By adopting the action plan "Inclusive Berufsakademie Sachsen", which is based on the UN Disability Rights Convention and the state action plan, Berufsakademie Sachsen initiated a process that aims to enable persons with different disabilities and chronic diseases to successfully study and work at Berufsakademie Sachsen.
The action plan includes the following fields:
Action field 1: Barrier-free access to buildings
This action field deals with the barrier-free access to buildings and function rooms, the orientation in the surroundings and buildings as well as barrier-free acoustic and visual conditions. This equally includes structural requirements and barrier-free mobility (e.g. travelling to the study location).
Action field 2: Barrier-free communication
In this regard, Berufsakademie Sachsen strives for a comprehensive barrier-free design of online forms, (online) documents, (online) teaching materials and contents in the areas of public relations work, administration, internal and external communication and teaching. Berufsakademie Sachsen aims to structure the above areas in a way that allows disabled persons to use them directly without further aid or access them by using various personalized tools. This particularly includes the clear structure, navigation and description of website illustrations as well as a barrier-free legibility assisted by aids.
Action field 3: Equal opportunities in learning and teaching
This field of our action plan deals with the feasibility of the degree programs at Berufsakademie Sachsen. In particular students with disabilities, chronic diseases or other health impairments are dependent more than anybody else on the availability of literature and teaching materials in order to prepare or follow up on seminars and examinations. Digitalization and e-learning are important supporting tools in this regard. Moreover, a flexibilization of curricula and examination types can facilitate equal opportunities for all students since students with disabilities and chronic diseases often have to devote disproportionately much time for the organization of their studies and everyday life. This requires intensive coordination with practice partners in our cooperative degree programs.
Action field 4: Equal opportunities for members of staff
The action plan „Inclusive Berufsakademie Sachsen“ does not only address students but also includes members of staff, who likewise benefit from barrier-free communication and access to buildings. Apart from meeting legal requirements, equal opportunities for staff members mainly involve aspects like representation of interests, equality and health as well as equal opportunities in recruitment processes.
Action field 5: Information and counseling
Sufficient information and counseling for students with disabilities and chronic diseases are particularly important with regard to the choice of degree programs, the studies themselves and academic success. Berufsakademie Sachsen therefore aims to improve the visibility and accessibility of existing information and counseling services. Furthermore, we strive to continuously support those in charge of providing information and counseling services and sensitize students, staff members and practice partners in order to raise the awareness for the concerns of persons with disabilities and chronic diseases.