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Students with Disabilities in France

Posted on October 14, 2020


A French law passed in 1991 requires that new buildings with public or community spaces are accessible for people with disabilities. However, there are many existing buildings and transportation systems that do not yet meet these requirements, despite pressure from activists and new laws passed in 2005. Many sidewalks are narrow and uneven, and cobblestone streets can complicate accessibility. If you have mobility-related accessibility needs, major tourist areas will have the most accessible facilities. France also has several adapted activities designed to meet the needs of visitors with physical disabilities.

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