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The SZS supports and advises visually impaired students and prospective students in all study courses offered at KIT. We also play an active role in teaching and in research on Assistive Technologies.

You can find more information about the SZS in our mission statement and in a short overview of our history.

In our news section below, we inform about events, projects, initiatives and new developments.

 

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30 years SZS

Mid October the SZS celebrated the 30-years birthday. The program presented former and present development and also future visions of the SZS. Report (in German only)

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Donation 27-inch multi-touch display and tactile embosser

The SZS received a donation from Cognex in Karlsruhe to buy a 27-inch multi-touch display which can be attached to a computer. With this device students with low vision can work with a pen to annotate digital documents and magnify them easily. In december there will be as well a tactile embosser available. The SZS appreciates the generous donation.
 

 
Mein Profil - Employment application course 2018

The SZS offers an Employment application cource for people with visual impairments  "mein Profil - ein ganz anderes Bewerbungstraining" an.
The Training will take place form 05.01. to  07.01.2018 in "Haus der Kirche" at Bad Herrenalb. Information and registration

Donation Video Magnifier The SZS recieved a donation from Cognex a company from Karlsruhe to buy a modern desktop video magnifier. On behalve of the students, the SZS certainly appreciates Cognex's generous donation.
 
German Thesis Award 2016 Dr. Elisabeth Wilhelm received the German Thesis Award 2016 for her thesis about "Development of a Microfluidic Braille Display" in Berlin on 8th November. During her thesis, she worked closely together with the SZS. Congratulations on the award! Information
Studying with handicap ClicKIT the magazine for students at the KIT addresses the topic of studying with handicap. Some students tell how they organise their studies with handicap. (German only). Report
 
TERRAIN

The SZS is part of the TERRAIN project Navigation System for People with Visual Impairment. Podcasts (in German only) about new developments within the project will be published regularily.

TERRAIN

Das SZS ist seit Juli 2016 Projektpartner im TERRAIN-Projekt [Link zur Seite auf der SZS-Homepage] "Selbständige Mobilität blinder und sehbehinderter Menschen im urbanen Raum durch audio-taktile Navigation". Es werden regelmäßige Podcasts (http://www.terrain-projekt.de/podcast) über die Entwicklungen im Projekt veröffentlicht.

 
Inauguration Accessibility Lab The new test lab for a barrier-free access to information for visually imparired persons Access Lab was inaugurated on 3rd June 2016. Press Release
BA- and Master Thesis & Job Offers

New: Current topics for Thesis as well als job offers for student tutors can be checked on this website. Information

 
Barrierfree webapp for better orientation at KIT Campus

A free betatestversion, developed with the project SmartCampus_barrierefree is now available. Please take the chance of improving accessibility by giving feedback of your user experiences. Webapp. Projectinformation.

"Blind zu den Sternen - Mein Weg als Astronom" The author of this book, Gerhard Jaworek, SZS-employee, describes the discovery of his hobby astronomy and how he experiences it in an inclusive way, beeing a blind person. Congratulations! The book is now available. Blurb (German only)
 
Students Press about studying with disabilities at KIT

Student Review "Schärfer Bitte!" stress on topic of studying without barriers at KIT.  Read articles (PDF barrierefree - German only) 

SZS enrolled in map of inclusion

The SZS gets involved with inclusion. Take a view at the the map of map of inclusion presented on the website of the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons.

 
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Campus-Guidance-system for the blind

The first step is done.....Paulcke-Platz and crossing the road (Engesserstrasse) towards AKK is now much safer than before due to the installation of a guidance system for the blind on the ground.

Assistive Technology - Latest Developments

The radio transmission of Deutschlandfunk presents latest developments and research:  Radio Artikel "Hilfen für Blinde - Draht in eine dunkle Welt" (in German only)

 
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)

 
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)

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..