Adaptation of lockdown rules for people with disabilities
Adaptation for visually impaired people: blind or visually impaired people are not required to carry the ‘attestation de déplacement dérogatoire’ (‘travel justification certificate’), provided that they present a disability ID card or a document proving such a disability. The person accompanying them must have a ‘dérogation professionnelle de déplacement’ (‘professional travel derogation’).
On 2 April 2020, the French president announced an easing of lockdown conditions for people with disabilities and the person accompanying them: more information here.
Platform pooling solidarity initiatives in the region.
Available online resources
- Online Easy Read certificate
- Advice and resources: Secrétariat d’Etat chargé des Personnes Handicapées (Ministerial cabinet for people with disabilities) provides advice and resources to help people with autism during the lockdown.
- Platform bringing together joint initiatives across France: The platform solidaires-handicaps.fr is an initiative of the Conseil National Consultatif des Personnes Handicapées (CNCPH) in partnership with the network of Centres Régionaux d'Etudes d'Actions et d'Informations, to support people in vulnerable situations (CREAI), under the aegis of the Secrétariat d’État auprès du Premier Ministre, chargé des Personnes Handicapées, which benefits, in particular, from its support in terms of communication.
- Online information space - Cap’Handéo has created a digital information space on Covid-19 for home help carers, people with disabilities, dependent elderly people and family carers.
- Information about the coronavirus France Santé Publique France (French public health agency) provides information about the coronavirus on the ‘accessible space’ of its website.
- Resources and recommendations to accompany the most vulnerable people: Ciné ma Différence.
- Access to culture for everyone : Ciné-ma différence provides cultural resources daily on the social networks.
- The free platform www.dopamine.care, established by the France Parkinson association,
pools resources on physical activity adapted to the lockdown, and cultural and creative activities, as well as information, for people living with Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis (MS).
- The Fondation Pour l’Audition (‘Hearing Foundation’) has put online 7 parent-child indoor activity sheets with easy-to-do activities for and with deaf children regardless of the mode of communication used with your child (French sign language, French cued speech, oralized French language).
- And there is more information on Frequently asked questions on the website of the Secrétariat d’État chargé des Personnes handicapées:handicap.gouv.fr
Online dance classes in Amiens: World dance, break dance or choreography with a wheelchair. The classes are aimed at the largest number of people and Lucie also offers choreographies for two people, between an able-bodied person and a person with reduced mobility.https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/hauts-de-france/somme/amiens/coronavirus-ecoles-danse-amiens-donnent-cours-ligne-confinement-1819126.html
The Louvre Museum during the COVID 19 lockdown:
- Virtual experiences
- You Tubers
- Concerts (until 7 May 2020)
- Art history classes
- Major works of the Louvre collections
- Family activities
The Institut du Monde Arabe goes virtual with #LImaALaMaison a special programme on its website and social networks: concerts, talks, tutorials and mathematics.