The Special Needs unit, which strongly cooperates with the other university offices, is the contact point for all people who, in their different roles, are part of the Politecnico community – student and staff population- and who live in a difficult situation due to problems of temporary or permanent disabilities. The goal is to improve working conditions or make a personal contribution to overcome physical, perceptual, communicative, virtual, cultural barriers.
Among the already carried out or on-going projects for Polito staff, there are: a dialogue space, which is "platform" created to encourage communication between workers interested in disability and / or with disabilities, personal assistance, still in an on-going phase, and the delivery of meals in office for health reasons, reserved for staff who, for health reasons, cannot go independently to the canteen.
The Rector's Advisor for the support initiatives to the assistance, the social integration and the rights of disabled people is Prof. Daniela Bosia who is in charge of coordinating, monitoring and supporting all the initiatives necessary for the integration of disabled students and/or with special needs within our University. The Diversity and Disability Manager in charge by the University operates with the aim of activating actions to enhance and respect all the diversities present in the organizational context.
For students, the dedicated support services are those included on the teaching portal.
To access the Special Needs services, that are reserved to university staff: