Current developments
Textaid, courses, GathEURing

Current developments

In the context of the outcomes of the National Student Survey of the past years, the Erasmus University is working hard to improve its services to students with a functional impairment. The UN declaration on the rights of persons with disabilities, which has recently been ratified by the Dutch government, offers new tools and insights for the Erasmus University to improve its services to students with a functional impairment.

Some of the projects we are currently working on are highlighted on this page. Do you have questions or remarks? Please send them to


The software Kurzweil has been replaced by Textaid in 2017. Textaid is a program especially designed for people with dyslexia. It is a helpful tool to read read texts and highlight important parts. Due to the cloud from which it works, it has some benefits over Kurzweil. For a short introduction video, please click here.

Using Textaid at home

One of the benefits of the Cloud is that TextAid offers the possibility of being used at home. With a home account, you can use TextAid to help you with reading long articles. You can request a home account by sending an email to

Workshops and support

The student support team offers several workshops and trainings for students with a functional impairment which can help them to improve their study success. Currently we are looking into the possibilities of expanding the scope of these workshops and the support we can offer. For example by setting up a training for students with autism or using a buddy system.


This academic year, the student platform GathEURing is actively recruiting students with a functional impairment who would like to think along with us. Would you also like to give your input? Send an email with a short motivation to and we will get back to you.

Keep track of this page for more news about studying with a functional impairment at the Erasmus University.