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Recommendations for barrier-free, digital teaching

In order to support the lecturers during the Covid-19 pandemic, we created recommendations for a barrier-free, digital teaching. Online teaching enables a high degree of accessibility, especially when asynchronous teaching formats are used. However, there are a few things to consider to ensure access for all students. The recommendations for barrier-free teaching can be downloaded from the following link:

Digital seminar series during the corona isolation

workplace in home-office

Unusual times require unusual measures, many of us had to change our everyday work massively. To strengthen personal resources and reduce psychological stress, the Diversity Unit offers you some exciting Online-seminars in cooperation with URgesund, the family-friendly university and the inclusive university:

Online-course for the creation of accessible teaching materials

In this course, you'll learn how to check documents of the Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF) for accessibility and create your own accessible files. Why should you learn this?

It is true that most students can capture, edit and store all acoustic, written and visual information. But for students with disabilities and/or chronic diseases, there are massive problems in everyday studies, because the information and communication processes in courses are usually not accessible. Visually impaired students have limitations in collecting written or pictorial teaching information and hearing impaired students when collecting acoustic information, to name but two examples

Therefore, the provision of accessible teaching and learning materials for disabled students is a prerequisite for successful learning!

So it's best to get started today! Clicking on the graphic takes you to the Ilias learning platform. Then go to the folder Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Inklusive Hochschule - Have fun and success!


Making teaching accessible

Guidelines for teachers at institutes of higher education in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Cover of the guide for barrier-free teaching: lecture hall
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The guide gives you tips on how to make courses or lectures barrier-free and how to take the individual needs of students with disabilities into account. For ensuring barrier-free teaching and didactics, enormous changes are rarely necessary. Many things are already part of "good teaching" and benefit all students.


The guide ...

... provides information on various forms of impairment and their effects on studying, 

... offers support for a barrier-free design of your courses and materials,

... presents consulting and support services offered by the universities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

You can download the guide here or pick it up as a print edition in the area of diversity and equality of the Diversity Staff Unit in the main building of the university. We will be happy to send you copies by post. You can send requests to