Universities are constantly developing their support departments for their students.
Not every restaurant, office or apartment has wheelchair ramps. Most do have them, if the buildings are new, as it's the EU's recommendation. But be sure to always check that beforehand if it is of concern to you. All shopping malls and most gas stations also have dedicated toilets for disabled. You can find some information about accessibility of buildings HERE.
Unfortunately for students, not every faculty of every university will be able to provide ramps or escalators, but this is something you can ask about while applying for university or Erasmus+ programmes. Nevertheless, Polish universities are constantly working on expanding and modernizing their campuses. Below you will find information about the largest universities in Poland and links to their sites regarding information for students with disabilities.
Students of the University of Arts in Poznań can benefit from the support of a disabled person's teaching assistant. The student interested in such help selects the person who will fulfill this role. The assistant concludes a mandate contract with the university through the dean's office of the faculty where the student is enrolled in. An assistant can be a colleague or friend from the year or another person indicated by the student who is a student of the University of Arts.
A student's family member may become an assistant only in justified cases. The assistant is remunerated on the basis of the Assistant's worksheet. LINK
The activities of the Office for Persons with Disabilities are aimed at students, employees and candidates for studies. They also support people experiencing mental health crises and people who, due to a sudden deterioration of their health, have difficulties in obtaining standard education.
Various types of funding and scholarships help people with disabilities to obtain higher education. Many universities also offer the Active Self-Government Program, the purpose of which is to reduce and eliminate barriers in social, professional life and in access to education. The specific objectives of the program include:
The maximum amount of the grant is:
The allowance to cover the costs of education (up to PLN 1,000) may be increased by a maximum of PLN 2,600.