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Students with disabilities: front office and services

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Physical access to the office is by appointment only (contacts)


The University of Florence has been active for many years to offer students with disabilities equal opportunities in their right to education, by implementing specific actions to remove obstacles limiting their integration in the university world.

Services provided by Centro di Studio e Ricerca per le Problematiche della Disabilità CESPD

The Study and Research Centre for Disability Issues has been set up to:

  • receive students with disabilities, acknowledging their needs and planning the necessary actions to adopt
  • provide services to enable full access to the resources offered during the academic path

On the basis of their specific needs, students with disabilities can ask for individual learning aids. Those in need of personalised assistance can ask for an individual collaborator, or those who have a specific disability can request subsidies, specific learning aids or the support of a sign language interpreter. Requests should be addressed to CESPD which, after assessing the case, will arrange for the necessary actions to be implemented.

Learn more in the Italian version of the website.

School Coordinators for Disability Issues

Moreover, in each School one or more academic staff are in charge of students with disabilities' issues. The School coordinators for disability issues are a direct academic reference point for students with disabilities who need specific orientation and support in the school of their choice.

Library Services

To facilitate access to resources some specific services have been activated, including home delivery loan service "The library ... comes to you!".
More details in the Library System website.

Services provided by the Board for the Right to University Education

Lastly, additional services for students with disabilities are offered by the Tuscan Regional Board for the Right to University Education Azienda per il Diritto allo Studio - DSU Toscana (in Italian)


Students with disabilities
front office and services

tel. 055 275 1937
cespd (AT) - cedis(AT) (PEC)

Nuovo Ingresso Careggi - NIC
Padiglione H3, ground floor, room 6
Largo Brambilla, 3 - 50134 Firenze

Physical access to the office is by appointment only (please write to: cespd(AT) or call 055 275 1937)

Opening hours to the public (by appointment) are:
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 12
  • Thursday even 2.30 pm - 4.30

Futher info in Cespd website (in Italian)

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