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.
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 Service which, after assessing the case, will arrange for the necessary actions to be implemented.
The Unifi's Orientation and Listening Service for Inclusion, in collaboration with the Careggi University Hospital, is responsible for designing an individualized study support pathway for matriculating students with disabilities or learning difficulties.
Through a one-on-one interview in an environment that ensures privacy and confidentiality, a psychologist will identify with you the adaptations and technological aids you can use throughout your university studies. There is also the possibility of being paired with a tutor for studying and personal support.
To book an appointment, contact Unifi Include.
Moreover, in each School one or more academic staff are in charge of students with disabilities' issues. The School coordinators for disability issues (Delegati di Scuola per la disabilità/DSA) are a direct academic reference point for students with disabilities who need specific orientation and support in the school of their choice.
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.
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).
Consult the notices (bandi) on the Italian website.
Unifi Include - Students with disabilities
Front office and services
Campus delle Scienze Sociali
D1 Building, ground floor
via delle Pandette, 31 - Firenze