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The Inclusive Higher Education Database consists of 47 examples and information about inclusive policies and practices in higher education institutions in Europe.

Use it together with the assessment, reflection and analysis tools (e.g. the Checklist, Canvas and SWOT-analysis template) in order to compare, reflect and analyze the challenges and opportunities identified in your institution or department.

Use it as a source of information and inspiration regarding good policies and practices of inclusive higher education, which may support you in drafting strategic goals for inclusion (using the Inclusive Higher Education Strategy Worksheet).

Access and browse the database or access and filter according to country or the challenges that your institution is facing with regard to inclusive policies, practices, or accessibility.

Keywords: Inclusive teaching and learning, Monitoring, Students support

This document describes a toolkit for assessing and supporting accessibility in higher education. The toolkit was developed within the frames of the OHO-hanke (2017-2019) which was funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and aimed at promoting study ability, wellbeing and participation in higher education institutions.

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Finland
Keywords: Inclusive teaching and learning

The Nordic Rebels is a Danish-Finnish movement aiming at transforming learning in the context of higher education by using design tools and methods to create course spaces that concretely and conceptually extend the Universal Design for Learning Principles. Flipped classroom, collaborative learning, Universal Design for Learning and learner centered design are used to include students in course design.

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Finland

The practices and ideas contained in this Guide are based on the general principles of social justice, human rights, equality and the principle of non-discrimination and they can prove to be beneficial to both the organization that implements them and to society as a whole.

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Cyprus
Keywords: Monitoring

This tool helps to draft or review policies while ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion principles. It is a mandatory requirement that an EIA form is completed and submitted with the policy to the relevant approval body in order for it to be approved.

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Ireland
Keywords: Students support, Students with disabilities

ÅAU strives to make education available to people with special needs by considering accessibility in the physical, social and psychological environment. Accessibility advisors, study advisors, psychologists etc. provide guidance and support. Individual arrangements are made such as extended exam time, alternative forms of examination, longer library loans, and the right to use and receive guidance regarding supporting technical equipment. In order to better support neurodiverse students, Åbo Akademi University piloted a mentoring programme during the academic year 2020-2021, based on a well-established model at many universities in Sweden. The programme provides neurodiverse students with a trained mentor to support them with their studies, based on their specific needs.

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Finland
Keywords: Communication, Students with disabilities

Riga Technical University Student service team has developed guidelines for the university’s staff members in order to help create supportive and accepting environments for students with disabilities and special needs. Guidelines are based on the United Nations convention for inclusive education and developed following best practices in HE institutions all over the world. Guidelines have five sections: people with physical disability, people with visual impairment, people with hearing disability, people with learning disability and people with autistic spectrum disability. Each section contains two parts on how to appropriately and not offensively communicate with these groups and how to adjust the study environment in order to learn the most effective way. Although the guidelines are developed for the university’s staff members, tips and general information which is included in the booklet could be useful for students as well. Information is explained in simple language, complemented with pictures and explanatory drawings.

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Latvia