The information and counselling centre for studying and disabilities (IBS) is the national expert on the topic of "studying and disabilities". Information and counselling, lobby work and public relations – The IBS's work is comprehensive and varied.

The IBS has prepared extensive information on studying with a disability and chronic illness.

The "Studying and Disabilities Handbook" provides extensive information about preparing for studies through to starting work. It is available online and a printed copy can be ordered free of charge from studium-behinderung@studentenwerke.de.