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D 76131 Karlsruhe

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

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Donation Video Magnifier The SZS received a donation from Cognex a company from Karlsruhe in order to buy a modern desktop video magnifier. On behalf 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

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.

Inauguration Accessibility Lab The new test lab for a barrier-free access to information for visually impaired 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.

„Mein Profil – ein ganz anderes Bewerbungstraining“

Job application training offered by SZS for Visually Impaired People from 5 to 7 January 2017. Place: Bad Herrenalb, Haus der Kirche. Registration till 30 November 2016 with 0721/608-42760 or info@szs.kit.edu. Information

"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.

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)

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)

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

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..