Facilities for special needs students

Office of disabled students and SLD Services

Assisted by faculty representatives and a vast network of collaborators and volunteers, the Office of Disabled Student Services works towards removing the cultural, physical and psychological barriers that can prevent disabled students from participating fully in university life.
The office aims to integrate all students with disabilities and improve local awareness of disability. It also involves disabled students in voluntary activities and tutoring for other disabled students.

The Office of Disabled Student Services provides
  • an interpretation service for the deaf;
  • technical equipment and specific learning aids;
  • a transport or accompanying service with a specially equipped minibus;
  • help with planning and enacting a targeted initial approach to the world of work;
  • education and training for academic staff, non-academic personnel and students, to improve the integration of disabled students;
  • Support for Specific Learning Disabilities SLD.
The Office of Disabled Student Services also:
  • organises local and national study and information workshops on the challenges for disabled people;
  • works with the CUS regarding sports and recreational activities;
  • exchanges information and defines coordinated action policies with public bodies and school boards;
  • helps identify new policies to improve the social inclusion of disabled people, through participation in national and regional committees and boards of experts;
  • forms specific agreements for disabled students’ access to exchange programmes (Socrates-Erasmus) and work experience;
  • reviews and proposes modifications to the university’s internal regulations (Statute, competition announcements, study grant applications, etc.).

We uphold the concept of “Design for all” which is a new way of looking at accessibility and a new way of designing the world we live in. We provide consulting and designing services in the fields of communication, tourism and art to create tourist and museum routes and exhibitions accessible to all sorts of visitors as "Vietato non toccare" and "Non solo pane".

See http://www3.unisi.it/vietatonontoccare/