Education and Disabilities

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The Office for Students with Disabilities - Relais Handicap - welcomes and supports students with disabilities, whether permanent or temporary. Staff can be reached at their offices on both the Villejean and Mazier campuses.


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The Office for Students with Disabilities - Relais Handicap

In cooperation with different university services and departments, our Office accompanies students with disabilities, taking into account each person's specific situation, in order to allow every student to make the best of their time spent at Rennes 2 University.

Our Office is able to welcome you with:

  • a personalized, confidential and timely appointment 
  • needs identification and assessment processes
  • information on all services available to students with disabilities 
  • complete accessibility on the Villejean campus (tour of the university)
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International students with specific needs, especially those with disabilities, are asked to contact staff at the International Office directly for a review their particular situation and needs before going to the Office for Students with Disabilities.



After consultation with a doctor from the Health and Social Services Centre (SIMPPS), students with disabilities can benefit from the implementation of an assisted learning policy, including:

  • program adaptation in coordination with professors, depending on the type of disability
  • organization of learning support
  • note-taking support: students can have access to a note-taking services during the academic year
  • support from a French sign language (LSF) or speech specialist (LPC)
  • braille document transcription
  • provision of adapted software (Dragon Naturally Speaking, Viavoice, …)
  • provision of adapted materials (magnifier, video magnifier, …)

We also offer assistance and special arrangements for exams, including:

  • preparation and follow-up for exams
  • additional time for written and oral exams  
  • secretarial assistance
  • private room: in some cases, students may sit exams in a separate room
  • Braille transcription of exam papers
  • specially adapted exam paper layout
  • support of a French sign language or speech specialist
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Procedures: Students must submit their request to a SIMPPS doctor, complete with all requested medical information. Students whose disability is known at the time of exam registration should forward their application form to a SIMPPS doctor at the time of registration in order to allow for processing time and to give our office enough time to make the necessary arrangements. The doctor’s assessment, including details of special provision required, will then be forwarded to the student and to the University. The University President, taking into consideration the doctor’s advice, has the final decision regarding the arrangements allowed and will then inform the student and our Office.

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