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Accessibility information about the city of Ghent
- A document that proves your disability, e.g. a diagnostic report, a note from your doctor with a diagnosis,...
- or a document from your home university that shows your disability status
Adjustments can be made available for students under certain conditions, based on a needs assessment upon arrival at the University.
Please contact Ruth Cnockaert to discuss possibilities in detail: [email protected]
contact Ruth Cnockaert at [email protected]
- An appointment with someone from the disability office and/or someone from the faculty
- Possibility to take a look at the city and at the campuses you're classes will be held
See https://www.ugent.be/student/en/study-support/medical (for medical support)
or https://www.ugent.be/student/en/study-support/feelinggood (for psychological support)
Accessible rooms in Home Vermeylen and Home Bertha Devriese. In both residences, ADL-support is possible (help with cooking, groceries, laundry, packing backpack etc.) but has to be arranged for BEFORE arrival.
Please contact Ruth Cnockaert for more details at [email protected]
Ghent University doesn't have one central campus. Campuses are spread over the city. There is a bus and tram network, but not all campuses are easily reachable by public transport. Trams and buses should be accessible, but if you're a wheelchair user, you would need a hand from someone to enter bus or tram.
Because of this, Ghent University works together with a taxi company for education-related mobility for students with mobility issues. This is possible for students in a manual wheelchair (not an electrical wheelchair, these are regular cars), students with a chronic disease with an impact on mobility or student with a visual disability. You pay 2€/each drive. You should be able to make use of a taxi by yourself if you want to make use of this arrangement.