Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Page: 134 (abstract only)
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
The Spanish law 4/2007 to amend the University Constitutional Law recognizes equal opportunities and non discrimination for any reason, including disability, admission to university, stay in university, and academic performance of his or her rights.

The University Student Statute 2011 explicits equal opportunities and the regulation to ensure the active participation of students with disabilities in various dimensions of university life. In particular, it states that each university will promote the creation of a Service for Students with disabilities.
In this regard, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is developing an Action Plan to Tutor Students with Disabilities. The "Action Plan to Tutor Students with Disabilities" project (funded by the Ministry of Education, 2011, with reference AZ510131) is under the Project Development and Oriented Actions to Improve Comprehensive Care and Employability for University Students call.

The objective of the Action Plan to Tutor Students with Disabilities is to define a practical guide in which actions as well as agents are defined. This program should include all procedures to be carried out, an implementation strategy and evaluation program. As a prelude to the design of the program we have identified what actions are being carried out in other Spanish and European universities that could be used as a reference for the proposal we are developing.
In our paper we are presenting the results of an analysis of the actions that are being carried out in 40 Spanish universities and 12 European universities in order to tutor students with disabilities. For the analysis, we have divided the tutorial into four key components: promotion, acceptance, retention during the studies, graduation and transition to the labor market. The analysis shows that most of the tutorial actions carried out take place during the stay of students with disabilities in college, and specifically in regard to accessibility of the teaching-learning materials and the assessment system.
Tutorship, disability, tutorship action plan, tutoring students with disabilities.