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Dear Student,

Welcome to Işık University. I would like to inform you about our newly established department. The Council of Higher Education has issued Regulation No. 26204 – "Regulation on Higher Education Institutions – Disabled Counseling and Coordination" – which entered into force after being published in the Official Gazette on June 20, 2006. Like other universities, according to clause 8 of the Regulation, Işık University established a Disabled Students Department on 11.05.2009. This department, which was established according to the letters of the Council of Higher Education, No. 4471, dated 09.14.2009, Ass. Prof. Dr. Ödül Celep; Ass. Prof. Dr. Meltem Türköz; Lecturer Aslı Saraçoğlu; Chairman of the Department of Health, Gökmen Ertem; Sports and Cultural Affairs Coordinator.

The aim of the Işık University Disabled Students Department is to minimize the difficulties our disabled students may face because of their disabilities during their studies and in campus life and dormitory life in our university as well as provide cooperation between the relevant sides in accommodating disabilities. The department set a goal for itself to create equal access opportunities and support for disabled students, teaching staff and personnel and strives to increase awareness about disability at the university. If any health problem (visible or invisible) limits the academic or social life of a student at Işık University, that student is disabled. The disabled groups we may encounter are the following:

  • Visually Disabled
  • Physical Disability
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psychiatric / Psychological Problems
  • Speech and Language Problems
  • Hearing Impaired and Deafness
  • Traumatic Brain Damages
  • Other Disabled groups (such as chronic diseases)

Informing the Disabled Students Department about a disability is a student's decision. Support will be given by the Disabled Students Department only by the request of disabled students.

Creating a university environment which will include disabled individuals and everyone without restrictions requires the participation of every individual around us. We would be pleased to see you, our students, involved in the activities of the Disabled Students Department, regardless of whether you have disabilities.

I wish you success in your educational life.

Prof. Dr. Murat Ferman
Vice Rector

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