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D 76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49(0)721-608-42760
Fax: +49(0)721-608-42020

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Get informed about the support of blind and partially sighted students.
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Flyer: Study Centre for the Visually Impaired Students (SZS)




Orientation Unit for school students

The Orientation Unit for blind and visually impaired school students offered by the SZS will take place from 26 to 28 May 2014 in Karlsruhe. Information and application

New Project ATMAPS

The SZS and international partners are working in the ATMAPS project to develop standards for audio-tactile symbols used in Orientation and Mobility. Information about projekt and website ATMAPS

Training material for VI Students

Free Training Material developed by the Project "Training Material for Students with Visual Impairments" is available (in German only). Project and Publications.

Google Faculty Research Award

The research group of Prof. Stiefelhagen (head of SZS) receives a Google Research Award for its work on "A Mobility and Navigational Aid for Visually Impaired Persons". The "Google Faculty Research Award" is endowed with 83.000 USD for supporting research in computer science, engineering and related disciplines.
Further details see press realase (in German only)
Radio KIT interview (in German only)

Audiodescription in KSC-Football-Stadium Karlsruhe

Starting with the match on 27 July 2013 KSC offers 10 places equipped with audiodescription for blind and partially sighted football-fans on the grantstand of the KSC Stadium. Reservation and Accompanying Service please contact:  behindertenbetreuer@ksc.de
The Price is 5 Euro incl. one accompanying person. 

Project "PROMI - Promotion Inklusive"

From 2013 to 2015 each year 15 job places for scientific employees with disabilities in order to get a PhD will be installed all over Germany. Information and applications to Torsten Prenner, ZAV, Telefon 02 28/ 7 13-10 71, zav-bonn.sbakademiker@arbeitsagentur.de.

Refund of Social Contribution

In case of disability and if you are allowed to use public transports for free you can apply for refunding of the social contribution. Information and form (In German only)

Tribute to successful inclusion into the job

Vladyslav Kutsenko, graduated at KIT and student at the SZS has been honored for his successful professional live after 5 years on the job. Congratulations! Press article

New tactile printer at SZS

A new, quieter and faster tactile printer is now available for blind and partially sighted students at the SZS. The "EmFuse" can print in color, double-sided and on DIN A3 paper. Information

Brochure about violence against women with disabilities

Special tips for blind and partially sighted women experiencing daily violence are given in this brochure. Information

Survey: Studying with Impairments in Germany

A 2011 survey about the situation of students with disabilities or chronic illnesses was published by the Deutsches Studentenwerk. Main results and conclusions



Hotline Kombilösung Karlsruhe

For information regarding the situation of road works and orientation in Karlsruhe caused by the "Kombilösung" please contact the hotline +49.721.133-5577. The number is available from from Monday till Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m..