People with disabilities


In 2012, the Conference of University Presidents (CPU) and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research signed the University/Disability Charter. Under this charter, universities participate in the implementation of disability policies to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities. By committing to this charter, the USMB has placed disability at the heart of its development policy.

The USMB, a pioneer in welcoming and supporting students with disabilities, was well ahead of the 2005 law on equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship for people with disabilities. In fact, the starting point was the creation of a European resource center for the hearing impaired, which enabled the implementation of specific support, thus explaining the exponential number of hearing-impaired students enrolling in Savoie at the time. Since 2005, the USMB has attached great importance to supporting students with disabilities, taking part in national initiatives and developing its identity as a "handi-accueillante" university.

It focuses on 5 main areas:

  • Information and disability awareness
  • Accessibility of premises and teaching
  • Professional integration of students with disabilities
  • Supporting disabled people in their career paths or at academics
  • Recruiting and supporting disabled staff

This multi-year action plan is part of a global improvement initiative covering both academics and research, as well as students and staff, both in post and in the recruitment phase.
The USMB is committed to offering its disabled students, whatever their status, the best possible reception conditions and tailor-made support.