|Bollard hats for more safety on sidewalks|
The SZS participates in the campaign for the Low Vision Day 2021. Bollards are difficult to recognize and people with visual impairments can easily injure themselves. In this campaing they are made visible by a red and white striped cap. On June 07, starting at 10:30 a.m., it will take place on the KIT campus.
|My profile - a completely different job application training. The seminar for people with visual impairments|
Online compact seminar on 21/22 January and 28/29 January 2022
Registration deadline: 03.01.2022
|Virtual Orientation Unit 2021|
|KIT-MINTernship inclusive: new offer for KIT students. See Website and Blog|
|Donation for working environment with Virtual Reality|
Cognex supports the development of a work environment for people with visual impairments with a generous donation. This requires Virtual Reality (VR) glasses and a laptop.
|SZS at ICCHP|
The SZS participates in this year's ICCHP with four articles on the development of a Braille scanner, an eye-tracking based magnification program and two articles on the AccessibleMaps project.more
|Assistive Technology - Latest Developments|
The radio transmission of Deutschlandfunk presents latest developments and research: Radio Artikel "Hilfen für Blinde - Draht in eine dunkle Welt" (in German only)Link_more
|Inclusion in the sky|
Gerhard Jaworek, employee at the SZS, member of the German Astronomical Society (DAG), who wrote the book "Blind zu den Sternen - Mein Weg als Astronom" will give a keynote speech on 22nd August about "Inclusion in the Sky" during the Congress of the International Astronomical Union in Vienna. During the subsequent fair, he will present 3D models and tactile material printed at the SZS.
|Donation for Mobile Braille Display|
Thanks to a donation, students can borrow a mobile braille display in urgent cases such as short-term loss of their own aids. The SZS would like to thank Cognex for their generous donation.
|Projektstart Accessible Maps|
Im 2019 begonnenen Accessible Maps Projekt entwickeln das SZS und die TU Dresden neue Ansätze zur Verbesserung der Mobilität von Menschen mit Beeinträchtigung. Zugängliche Gebäudekarten werden erstellt, die Informationen zur Barrierefreiheit bereit stellen.
|CANCELLED: Orientation Unit 2020|
|Mein Profil - Employment application course 2020|
The SZS offers an Employment application cource for people with visual impairments "mein Profil - ein ganz anderes Bewerbungstraining".
|Podcasts focusing on Mobility and Visual Impairment|
The podcasts offer different views on mobility in daily life and curtent research.
|Inclusive tactile map for the Karlsruhe Zoo|
The SZS developed a tactile map for the Zoo Karlsruhe together with the Rotary Club Karlsruhe who initiated and sponsored the project. The Baden Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired took part in the tests.
|Inclusion running 2018|
The Karlsruhe inclusion running as part of the Baden-Marathon started with participation of the SZS. Reports
|Learning takes place|
An exhibition about Learning Takes Place will be presented at the ZKM from 9.11.-2.12.. The exhibition aims at giving ideas on how learning and learning spaces should be designed. The SZS shows various exhibits of how students with visual impairments study at KIT.
|SZS enrolled in map of inclusion|
The SZS gets involved with inclusion. Take a view at the the map of map of inclusion presented on the website of the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons.
|"Blind zu den Sternen - Mein Weg als Astronom"|
The author of this book, Gerhard Jaworek, SZS-employee, describes the discovery of his hobby astronomy and how he experiences it in an inclusive way, beeing a blind person. Congratulations! The book is now available. Blurb (German only)
|SZS at ICCHP July 2018|
The SZS is presenting six papers about accessibility at the International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) in Linz. Program
|30 years SZS|
Mid October the SZS celebrated the 30-years birthday. The program presented former and present development and also future visions of the SZS. Report (in German only)
|Campus-Guidance-system for the blind|
The first step is done.....Paulcke-Platz and crossing the road (Engesserstrasse) towards AKK is now much safer than before due to the installation of a guidance system for the blind on the ground.
|German Thesis Award 2016|
Dr. Elisabeth Wilhelm received the German Thesis Award 2016 for her thesis about "Development of a Microfluidic Braille Display" in Berlin on 8th November. During her thesis, she worked closely together with the SZS. Congratulations on the award! Information
|Donation Video Magnifier|
The SZS recieved a donation from Cognex a company from Karlsruhe to buy a modern desktop video magnifier. On behalve of the students, the SZS certainly appreciates Cognex's generous donation.
|Mein Profil - Employment application course 2018|
The SZS offers an Employment application cource for people with visual impairments "mein Profil - ein ganz anderes Bewerbungstraining" an.
|Students Press about studying with disabilities at KIT|
Student Review "Schärfer Bitte!" stress on topic of studying without barriers at KIT. Read articles (PDF barrierefree - German only)
|Inauguration Accessibility Lab|