Disabilities and practices - Fact sheet n° 1 Mental, cognitive and psychological disabilities
The French law of 11 February 2005 makes a clear distinction between mental, cognitive and psychological disabilities. It sets specific accessibility targets for people affected by each of these three types of disability. How are mental, cognitive and psychological disabilities defined? What disability situations are encountered and what are the resulting accessibility needs? What measures can be taken to meet these needs throughout the travel chain, including the built environment, transport, public space and roads?This factsheet attempts to answer these questions, focusing in particular on preparation for travel, access to facilities, personal assistance, information and signage, the quality of spaces and sensitive environments.