What are the different disability situations ?

There are numerous disability situations and in each case there is a solution for students at La Rochelle University. How are disability situations taken into account ?

What is the definition of a disabilty ?

According to the law n°2005-102 of 11 February2005, “constitutes a handicap, any limitation of activity or restriction of participation in society experienced in their surroundings by a person because of a substantial, durable or definitive alteration of one or more physical, sensory, mental, cognitive or psychic functions, a polyhandicap or a disabling medical condition.”

Disability situations are taken into account according to the following administrative nomenclature:

  • Motor disorders
  • Intellectual and cognitive disorders
  • Blindness and visual disorders
  • Severe and profound deafness and other hearing disorders
  • Psychological disorders
  • Psychic disorders
  • Language and speech disorders
  • Visceral troubles
  • Several related disorders
  • Other disorders

Some examples of disabilities :

  • Motor impairment (person with reduced mobility, fracture)
  • Severe dyslexia
  • Visual and hearing disorder (deafness, utilisation of sign language)
  • Psychological disorder (Depression, Phobia, Cranial Trauma)
  • Chronic disabilitydisease (Crohn’s disease, diabetes, cancer etc.)
  • Other

For each situation, solutions are available! Don’t hesitate to contact the Relais Handicap.

Contact Disability Service

Open :
Monday - Friday : 9 am - 12:15 am / 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm