report and certify this fact to the coordinator of the Faculty in charge for students with disabilities within 30 days from the enrolment, and these benefits shall also be granted to him/her during his/her studies.

 

(3)In the case of a student with a physical disability the following benefits may be applied:

a) full or partial exemption from the obligation to fulfil practical requirements or their fulfillment in a different form,

b) substitution of a written test with an oral test or an oral test with a written one,

c) exemption from the language exam, or a part or the level of the language exam,

d) exemption from the task requiring manual skills with the condition that the theoretical knowledge may be required,

e) providing the opportunity to use the special tools and devices neccessary for the execution of written exercises,

f) providing longer preparation time than the one that is applied for the non-disabled students,

g) providing personal helper to the institutional administrations.

 

(4) In the case of a student with hearing impairment (deaf and hard of hearing) the following benefits may be applied: :

a) full or partial exemption from the obligation to fulfill practical requirements or their fulfillment in a different form,

b) substitution of an oral test with a written one, in case of the student's claim providing a sign language or oral interpreter during the oral exam,

c) exemption from the language exam, or a part or the level of the language exam,

d) simoltaneous visual presentation of what has been said during the lecture or the exam in regards of the clarity and the better understanding,

e) providing tools and visual presentation during every exam,

f) providing longer preparation time than the one that is applied for the non-disabled students,

g) providing personal helper, note taking interpreter, sign language interpreter to the institutional administrations.

 

(5) In the case of a student with visual impairment (blind and vision impaired) the following benefits may be applied:

 a) full or partial exemption from the obligation to fulfill practical requirements or their fulfillment in a different form,

b) substitution of a written test with an oral one, or providing special technical tools during the written exam,

c) exemption from the language exam, or a part or the level of the language exam,

d) exemption from exercises that require manual, visual skills, but the theoretical knowledge can be required,

e) providing access to the digital, voice-recorded, braille written or enlarged form of questions, topics during the lectures, practices and exams,

f) providing longer preparation time than the one that is applied for the non-disabled students,

g) providing personal helper  to the institutional administrations.

 

(6) 

In case of a student with speech impairment (dysphasia, dyslalia, dysphonia, stuttering, sputtering, aphasia, rhinolalia, dysarthria, mutism, severe speech perception and language disorder, central lisp, late speech development) the following benefits may be applied:

a) substitution of an oral test with a written one, providing opportunity to use special technical tools during assessments,

b) exemption from the language exam, or a part or the level of the language exam,

c) providing longer preparation time than the one that is applied for the non-disabled students,

d) providing personal helper  to the institutional administrations.

 

(7)

 In case of an autistic student the following benefits may be applied:

a)  shaping the circumstances of the assessment to the special needs of the student, substitution of a written test with an oral one or subsitution of an oral test with a written one,

b) helping to clarify the requirements and questions during the assessment, visual presentation of the questions, orders of the test and simplifying their wording in case of an oral test,

c)  providing longer preparation time than the one that is applied for the non-disabled students,

d) using special tools (primarily voice recording device, personal computer, interpreting dictionary, other supporting infocommunicational technologies) during both courses and    assessments,

e) exemption from the language exam, or a part or the level of the language exam,

f) exemption from certain practical requirements due to the difficulties caused by the student's developmental disorder or substituion of the given requirements  with equivalent        non-practical exercises ,

g) providing personal helper  to the institutional administrations.

 

(8)

 In case of a student with psychic development disorder the following benefits may be applied:

a) in case of a student dyslexia-dysgraphia-dysorthographia:

  aa)  substitution of a written test with an oral one or subsitution of an oral test with a written one,

  ab) in case of a written a test   providing longer preparation time than the one that is applied for the non-disabled students,

  ac) providing the neccessary tools (especially computer, typewriter, spelling dictionary, interpreting dictionar, thesaurus) during the exam,

  ad) exemption from the language exam, or a part or the level of the language exam,

b) in case of a student with dyscalculia:

  ba) exemption from exercises in calculus, but the theoretical knowledge can be required,

  bb) providing the opportunity to use those tools that the student has been using during his/her previous studies (especially charts, calculator, configuration, mechanical and      manipulative tools) during the exams, also providing longer preparation time,

c) in case of a student with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder:

   ca) substitution of a written test with an oral one or subsitution of an oral test with a written one,

   cb) in case of a written a test   providing longer preparation time than that is applied for the non-disabled students,

   cc) reducing the waiting time of the students to the minimum during exams,

   cd) using the special tools, devices neccessary for executing the written exercises,

   ce)  holding a longer exam in several parts or having breaks without leaving the place of the exam or allowing movement activities, tolerating emotional reactions,

   cf) holding the exam separately from the other students,

   cg) based on the individual characteristics and the student's request, writing down or repeating the questions several times,  disassemble complex questions to components,   giving   help to understand the requirements and questions during the oral examination,

   ch) providing access to the digital, voice-recorded form of questions, topics during the lectures, practices and exams,

   ci) providing personal helper  to the institutional administrations.

d) in case of students with behavioral disorders (disorders of socio-adaptive processes, emotional control, agression towards self or others, anxiety, behavioral characteristics        indicating the weakness of self-control, diverse  development of flexibility, focused behavior, self-organizing and metacognition) the following benefits may be applied:

   da) substitution of a written test with an oral one or subsitution of an oral test with a written one,

   db) holding a longer exam in several parts or having breaks without leaving the place of the exam or allowing movement activities, tolerating emotional reactions,

   dc) holding the exam separately from the other students,

   dd) based on the student's request helping to clarify the requirements and questions  during the assessment, visual   presentation of the questions, orders of the test and        simplifying      their wording in case of an oral test,

   de) providing longer preparation time than that is applied for the non-disabled students,

   df) providing personal helper  to the institutional administrations.

 

(9) 

The longer preparation time shall be determined at least 30% longer than the time stipulated for nondisabled students.

(10) In case of a student with multiple disability any of the benefits determined in Sections (3)-(8) may be applied considering the individual needs of the student.

(11) In a reasonable case, upon the student's request, based on professional opinion the University may award benefits that are different from or beyond the benefits determined in Section (3)-(8).

 (12) In the doctorate course, exemption from the language exam, or a part or the level of the language exam shall not be applied in case of applicants for the doctorate course, the doctoral student and the doctorand.

 (13) The exemption from the language exam, or a part or the level of the language exam shall be applied in case of the former student with disability, who has taken the final closing exam and his/her student status is terminated, but has not completed the language requirement neccessary for the qualification.

 (14) The Dean shall be responsible for complying with the preferential treatment granted to students with disabilities.

 

Documents needed for procedure. 

Article 81. (1) The student with a disability shall certify the type and extent of the disability and its temporal or permanent nature by an expert opinion.

 (2) The issuing of the expert opinion specified in Article (1):

            a) in case the disability, special educational needs of the student (applicant) has already existed during his/her public education and he/she was was granted preferential treatment   during his/her studies and the final exams in consideration of this, the disability, special educational needs may be certified based on the specialist opinion issued by the county (capital) institution of pedagogical special services and its member institutions proceeding as county or national specialist committees (or among their predecessors the learning skills examining specialis and rehabilitational committees and the national specialist and rehabilitational committees).

             b) in case the disability, special educational needs of the student (applicant) have not existed during his/her public education or he/she was not granted prerential treatment      based on his/her disability, special educational needs during his/her studies and final exams, the disability may be certified with the specialist opinion issued by the rehabilitational specialist body or its predecessors. 

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