Reception of disabled students in public higher education institutions Culture
Accessibility to the teaching building/ Accessibility to transport/ Accessibility to educational content
Accessibility of the teaching building
The 2005 Law on Equal Rights and Opportunities, Participation and Citizenship of Persons with Disabilities reaffirmed and strengthened, notably in its Articles 41 to 43 and 51, the constraints imposed by the Building and Housing Code on homeowners and builders regarding the accessibility of the built environment (new buildings, works on existing buildings or parts of residential buildings and establishments receiving from the public) for disabled people.
The new texts are applicable to all building permits filed from 1 January 2007. In addition, the law provides that the accessibility of state-owned higher education institutions is effective from 1 January 2011.
Accessibility to teaching content
The Law of 11 February 2005 on Equal Rights and Opportunities, Participation and Citizenship of Persons with Disabilities and Decree No. 2009-1246 of 15 October 2009 extended to the Ministry of Culture and Communication new provisions for the organization of examinations and competitions, and more generally, to ensure the best reception for students with disabilities who access higher education Culture.
The Ministry is financially responsible for the costs of hosting disabled students in the institutions of higher education for which it is responsible. The amount of accessibility benefits can be adjusted according to the type of course provided.
The circular of 5 August 2011 specifies the provisions relating to the reception of disabled students and the arrangements for examinations or competitions in higher education Culture.
It is recommended that students who wish to enrol in a Culture higher education institution contact the structure’s disability reference person in advance.
The disability reference is the contact person for disabled students and for all internal or external structures associated with the student’s reception. It organizes all the missions related to reception, ensures coordination with the teams of teachers and the administrative team. The list of referees is accessible opposite.
Accessibility to transport
The Ministry of Culture and Communication may, from time to time and provided that students meet certain criteria, cover the transport costs of students with disabilities whose disability rate is recognized at 80%.
For information, only students enrolled in one of the national public higher education institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Communication can benefit from this scheme.
The number of students with disabilities in national higher education institutions Culture
During 2011-2012, 101 students with disabilities received special support (interpreting, sign languages, competition arrangements, etc.) from national higher education institutions Culture.