The Disability Unit of the University of Poitiers supports all students with disabilities or health issues. It allows them flexible study and assessment arrangements and offers an entry point to other interlocutors.
Who is concerned?
All students with disabilities (whether officially recognized or not), students with health problems such as sensory disorders (hearing or visually impairment etc.), motor, psychological or cognitive (special needs) disorders, autism spectrum disorders, visceral diseases and disabling diseases.
Come and meet the Disability Centre to find out if you can benefit from flexible study and/or examination arrangements.
What does the Disability Centre offer?
The Disability Unit explores the most appropriate arrangements to enable handicapped students to be able to pursue their studies and sit examinations.
This may include the provision of equipment (computers, software etc.) and/or assistance with notetaking or sitting exams.
The goal is to aim for maximum autonomy of students with a disability or health problems. The Disability Unit thus helps students learn how to use the available tools so that they can focus their attention on their studies.
The Disability Unit goes further by observing whether students also have specific needs in their daily lives: accommodation, transport, finance etc. The unit will guide you to the relevant contact: the “Handis’Up Centre Ouest” handicap association, a social worker etc.
The Disability Unit also assists teaching teams to appropriate the materials available and to make adapted documents available to concerned students.
How to apply?
Students need only apply for an interview at the Disability Centre. All the steps you need to take to facilitate your studies will be explained step by step.
The process is to be renewed every year in order to adapt arrangements as necessary.