The Disability Inclusion Plan


The Disability Inclusion Plan envisages all the necessary steps to enhance the level of involvement of disabled persons within the University’s community. Meeting disabled persons’ needs by providing an environment of equitable opportunity, appropriate access and participation in the life of the academic community, is the main aim of the Plan.

The “Mediterranea” University is committed to ensuring that the campus experience of people with a disability, whether they are students, teachers, researchers, or staff, is similar to that experienced by the university’s community as a whole. The bottom-up design of the DIP calls for the cooperation of all the people concerned.

Besides, setting the University’ s core objectives related to disability, the DIP puts forward the most suitable strategies to achieve them always thanks to the important contribution of the people concerned.

It is possible to take part in the design of the DIP or simply to get information by e-mail to:

The inclusive development programme on a EU-wide basis

The second Working Paper of the Plan is underlain by the methodology of the Inclusive Development Programme (identified by WHO) to encourage the empowerment and the participation of persons with disabilities in the life of the academic community, and to choose the most adequate inclusive strategies, together with the people concerned. The programme foresees the participation of no more than 20 people (students, teachers, and staff) in a series of structured meetings coordinated by a facilitator/main tutor.

Those who are interested in the programme or wish to attend the meetings (advance notice may allow a better organization), are kindly requested to communicate with the Observatory’s staff by e-mail.

The method

The project reproduces the application of the methodology of the Inclusive Development on a EU-wide basis (SIBC in Italian) adopted by WHO and several NGOs within international development cooperation projects pursuing social inclusion and equal rights of persons with disabilities.

It is fundamental to foster the endogenous empowerment of the community of disabled people at the “Mediterranea” University by enabling their inclusive development. The students, coordinated and supported by the facilitator, will analyze their experiences of disability inclusion, exchanging ideas on them, and design the necessary programmes to remove the barriers identified, which allows the participants to deal with inclusion themselves, and to activate open and effective debate skills.


The programme, lasting a total of two months and a half, will be delivered in ten two-hour sessions (20 hours) from mid-November to February and involve 15-20 disabled participants.

Session aims

  1. Basic training (Sessions 1 and 2)

  2. Debate (Sessions 3, 4, 5, and 6)

  3. Drawing-up of the final report (Sessions 7 and 8)

  4. Design of the Disability Inclusion Plan (DIP) (Sessions 8, 9, and 10).

  5. Implementation involving the “Mediterranea” University’s Offices after the conclusion of the Programme.


Thursday, November 30 (18.00-20.00, lotto D building, Feo di Vito)

Tuesday, December 5 (18.00-20.00, lotto D building, Feo di Vito)

Tuesday, December 12 ( 18.00- 20.00, lotto D building, Feo di Vito)

Tuesday, December 19 (18.00-20.00, lotto D building, Feo di Vito)

Thursday, January 18 (18.00-20.00, lotto D building, Feo di Vito)

Thursday, January 25 (18.00-20.00, lotto D building, Feo di Vito)

Tuesday, February 6 (18.00-20.00, lotto D building, Feo di Vito)

The programme foresees seven steps.

Step 1

The facilitator will briefly deliver basic training to attendees on:

Step 2: participant engagement

Attendees will have to:

  • analyze the meaning of the key words highlighted;

  • “explain” Art. 24 of the UNCRPD, regarding the rights of persons with disabilities;

  • identify obstacles;

  • put forward solutions.

Step 3: reporting skills

Attendees will have to write down their opinions and appoint :

  • a secretary

  • a spokesman/spokeswoman.

Step 4: debate skills

Attendees will be asked to exchange ideas with the other work group members.

Step 5: drawing-up of a final report

Thanks to the facilitator’s support attendees will have to make a to-do list based on the opinions of the work group’s members, aimed at facilitating the inclusion of the persons with disabilities within the “Mediterranea” University.

Step 6: drawing-up of the DIP

Attendees will have to design the DIP with the facilitator’s help in the light of the to-do list built.

Step 7: implementation

At the end of the cooperative/informative training programme trainers will have to facilitate and monitor the implementation of the adopted strategy.

Documents (link)

  • Disabilità&Sviluppo
  • Cooperare per includere
  • Concorso scolastico AIFO
  • Mostra itinerante e Materiali
  • Amici di Follereau n. 5 maggio 2016 pg 11-14
  • Amici di Follereau n. 7-8 luglio-agosto 2016 pg 11-14
  • Report delle sedute
  • Il Piano Inclusivo di Ateneo
  • L’Implementazione