The EHESP has for a long time been committed to a policy in favour of accessibility for all, in order to promote the reception, participation and autonomy at the school for disabled people. Its policy enters into the context of the French equal opportunities act of 11 February 2005, known as the disability law. The principle of equality implies that places of welcome, teaching and work, circulation spaces and school equipment and services are easily accessible for all.
Disabled consultants for staff and students
The EHESP decided to adopt an exemplary disability policy in favour of its staff and students by setting up a multi annual disability master plan. In February 2017, the EHESP’s board of directors approved the main areas of the disability policy and the school’s master plan.
The disability policy is co-managed by the Studies Division (Direction des Etudes – DE) and the Human Resources Division (HRD) to more effectively meet the specific needs of the two main target audiences: the school’s staff and EHESP’s students. To this effect, a disability correspondent and consultant were appointed in these divisions:
HRD disability correspondent
He or she manages the school’s agents participating in the recruitment and support of disabled staff. He or she attempts to anticipate and to resolve concerns relating mainly to job maintenance and adaptation.
Course Management disability consultant
He or she manages students and the EHESP’s lecturers and concerns mainly relating to teaching adjustments. He or she attempts to alert training managers, and monitor the placement and integration of students.
In liaison with all school staff, the disability consultants also support students in their requests for adaptation of teaching and examinations, and handle individual situations related to accessibility issues (accommodation, catering etc.).
Adapted facilities meeting accessibility requirements
At the same time, significant development work has been carried out over the last few years, to bring the EHESP into compliance with accessibility requirements for public buildings (Établissements recevant du public – ERP) since September 2017. The building rehabilitation programme provides access for all kinds of disability (sensory and motor) to all buildings, and makes the premises suitable for autonomous use by agents, pupils, lecturers, visitors and makes it possible to achieve a consistent mobility chain.
All of these actions contribute to providing a welcoming, trusting environment, favourable to the development of lasting relations of exchange within the campus.
With ACCEO, EHESP provides free telephone access to the deaf and haering-impaired
ACCEO application presentation
With the ambition to enable exchanges with the deaf and hearing-impaired, the EHESP has taken out a subscription with the service ACCEO. This application enables people with hearing difficulties, the hearing-impaired and deaf to talk on the phone or directly with their contacts at the school, via the following 3 communication methods:
Instant Speech Transcription (IST): the retranscription of your contact’s message is displayed on the screen directly. Retranscription is managed in real-time by an ACCEO operator.
Video-interpretation in French sign language (langue des signes française – LSF): your message is translated in real-time to your contact at the EHESP and vice versa, their message is translated into LSF for you.
Video-coding in French completed spoken language (CSL): your EHESP contact’s message is coded in French completed spoken language directly and in real-time by an Acceo operator.
How to use ACCEO
- Download the ACCEO application to your computer for free by clicking HERE or on your smartphone: from the Play Store / from the Apple Store
- Search EHESP in the search engine.
- Select a communication method among the 3 choices (IST – LSF – CSL).
- Call and talk to your EHESP contact for free via an ACCEO operator.
- Close the conversation once you have finished.
The ACCEO service is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
If you are a disabled student, even only temporarily (injury, debilitating disease etc.), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org