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Sport and recreation

Jerzy Sawicz

Jerzy Sawicz

cational support taking its fine, historic tradition into consideration, and facilitates access to culture for disabled persons. For three years we have been running the Dotknij kultury (To Touch Culture) project in partnership with the University Museum in the Collegium Maius Visiting the exhibition put on by students of design from the Pedagogical University of Cracow during the 2013 To Touch Culture event building. The scheme involves the successive creation of a se- able-bodied participants learn to organise ries of adaptations of the Museum’s most their contribution to the joint activities celebrated exhibits for disabled persons, without excluding any of their disabled particularly for blind people, which will colleagues and without imposing any bargive them the opportunity to enjoy the exhibition by touching copies or replicas of the various items. The visual arts are presented to them on the web by means of audiodescription. You can find the adaptations we have made to date on www. DotknijKultury.pl

Sport and recreation is another aspect of uni- Adaptation of Jacek Malczewski’s painting “He and She” for blind persons, versity life open to disa- made by Lech Kolasiński for the 2013 To Touch Culture event bled persons using our services. Every year jointly with the Uni- riers. We would like them all to learn this versity’s Sports Office we organise sports lesson at the Jagiellonian University and camps for both disabled and able-bodied take it into their future life. persons, in which there are no divisions separating the two groups. The events are Ireneusz Białek Disability Coordinator, Jagiellonian University arranged to let disabled participants join www.don.uj.edu.pl in anything they wish to take part in. The

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the Students’ Self-Governing Body, have gradually been joining our efforts, which has enhanced our potential to respond to suggestions coming from the academic community and expand the programme on a continuous basis. More details are available on our website www.KonstelacjaLwa.pl Successful educational support is possible if there is viable co-operation between the student requesting educational support, a member of the staff of the Disability Support Service, and the student’s academic tutor. If all three parties adopt an open attitude to the issue the effect may be astonishing and beneficial not only for the student, who will receive a satisfactory amount of support, but also for his/ her tutor, whose teaching experience and qualifications will be enhanced. The Disability Support Service is not in a position to perform the fundamental mission of the student’s tutor, that is to provide education, but it can provide all that is necessary to make the educational process a viable reality considering the constraints imposed by the specific type of disability. To prepare the University’s teaching staff for these tasks we have set up a portal at www.DAReLearning.eu, which provides a comprehensive set of materials relating to the education of students suffering from any disability. There is also an e-learning course compiled jointly by the University’s Disability Support Service and its e-Learning Centre. Some of the educational materials on the portal come from other European universities, such as the Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris; Charles University, Prague; and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The Jagiellonian University has designed its state-of-the-art offer of edu-

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