Changes in the operation of Teiresias Centre

(Last update: May 25, 2020)

We would like to inform you about changes in the operation of Teiresias Centre. These changes, which follow the Rector’s emergency measure to coronavirus, are valid from 25 May 2020. Note that the situation may continue to change, we will notify you in such a case.


Operation of individual sections of the Teiresias Centre

  • The operation of the Studies Section is still limited – some study counsellors work from home, but now you can have a face-to-face consultation at the Teiresias Centre. However, you must agree on such a consultation in advance (you can use email, phone, Skype, Hangouts or another way). This is valid also for consultations with psychologists and psychotherapists.
  • The Teiresias Library, which provides digitalization of study materials for students who use assistive technology, is fully operational. Usual preparation and distribution of study materials is in the process. If you need other materials apart from those you have already agreed on please contact us as usually (via e-mail).
  • The operation of the Visual Communication Section is limited in a similar way to the Studies Section. However, a sign language interpreter and a speech-to-text transcriptionist are always present, so you can contact our section on-line. If you prefer face-to-face communication, make an appointment..
  • The Administration Section is fully operational, you do not have to make an appointment (although you are recommended to do so).
  • The Special ICT Section and Physical Accessibility Section are operational, but an appointment for a face-to-face meeting is needed.

 


Individual teaching in Teiresias Centre

Individual contact teaching organized by the Teiresias Centre is reinstated if the teacher agrees with the student that it cannot be replaced by a distance learning form. At the same time on-line and distance forms of learning can still be used.
 


Examinations

First of all, the methods of assessment of courses and studies can change, so now it is more important than ever to follow all news that you receive from teachers, from your department and from your faculty.

Let us remind you that you can still use modifications that you are entitled to have thanks to your specific needs (or individual study plan) in online classes or exams (both oral and written form). If you want to apply the modifications please let us know as soon as possible so that we have enough time to prepare them. Especially if you need adaptation of study materials it could happen that you would have to wait for a longer time.
 


Rules of using study rooms at the Teiresias Centre

 

In general

  • The rooms are available on work days following the opening hours of the building on Komenského  náměstí (6AM–8PM).
  • Under no circumstances there can be more than 15 people present in one study room. In study rooms with a lower capacity the number of people present is limited according to the number of permanent workplaces.

Information for the students:

  • Students must make a reservation in advance using the timetable
  • Before using the workplace it is necessary to use the disinfectant which will be in the study room and is also at the Studies Section of the Teiresias Centre and in the corridor (in front of the toilette, near the main entrance).
  • Report technical and operational difficulties to employees of the Special IT Section or the Studies Section.

Information for the teachers:

  • You need to make a reservation of the study room in the timetable for both regular individual teaching and consultations. If the teaching/consultation does not take place the reservation must be cancelled.
  • If you need technical assistance when teaching, send your request to ict@teiresias.muni.cz in advance.  
  • During the teaching you must respect the hygiene rules (wearing the face mask/protection shield, using the disinfectant on your hands, the desk and the keyboard). The disinfectant is available at the Studies Section of the Teiresias Centre and in the corridor in front of the toilette (near the main entrance). In the Studies Section you can also find the protective shields.
  • After the teaching you must put everything in the workplace into the original position (put the computers back, turn off the lights, and close the door of the study room).
  • Report technical and operational difficulties to employees of the Special IT Section or the Studies Section.

Electronic sources accessibility

On-line electronic sources administered by the Teiresias Centre (The University Library for Students with Special Needs) continue to be accessible in the standard way for registered users with special needs (e.g. for students with visual or mobility impairment). 

Visit https://it.muni.cz/knihovny-samostudium or Portal of electronic information resources to see the overview description of access to other digital information sources of Masaryk University.
 


Crisis intervention


For students under Teiresias Centre administration

  • Psychologists and psychotherapists (Skype and phone consultations)
  • Contacts: psychologove@teiresias.muni.cz or individually:
    • Mgr. Martin Murgaš – murgas@teiresias.muni.cz
    • Mgr. Iva Oulehlová – oulehlova@teiresias.muni.cz, phone number 773 752 738
    • Mgr. Tereza Rossmannová – rossmannova@teiresias.muni.cz
    • Mgr. Miroslav Zítko – zitko@teiresias.muni.cz, phone number 549 49 1117

For all students

 

Assistance


For students with mobility impairments

If you need personal assistance, contact colleagues from the Physical Accessibility Section

For students with visual impairments

If you urgently need personal assistance (e.g. somebody to accompany you on your errands) in Brno you can contact our spatial instructors coordinator (P. Červenka) or use the services of Tyflocentrum. If you need technological consultations you can use services of the Teiresias Centre Special ICT Section or regional workplaces of Tyflocentrum and Tyfloservis

For students with a chronic somatic disease 

If you need help with necessary errands that you are currently unable to manage yourselves you can contact volunteers from MU Crisis Operations Centre (https://munipomaha.cz).
 


Contact us

Contacts to individual employees of the Teiresias Centre are listed on our website in section Staff.