- University Administration and Services
- Public Adminstration
Registered Societies, Foundations and Interest Groups
- Blind and Partially Sighted
- Bowel Disorders and Metabolic Disorders
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
- EBD and Mononucleosis / Glandular Fever
- For Women
- Lymphatic System
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychosomatic
- Interesting Links
University Administration and Services
Some student dorms have fully accessible rooms and apartments equipped with fully accessible bathroom, kitchen and furniture. For detailed information please contact the "Studierendenwerk" as they manage the dorms and allocate the apartments.
Contact: Abteilung Studentisches Wohnen des Studierendenwerks MainzAddress: Staudingerweg 21, Studentenhaus, Eingang C
Telephone: +49 613139-24904
Federal Representative for the Interests of People with Disabilities (german)
Information in English
Servicenumber: 030 - 221 911 006
Federal Labour Court
Telephone: 0361 2636-0
Fax: 0361 2636-2000
Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Issues
Telephone: 03018 527-0
Telefax: 03018 527-1830
German Pension Insurance
Free Servicenumber 0800 1000 4800
Service for integration by the Registered Society for Integration and Participation in Life e.V. (german)
Job-finding-assistance, extra-occupational service and assistance with the transition from school to workplace
You can find the specific contacts for Alzey, Bad Kreuznach, Idar-Oberstein, Mainz and Worms here:
Service for Integration - extra-occupational office
Contact person is Frau Evelyn Reuße-Weber
Service for Occupational Work and Integration by the Evangelischen Heimstiftung Pfalz (german)
Service for Occupational Work and Integration (Integrationsfachdienst)
Consultancy and assistance on the subject of disability and vocation
Telefon: 0621 / 51 00 11
Telefax: 0621 / 621676
Registered Societies, Foundations and Interest Groups
Driver's License for People with physical impairments
On the Website of TÜV-Süd (german) you can find a lot of useful information on how to attain a driver's license, the driver's exam and converting vehicles.
On the information site MPU you can find everything you need to know about attaining a driver's license with a neurological disease (site only in german).
At MyHandicap you can find information and chatrooms on drivers' licenses and possibilities on how to convert vehicles.
Financial Aid to buy and convert vehicles
Especially in rural regions having a driver’s license, owning a vehicle and converting this vehicle to suit ones individual needs may be necessary to having a work life or being able to study. You can apply for financial aid at different institutions (Berufsgenossenschaft, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of State Welfare and Department of Social Services). On the sites of Rehadat.de and Autoanpassung.de (german) you can find extensive information on these topics.
Transportation for disabled and sick people
A lot of local authorities (mostly social services) offer transportation for people with disabilities and ambulance service. Because these offers and agreements to cover costs vary regionally, please ask your local authorities.
Apart from that local providers and Taxi companies offer vehicles for wheelchairs. Please ask providers directly as they don't always advertise this fact.
The costs of an ambulance service may partially be covered by your health insurance. Please ask your insurance for more detail.
Life, Leisure and Travel
On the Internetseite der Stadt Mainz you can find extensive information and links on accessibility in Mainz and the region, as well as tips for trips and outings in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz and Hessen.
Addiction and Self-Help-Forum (german)
Blind and Partially Sighted
Bowel Disorders and Metabolic Disorders
Cancer Center Unimedizin Mainz - here you will find a list of contacts, information and self-help-groups for all the different types of cancer. (german)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
Institute for Dyslexia Therapy (german)
EBD and Mononucleosis / Glandular Fever
Information by ENT-specialists (german)
Independent Patient Advisory Services (german, russian, turkish)
Center for Epilepsy Mainz (german)
German Society for Epileptology (german)
German Fatigue Society (german)
German Society for Senology (german)
Women's Self-Help-Group after Cancer (german)
German Leukemia and Lymphoma Aid (german)
Regional Branch of the German Federal Multiple Sclerosis Association RLP e. V. and a list of affiliated regional Self-Help-Groups.
Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychosomatic
As the "umbrella organization" Psychiatry-Net (german) offers extensive information on psychiatric illnesses and treatment possibilities and further links to separate organizations like the German Association for Social Psychiatry e.V. (german), The Federal Association of Families of People with Mental Illness, the Umbrella Association Communal Psychiatry e.V. (german) and the Psychiatry-Publishing-House (german).
Friends for Life (german)
National Suicide Prevention Program (german)
Patient Protection Association e.V. (german) supports patients suffering from malpractise
The Federal Association "Self-Help" (german) supports people seeking to establish a self-help-organization and is politically active for the rights of people with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses
The Advisory-Service-Net (german) offers links, chats and contacts to advice and info centres for all manner of topics.
KISS - Mainz (german) (Contact- und Information Center for Self-Help by the "Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverbandes - Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland" e.V.)
Self-Help-Groups in Mainz (german)
Sozialverband VdK Rheinland-Pfalz (german) is a social community for social equality and against cuts to social services
Aktion Mensch (a charitable lottery / german)
anhaltspunkte.de (information on social and handicapped law / german)
BM-Online (People with handicaps on the internet / german)
Wheelmap (Map of accessible places in Germany)
Journal for people with disability (german)
Gateway (accessible multimedia information and communication platform for blind, visually impaired, deaf and hearing-impaired students and academics)
SPIEGEL ONLINE (Survey by the Studierendenwerk on studying with a handicap / german)
MyHandicap (The meeting place for people with disabilities and chronic illness)