L. Pastierikova, M. Ruzicka

Palacky University Olomouc (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The Czech Republic, similar to other European (and non-European) countries, follows the trend of inclusive university education, the basic principle of which is an equal position of students with specific needs. Although the degree of accessibility of the university environment in the Czech Republic increases every year, we believe that universities still have reserves in terms of their attitude to students with special needs. The objective of the paper is to present the results of a research survey aimed at tertiary education of disabled persons in the Czech Republic. The research focused on the following two objectives: To map the level of inclusion at Palacký University in Olomouc from the perspective of students with specific needs, and to determine the level of and satisfaction with the services provided by the Centre for supporting students with specific needs at Palacký University in Olomouc. In the research survey we used a questionnaire of our own design. In sorting the items we preferred the logical perspective to the psychological perspective; regarding the purpose of the study we did not include control items or functional-psychological items. The conclusions of the research suggest that the proportion of students with specific needs increases every year, and therefore, there are greater demands for the provision of quality services. The objective of the paper was to describe and interpret these specific research-based requirements.