Overview

Sunway University welcomes students with special needs. A range of services for students with different types of disabilities or support needs is available.

Mobility made easy

We have wheelchairs and crutches for students to use. Ramps are made available on the main walkways. Lifts are installed on all floors, and car parking spaces for individuals with a disability are available at the main entrances.

Dedicated parking space

The University reserves ample parking space for people with disability which can also be used by their caregivers if they choose to bring any. Staff and students who have disabilities are able to park at designated parking lots that are close to the campus entrance. Expecting females are also given priority parking.


Making library resources accessible to people with disabilities

Besides physical infrastructure, the University also supports students with disabilities as follows:

  • Extra time given for examinations
 
  • Extension of loan period from the library
  • Use of word processor during examinations
 
  • A reader to read questions during examinations
  • Use of larger font size on exam papers
 
  • Text-to-speech device
  • And more...

Assistive equipment and braille

Technologies are helping blind people improve learning and their quality of life. Various types of assistive equipment and braille materials are available at Sunway University for staff and students who are visually impaired.


Washrooms for people with disabilities

The washrooms are specially designed to better accommodate people with physical disabilities or with reduced mobility. For example, the higher toilet bowl, makes it easier for people with reduced mobility to hang on and subsequently stand up. 

Facilitating the process for students

It would be helpful that students come forward and provide information about any disability or health condition at the application stage so that the University could ensure everything is in place and that the students will have the best and the most conducive environment to focus on their studies and have a quality campus lifestyle.


Besides physical infrastructure, the University also supports students with disabilities as follows:

  • Supports students in making the transition to University
  • Liaises with the school or department about any impact that student’s condition has on the study element of the course.
  • Gives recommendations and referrals of a student for adjustments to examinations and assessments
  • Offers information, advice, guidance, and practical support in areas of disabilities to students, parents, schools, and other relevant stakeholders.

Common disabilities and medical conditions include:

  • A specific learning disability such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia etc.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • A long-term illness or health condition
  • A physical impairment or mobility issues
  • Deaf or a serious hearing impairment
  • Blind or a serious visual impairment uncorrected by glasses
  • Speech and language impairment

 

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