Assessment Requirements of Disabled Students in Higher Education

Inguna Griskevica, Dace Stiegele (Coresponding Author), Dina Bethere, Ines Kozun, Matjaz Debevec, Ioannis Gialelis, Andreas Papalambrou, Eva Papadopoulos

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According to research data, students with special needs face higher academic, psychological and social problems in higher education. Research shows that European countries have different understandings of what constitutes a disability and what is needed to include students with special needs in higher education. The Erasmus + partnership project “Smart Solutions for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education” aims to develop integrated digital assistive technology services for higher education processes. Within the framework of the first stage of the project, the project partners have developed a tool for assessing the requirements of students with special needs for higher education. The article aims to reflect the process of developing an assessment tool and to describe the guidelines for developing the tool, which was determined by a theoretical analysis of selected data sources, inclusion and education policy documents using induction, deduction, and comparison methods. The evaluation tool developed was used to collect data for the identification of the needs of students for inclusive education. The comparative data from Latvia, Slovenia, Greece and Cyprus about the requirements of students in higher education are analyzed and presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 18th International Conference, ICCHP-AAATE 2022, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication 18th International Conference, ICCHP-AAATE 2022, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsKlaus Miesenberger, Georgios Kouroupetroglou, Katerina Mavrou, Roberto Manduchi, Mario Covarrubias Rodriguez, Petr Penáz
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-08645-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-08644-1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology, and Accessibility, ICCHP-AAATE 2022 - Polimi Lecco, Italy
Duration: 11 Jul 202215 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13342 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceJoint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology, and Accessibility, ICCHP-AAATE 2022
Abbreviated titleICCHP-AAATE 2022
CityPolimi Lecco
Internet address


  • Assistive technologies
  • Higher education
  • Inclusive education
  • Special needs
  • Students
  • Technical aids

Field of Science*

  • 5.3 Educational sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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