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  1. ChallengeTheSystem-successfulstudyingandemployinginSlovenia Miha Kosi, Natasa Mauko The Slovenian Association of Disabled Students

  2. Studying conditionsfor students with special needs in Slovenia in the past and today In the past: • Lack of legislation • No institutional support • Many barriers in built environment • No technical support • Small number of students with special needs

  3. Today: • Accepted legal basis for supporting student with special needs • Faculties provide various support and adjustments for disabled students • Buildings are more accessible • DifferentICT support is available • Increasing number of students with different types of disabilities

  4. Role of DSIS in changing the conditions for students with special needs • Beginnings with small steps • From student club to Association with legal status of disability organisation • Providing many services and support • Implementing leisure activities • Trying to improve employability of students with special needs

  5. Example of successful studentPolona Car • Partially sighted student • She studied in University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, study programme History and Pedagogy • Adjustments: extendedexamtime, oral instead writing exams, extra exam dates

  6. Difficulties she faced during study • Before the possibility of obtaining the status of students with special needs she hadto arrange everything individual with each professor • Not enough empathy and understanding from some professors • Most of exams at the end of studying year

  7. Working experiences during study • Worked as volunteer in Association of blind in Ljubljana • Tutoring for pupils in primary school • Involved in programmes for adult education • Coordinator the project Equal opportunities for blind students • EVS volunteer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, RNBI Institute

  8. Employment • After graduation she worked in primary school for 10 months • Special work experience for unemployed people at association DLAN • REGULAR EMPLOYMENT: Union of blind and partially sighted of Slovenia

  9. The Slovenian Association of Disabled Students Kardeljeva ploscad 5, Ljubljana info@dsis-drustvo.si www.dsis-drustvo.si