Practicalities for the USI community

Disability and neuro-diversity

On this page you can find information, documents and reference services on the subject of disability and neuro-diversity.


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  • Accessibilità stabili e servizi

    The various areas of the USI campuses are accessible to people with disabilities. 

    If you have special needs (e.g. recording of lessons, personal assistance), please get in touch with the Equal Opportunities Service and - if appropriate - the Pro Infirmis organisation.

    Pro Infirmis Lugano 
    Via dei Sindacatori 1
    6900 Massagno
    tel +41 91 960 28 70
    fax +41 91 960 28 88

  • Special educational needs

    Inclusive education envisages teaching models and programmes that are fully accessible to students of all disciplines and levels, regardless of their disability, learning disorder, language and cultural background.

    In order to promote inclusion and offer equal opportunities to all students, USI acts in a number of complementary areas, offering tools and measures that can be adapted to different specific needs.



    Students who have been identified as having specific learning needs due, for example, to disorders such as dyslexia, dysorthographia and dyscalculia, may benefit from support measures during exams.

    The support measures provided by USI and the procedure required to apply for such measures are described in the Examination guidelines for students with identified specific learning needs.

    The Equal Opportunities Service is available to provide students, in consultation with the Pro-Rector for Education and Students' Experience and with the services concerned, with further information and personalised advice.




    SEN-SI is a cooperation project, carried out in collaboration with SUPSI's Gender and Diversity Service, which aims to develop, implement and validate a new series of remedial and/or additional measures to support students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), introducing innovative teaching methods and technologies open to diversity in Bachelor and Master programmes, to ensure a high quality university education and a more inclusive environment for the entire student community.

    Running period: 2021-2022.

    Detailed information on the project can be found at the following link.


  • Psycho-physical well-being

    In order to care for the psycho-physical well-being of its staff, USI provides students, and members of the intermediate, academic, professorial and administrative staff with a space for listening and individual support.

    More information at the following link:






Updated on: 28 November 2023