Our topic: 'Barrier-sensitivity helps everyone''


Upcoming Events April 03, 2023 - Digital InForm Colloquium Inverted Classroom vs. Hybrid Online Teaching
  • Paper on a survey study conducted by STUDYasU and NORDAKADEMIE on hybrid teaching and inverted classroom
  • Workshop about individual experiences of the participants with  inverted classroom and hybrid online teaching
  • Collaboration activity on the transferability of the teaching concepts discussed to your own teaching
  • Registration
May 03, 2023 - Instagram Launch (Container Gothenburg)
  • Get-together with the STUDYasU team and presentation of STUBBS offers and support.
  • Instagram account launch celebration
STUBBS-Helpdesk: opening hours in spring term 2023

STUBBS-Helpdesk (GOT 001.1 & digital): opening hours

  • Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Out of opening hours, the STUBBS is often staffed – please check the door label and come in :-).

 STUBBS offers and support overview

The STUBBS offers and supports you with services for the design of digital barrier-sensitive materials

  • STUBBS-Helpdesk
    With the helpdesk, we collaborate with you, collect and provide ideas for barrier-sensitive digital teaching and plan tangible implementation measures.
  • FAQ
    A consecutive compilation of frequently asked questions.
  • Toolbox
    A consecutive compilation of tools for the preparation of barrier-sensitive materials, with descriptions, links and setcards.
  • Web collection
    A consecutive compilation of websites, with information on barrier-sensitivity
  • Qualification
  • Workshops in barrier-sensitivity
  • Moodle course: A self study course on barriere-sensitivity

Visit our website or us in our office (GOT001.1). Digital meetings via Webex (password: GOT001.1) are very welcome.

Barrier-sensitivity at the EUF

What are the Diverse Teaching and Learning Needs at the EUF?


From September to December 2022, we conducted a university-wide survey regarding the individual teaching/learning needs of lecturers and students. In addition to email and information on our STUDYasU posters, we promoted our survey in several lectures and seminars.

With over 900 responses, we have a very good database. The data analysis is in full swing, so that we will be able to present and discuss the results in the next few weeks.


Accessibility only helps affected people. 

This myth is not true. General accessibility helps everyone.

An understanding of accessibility that refers exclusively to people with impairments excludes other target groups that can also benefit from accessible designs. People with family responsibilities (caring for relatives, looking after a small child), for example, do not have been assessed with disability, but their living conditions can have a similar effect on (study) participation. Remember, that in specific situations, such as the noise of playing children, physical limits might hinder listening and concentration for teaching and learning. Further, temporal restrictions on fixed schedules (activities can only be carried out in certain time windows due to care) might affect the learning process. Moreover, a barrier-sensitive design takes different learning styles into account. For example, a video with subtitles (in the video and on handout) supports auditory preferences and visual or textual preferences for learning at the same time.

A consistent barrier-sensitive prearrangement of materials and media is capable of answering not only to permanent impairments, but also to temporary and situational restrictions that affect teaching and learning (cf. figure below). 



Panopto is a video recording and a video management software. It offers opportunities for diverse applications for creating videos, such as:

  • Screen recording (e.g. tutorials)
  • Post-processing of video recordings (editing, subtitles)
  • integration of quizzes and surveys into the video recording
  • Green and blue screen recordings

Panopto tags and captures videos automatically with just a few steps. This feature increases barrier-sensitivity. Not only people with hearing impairments benefit from subtitles. Subtitles help to improve comprehension in several situations.

On our website, we describe Panopto in short.

FabricaDigitalis offers an introduction to Panopto via a practice-workshop regularly.


This video uses the Universal Design of Learning (UDL) approach to introduce adaptations for  everyone. These principles can also be transferred and  applied to the design of teaching and learning concepts.

Granted by

StudyasU is granted by Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre (Grant Nr. FBM2020-EA-1050) (August 01, 2021 - July 31, 2024)