Type of resource:
Persons with disabilities
Since May 2019, there have been education and inclusion experts at the TUD. At the beginning, they were called education specialists, but they have changed their name. QuaBIS means "Qualification of Education and Inclusion Officers in Saxony" and is an acronym in German. In the QuaBIS project, people with experience of disability work from Monday to Friday. They do a kind of training at the TUD and learn how to combine their knowledge with topics that are important, for example, for teacher education. They learn and work at the same time. The project also exists in Leipzig. What is special about this project is that it is part of the university, where member parts of committees do research and design their own seminars. In this way, they influence knowledge and help the TUD to implement the requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Germany - Saxony
Level of education:
Digital tools involved:
Computer use, video conference use (e.g., zoom), use of digital formats for exchange e.g., Padlet
- Accessibility: providing and improving access of disabled persons according to UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Social skills
Level of implementation:
- Successful contribution to the implementation of UNCRPD: Quabis' aim is the implementation of Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
- Impact: The project should become a permanent practice of the university and remain an integral part of teaching. It received awards for diversity-sensitive teaching in 2021. Within the last year, the awards for diversity-sensitive teaching were conferred for the fourth time in a row. The award has been designed to honor lecturers and teaching concepts that address diversity, on one or several diversity dimensions (e.g., gender, inclusion, origin, family responsibilities, etc.) in line with TU Dresden’s Diversity Strategy 2030.
- Accessibility and inclusive education: Quabis provides advice and support for the further development of teaching and other existing forms of educational work.
Quabis. Retrieved June 16, 2022, from https://tu-dresden.de/gsw/forschung/projekte/weitere-forschungsprojekte-an-den-fakultaeten/quabis