Accessibility

Accessibility

Make this human journey together with us

Our philosophy

Paris 2018 is committed to giving everyone a place. Universal accessibility is a common thread that guides us to open the event to as many people as possible. In order to best respond to the aspirations of athletes, artists and the public with disabilities, particular emphasis was placed on information: accessibility of competitions and sites, pictograms, links to information on accessibility in the city of Paris…

Some sporting events have been especially designed to be accessible. Pictograms are placed throughout the program to indicate opportunities for participation based on disabilities. This list is not closed! We are at your service via support.sports@paris2018.com or support.culture@paris2018.com.

We have to learn from each other, so do not hesitate to let us know your wishes and your ideas to participate in Paris 2018 whatever your handicap is.

Pictogrammes

  • Standing person Standing person
    Standing person Standing person

    Standing person: for any person with a motor handicap presenting a partial impairment of the motricity having the possibility to approach the standing station.

  • Hearing Impaired Hearing Impaired
    Hearing Impaired Hearing Impaired

    Hearing impairment: for anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing

  • Manual armchair Manual armchair
    Manual armchair Manual armchair

    Manual armchair: for any person with a motor handicap presenting a partial or total impairment of the traction requiring the use of a wheelchair

  • Electric armchair Electric armchair
    Electric armchair Electric armchair

    Electric armchair: for any person with a motor handicap presenting a partial or total impairment of the motor skills requiring the use of a motorized wheelchair

  • Visual impairment Visual impairment
    Visual impairment Visual impairment

    Visual impairment: for anyone who is blind or partially sighted

« One motto: all equal. Without any discrimination of age, origin, health status, sexual orientation or gender identity. »
Ryadh SALLEM

Ryadh SALLEM

Participate with a disability

Some sports events have been especially designed to be accessible by organizing sports associations. Pictograms listed for each sport indicate opportunities for participation based on disabilities. However, anyone with disabilities who wishes to participate, even if their disability is not mentioned, is invited to contact us at support.sports@paris2018.com for sports or support.culture@paris2018.com for Cultural events.

Indeed, we can thus think together about ways to enable him/her to participate. Also, it is important that any person with disabilities registering for the event gives us information about his/her condition so that we can best prepare his/her arrival at Paris 2018 (need for an accompanying person, type of chair, translator For sign language etc.)

 

Sports Physical Disability Sensory Disability
Standing Manual

Wheelchair

Electric

Wheelchair

Hearing Impaired Visually

Impaired

Aquatics – Open Water Swimming X X X X X
Aquatics – Swimming X X X X X
Aquatics – Synchronized Swimming
Aquatics – Diving       X
Aquatics – Water-Polo       X
Martial Arts X X X X X
Athletics – Track and Field X X
Athletics – 5K and 10K X   X X
Athletics –Marathon and Half-Marathon X X X
Rowing X X
Badminton X X   X
Basketball X X
Beach Volleyball     X
Bowling X X X X
Cycling – Road Races X
Cycling – Mountain Bike X
Dance Sport          
Urban Dance Workshops X X X X X
Fencing       X  
Soccer (Football) X     X
Golf X X
Handball (Team Handball) X     X
Field Hockey     X
Ice Hockey       X
Wrestling and Grappling       X X
Figure Skating     X
Petanque X X X X
Speed Roller Skating     X
Roller Derby     X
Rugby Sevens     X
Softball     X X
Squash X   X
Tennis X     X
Table Tennis X X X X
Triathlon X
Sailing       X
Volleyball     X

 

* Information given as an indication. Any person with disabilities who wishes to participate in sporting events is invited to contact us at support.sports@paris2018.com

One of our commitments:
100% accessibility for the disabled
to sites open to the public.

Spectator with a disability

Inclusive and sports volunteer teams are mobilized from now to verify the accessibility of sports and cultural facilities for participants and the public, including people with disabilities.

Anyone with special needs in terms of accessibility is once again invited to contact us so that we organize ourselves as well as possible for his/her reception at the event. Indeed, volunteers will be present at the event to ensure the accompaniment of people with disabilities to sport places and public stands.

In addition, material adaptations can be made at the competition venues (ramps, adapted signs, etc.) according to the demands and needs.

Your stay with a disability

PARISINFO.com brings together a selection of hotels, museums, restaurants, leisure and transport suitable for people with disabilities. This allows you to prepare your stay in Paris by discovering accessible places and activities, whatever your type of handicap. Information is available in French and English.

http://en.parisinfo.com/practical-paris/visiting-paris-with-a-disability

There is also the brochure Paris Accessible searchable and downloadable online gathering the information proposed on PARISINFO.com. Published in French and English, this booklet gives you the keys to arriving and traveling in Paris, and to take full advantage of the tourist attractions of the city when you have specific needs (motor, visual, auditory and mental disabilities).

http://en.parisinfo.com/practical-paris/visiting-paris-with-a-disability/accessible-paris-guide