Creating a Model of Special Educational Settings for Disabled Students in Higher Education



The authors present their experience of designing a model of special educational settings for students with visual impairments enrolled in bachelor’s programmes in Mathematical Support and Administration of Information Systems and Applied Computer Science. The authors discuss requirements for career guidance, application for university admission, academic and psychological support in students with visual impairments and review the system of employment assistance for graduate students with disabilities. The outcomes of the research indicate that project-based learning, active involvement in research and participation in finding solutions to relevant practical tasks promotes high quality training in disabled students.

General Information

Keywords: accessible environment, model of special educational settings, career guidance, academic support, psychological and social support, employment assistance

Journal rubric: Perspectives of Inclusive Education

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Rubtsov V.V., Vasina L.G., Kuravsky L.S., Sokolov V.V. Creating a Model of Special Educational Settings for Disabled Students in Higher Education. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2017. Vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 34–49. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2017220106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Vitaliy V. Rubtsov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, President, Head of the International UNESCO Chair «Cultural-Historical Psychology of Childhood», Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE), President of the Federation of Educational Psychologists of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Ludmila G. Vasina, Academic Specialist, Training and Practice Laboratory “Technical and Programme Training Tools for Students with Motor Impairments”, Department of Information Technologies, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Lev S. Kuravsky, Doctor of Engineering, professor, Dean of the Computer Science Faculty, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Vladimir V. Sokolov, Chief of education-production laboratory of technical tools and software for teaching blind and visually impaired students, faculty of information technologies, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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