Support Services for Students with Special Needs

Following its guiding principles on equal opportunities, the EdUHK strives to develop a barrier-free learning environment to students with special needs. With the concerted efforts of the Registry, Academic Faculties and Departments, the Library, the Estate Office, the Student Affairs Office and other supporting units, the EdUHK is committed to providing care and support to students with special needs in order to enhance their participation in the academic activities and campus life of the university.

 

“Special Needs” is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Potential types of Special Needs include but are not limited to:

  Hearing impairment
  Visual impairment
  Physical disability (e.g. wheelchair user)
  Speech impairment
  Chronic illness
  Mental illness (e.g. mood disorder, psychosis)
  Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  Specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia)

 

 

Support Services may include academic accommodations, special examination arrangements, modified campus facilities, counselling and career services and bursaries and scholarships.

 

Instructions to Students:

  Disclose your special need to the Registry during your admission or call 29486245 when in need.
  Attend an interview with SAO staff that allows staff to understand your specific need. (Please bring along documentation from recognized professionals on your special needs).
  SAO staff will liaise with the offices/supporting units on the support services requested.
  If you need academic support, a designated representative from your department or faculty will discuss with you the type of support required.

 

 

For information and assistance, please visit our website https://www.eduhk.hk/sao/?p=133 , call 2948 6245 or email saocs@eduhk.hk .