UdL assigned nearly 43,000 Euros to assisting students with disabilities in 2009, 30,000 of which will be provided by AGAUR
UdL plans to increase the adaptation of its institutional web page and its virtual campus to make them more accessible to people with disabilities. The project will be developed by the Information Systems and Communications Area and the research group Interaction Person-Computer (GRIHO) at the Polytechnic School. Help for people with special needs and an improvement of technical equipment have also been considered: among the latter it is worth highlighting the purchase of a portable scanning system for people with visual disabilities. The resulting image allows adapting the size of letters, the colours, the speed of online reading and the voice to the needs of the user. This equipment is recommended by ONCE for people with moderate to severe visual impairment.
It is worth mentioning that UdL started a personalised information and assistance programme for students with special educational needs, specially addressed to secondary school students who want to enter UdL next academic year. This tool and the rest of available resources depend on the UdL area University for Everyone / Universitat per a Tothom.