The University of Alicante

The University of Alicante (UA) was founded in 1979. Being one of the youngest universities in Spain, the UA is also considered one of the most innovative and fastest developing in Spain. Nowadays one of its priorities is to guarantee UA students with disabilities the right to pursue their studies and reasonable adjustments according to their individual needs as well as to encourage their full involvement in University life. To achieve this goal the Student Support Centre was created as part of the Office of the Vice President for Students. It consists of a multidisciplinary team of social workers, psychologists, ICT accessibility technicians, sociologists and administrative staff, whose mission is to offer specific attention to the students of the University of Alicante. The SSC devotes special attention to equal opportunities in the workplace for students with disabilities, providing technical and vocational guidance, access to continuous training programmes and job databases, as well as support when searching for employment.
The University of Alicante also has a significant experience in EU funded projects related to the promotion and improvement of education opportunities for all. Among them, SWING (TEMPUS) aiming to offer disabled students equal access to university facilities by using assistive technology and accessible IT and to promote the adaptation of specialized “design-for-all” policies (universal design approaches) by the Universities through the development of sustainable Accessibility Centres. The UA coordinated MOLDINCLUD (TEMPUS) project based on the development of a holistic concept and a pilot structure for coordinated teachers’ training in inclusive education by creating correspondent networks and fostering universities contribution to the development of educational, legal and technological support for the implementation of inclusive education with a nation-wide impact.

Project Coordinator: Carolina Madeleine

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The contents of this website reflect only the views of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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