Equal opportunities

Equal opportunities

University's Disability Center

University's Disability Center HU
The University's Disability Center is responsible to provide direct and indirect services to any ELTE citizens, including the international students and staff.

The aim of the center is to ensure equal opportunity, accessibility and offer support to domestic and international students/teachers and staff across the University who have disability or chronical illness which impacts upon their ability to participate fully in university life.

According to the Hungarian Higher Education Act (2011) disability covers persons with:

  • visual impairment (blindness, low vision, partial sight)
  • hearing impairment (deafness, hard of hearing, cochlea implant)
  • physical disability
  • specific learning difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD)
  • speech impairment or language disorders
  • Autism-spectrum disorder

Any special needs have to be certified with an official document translated into English. Any international students with a disability should register via faculty disability coordinator. A Recommended Reasonable Adjustments (RRA) report will be written by the university disability coordinator detailing your disability, its effects upon your academic performance and recommended support.

The university is committed to supporting students with disabilities and follows the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. The regulations have been outlined in key policy documents of the University.

Student Support and Reasonable Adaptation

  • The buildings of 6 faculties are barrier free:

    • Bárczi Faculty of Special Education

    • Faculty of Humanities

    • Faculty of  Informatics

    • Faculty of  Psychology and Education

    • Faculty of  Social Sciences

    • Faculty of Sciences

  • The building of the Faculty of Law is semi-accessible which means that there are split levels without elevator stops.

  • The building of the Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education is not accessible.

  • Faculty libraries have working stations for students with visual impairment.

  • Two labs with assistive technology (CCTV, JAWS, Magic, Track ball, Scanner, PC’s,  adjustable and bendable table with low vision lamp, Braille printer and Braille output, Poet Compact, dictionaries and language books on CDs)

  • Special equipment can be rented ( digital recorder, lap-top with JAWS, video magnifier, telescope, Radio hearing system)

  • Oral exam can be changed to written one and visa versa

  • Extra time granted during the exams (30% more)

  • Permission, if required, to record lectures, tutorials or seminars, having first obtained permission from the lecturer to do so