New text frame the examination arrangements if hearing impairment. But the tray of France will take place according to other procedures.

In case of disability, what help can benefit the matriculation exam? Are there specific measures for young deaf or hard of hearing? What do the regulations? Practices are they always in accordance with their policies?

Facilities for any type of disability

The measures processable is mentioned in the circular of 27 December 2011 , which cancels that of 2006.It can be proposed for the oral and written tests:

* time increased (often mistakenly called “third time”: the increase of third time is the maximum allowed);
* spreading events scheduled over several sessions;
* conservation of selected notes from one session to another.

Specific arrangements

Deafness resulting difficulty of communication, according to the circular of 2011 and in accordance with Article L. 112-3 of the Education Code, “it is called, if necessary, the participation of specialized teachers practicing a familiar modes of communication to the candidate: lip reading, sign language French (LSF) cued speech (LPC), etc. It can also be done through an interpreter in sign language or spoken language encoder completed. These measures are also planned for the written tests, the text does not specify how the intervention: simple retransmission oral information via a suitable mode of communication, translation or reformulation simplified written information? Young deaf people can also be provided a test of language, or of a part of the race. In other cases, adaptation is proposed. According channels, this right may be different.


Who decides?

Candidates concerned through their school must establish an application with the referring physician of their MDPH (Departmental Disability). The form used enables them to check the desired measurements and report requirements that are not mentioned. In view of the medical record, and taking into account the proposed developments throughout the school, the doctor recommends appropriate measures. Ultimately, it is the administrative service (service examinations Academy) who decides whether or not the recommendations. It must in particular ensure that they do not conflict with the requirements for knowledge assessed. Remedies are provided, in case of disagreement between the applicant and the physician or administrative service.

A surprising direction

In March 2012, inter academic service examinations and competitions (SIEC) of France has decided to modify the content of the measures processable candidates deaf or hearing impaired, during the baccalaureate in the academies of Paris, Crete and Versailles.Due to the difficulty in mobilizing sufficient numbers accompanying requested (including speech), the SIEC replaces human assistance, in the written tests of general and technological baccalaureate (French, history, geography and economics and social sciences) by leaving a written document of lexical and syntactic reformulation. This document will be developed by a working group with a hearing specialist and teacher for each subject. Occurring two months after testing and validation of the granting of aid human decision is being attacked by all user groups, including UNISDA (National Union for the social integration of hearing impaired) who disagreed with statement.