Student

Accessibility and facilities

Södertörn University's premises are generally easily accessible.

Södertörn university's ICT suites

All ICT suites have an adjustable desk, so that you can use it sitting or standing. All student computers have spelling software, "Stava Rätt", which is easy to use and helps you spell Swedish correctly. There is also an ICT suite in the library, UB518, which has spelling software, speech synthesis and scanners.

UB 523 - a computer room in the library

You will find UB 523 in the library, it is a small computer room, facilitated with some programmes for spelling - both in Swedish and in English, program for mind mapping, enhancement scanner, and a reading - tv that can be very useful if you have a sight impairment. Should you be interested in using this computer room, please contact the coordinator for disabled students, funka@sh.se

Doors and thresholds

Most of the doors in the buildings have automatic door openers, you will find a button on the side of the door, press it to open. Thresholds are not so common in the Moa and library buildings, but exist in the F- building.

Toilets

All public levels in Moa, library, Primus and F-building have accessible toilets, with room for wheel chair.

Lecture halls - tables and chairs

All lecture halls with room for 80, 120 and 160 persons are equipped with extra chairs that can be regulated. There are also mobile tables for persons with wheel chair.

Hearing loops

All lecture halls with room for 80, 120 and 160 persons are equipped with hearing loops. Should you need a hearing loop for a smaller room, contact the coordinator for disabled students, funka@sh.se to borrow one.

Parking

There are two parking spots for disabled visitors and they are located outside the entrance of Alfred Nobels allé 5. Also, you will find two parking spots for disabled visitors outside the Primus building. If these pakring spots are occupied, you can park on the other parking spots that belong to the campus area without paying a parking fee. You will need to put your Disability Parking Permit in your car window in order for this to work.

Relaxation room

There are two rooms equipped with day beds and a bathroom, where students can rest. One in MA 415 (equipped with a shower and large toilet room), and also there is a room in the library, at the entrance level. Ask any of the staff at the information desk for help to open the room. Switching on the red light outside the door to the relaxation room tells others the room is occupied.

In case of fire

The elevators may not be used in case of a fire. If you are in a wheelchair, try to get to the closest stairwell that is not filled with smoke. The university buildings are divided into fire cells, which means that thick walls and security fire doors prevent the fire from spreading within the building. All stairwells are fire cells. It is safe to wait for help in a fire cell that is not directly affected by the fire.

Accessibility in the Library

Entry and parking

The library’s main entrance can be accessed from the main square (Blickatorget). The address is Alfred Nobels allé 11. The entrance is two doorways and passageways, fitted with automatic door openers. Doorway width: Entrance, the inner and outer doorways are 90 cm wide. Through the main entrance you enter the 5th floor.

It is also possible to access the library via the lift, having entered through the entrance beside Allé Elva (floor 4). Remember, however, that this entrance has different opening times than the rest of Södertörn university. The university’s buildings are connected so access to the library is possible from anywhere inside the university.

There are two parking spaces for persons with disabilities outside the entrance to Alfred Nobels allé 5. There are two further parking spaces outside the entrance to the building Primus (floor 1). If the parking spaces for persons with disabilities are occupied, you are allowed to park free of charge in any other parking space belonging to the university. This is only the case if you have "Disability Parking Permit" (The Swedish Transport Agency).

Mobility service address

Mobility service and taxis are directed to the library’s main entrance, Alfred Nobels allé 11.

In the Library

Lifts, furniture and floors

The lifts in the library give you access to all floors.

Lift capacity: The two lifts in the library are 230 cm deep and 100 cm wide. The lift between floor 4 and 5, which takes you up to outside the main entrance of the library is 150 cm deep and 100 cm wide.

The library information desk is located on the right side when you enter from the main entrance (5th floor). The library information desk and catalogue-search computers can be raised and lowered.

Doors and thresholds

Some of the doors in the library are fitted with automatic door openers, but not all. There are very few thresholds or doorsteps in the library.

Toilets

Toilets are on floor 5, 6 and 7 in the library. On floor 5 there is an accessible toilet, which is adapted for use by persons with disabilities. The toilet rooms are spacious, equipped with retractable armrests and changing tables. Please ask at the information desk if you cannot find them.

Hearing loops

Room UB 425 in the library is equipped with a hearing loop. The library’s smaller rooms and group rooms are not equipped with hearing loops. If you have any questions about a particular room, you are welcome to contact us. Hearing loops are available in all of the university’s lecture halls for 80, 120 and 160 persons. Portable hearing loops are available to borrow if they are required in smaller seminar rooms or group rooms. If you are a student at Södertörn University, send an email to funka@sh.se. If you are a student at the Red Cross University College (RKH), you can contact the student advisor for more information, email: studievagledning@rkh.se.

Relaxation room

The relaxation room in the library is on floor 5 behind the day-loans room. Ask any of the staff at the information desk for help to open the room. Switching on the red light outside the door to the relaxation room tells others the room is occupied.

Allergies

The plants in the library and around the university campus have been approved by the asthma and allergy association. Toiletries in all visitor and staff toilet room are perfume and colour free.

Animals

Pets are not permitted in the library, but guide dogs are.

The Resource room, separate computer room and computers with extra programmes

The library’s resource room, UB523, is on floor 5. This room is for library users with impairments who need digital tools to help them with their studies. The resource room is for those needing privacy and desks that can be raised and lowered to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters. In the resource room you will find two computers equipped with extra programmes as well as a text-enlargement television for users with vision impairment. If you are a student at Södertörn University, send an email to likavillkor@sh.se for help in accessing this room. Are you a student at the Red Cross University College (RKH) and want to get in the resource room, please contact Reading and writing assistanceexternal link.

Read more about Information for students with disabilitiesexternal link.

Reading and writing assistance

Are you a student at Södertörn University or The Swedish Red Cross University College with a disability that affects your studies? Contact the Accessible Media serviceexternal link, who will help you find and acquire modified books.

Do you experience shortcomings in accessibility?

Should you come across any unaccessible facilities, please let us know. You can always contact the coordinator for disabled students on this mail address: funka@sh.se and we will help you.

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25-02-2019