Students Tilburg University

Sensory impairments

Studying with a sensory impairment is a difficult challenge, but certainly not an impossible one. The university endeavours to assist such students with their studies by providing various educational facilities. A number of practical facilities are also available for students with hearing and visual impairments.

For the hearing impaired there is an induction loop system in DZ1, DZ2, GZ101 and WZ1. Infrared equipment is available for use in the auditorium. This can be obtained from the technician in the sound booth. An infrared system is also installed in the Ruth First room (C186).

Phone 0031 013 466 2222 in good time to make a booking if you wish to use it.

In the library there is an ALVA Braille display for the visually impaired, which can be used for word processing, consulting databases and catalogs, e-mail, etc. Near the Braille display you will also find a video magnifier (CCTV) and a reading desk with extra lighting. Nearly all of the university's photocopiers have facilities for text enlargement. If necessary, STUDIO can also provide this service. Consult your education coordinator first.

For a comprehensive overview, see other facilities.


Students with a disability who have questions about educational facilities or want advice on special arrangements or practical tips on how to manage their studies should contact the education coordinator of their school.