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Disability Resource Centre

 

Access in Departments, Faculties, Research Centres and Institutes

Cambridge University contains a vast range of academic institutions. Most undergraduates will study at a Department or Faculty, but lectures, exams and supervisions may be held at separate shared buildings and lecture halls spread over the city.

See the ‘Sites and Shared Buildings’ section of this guide for more information on individual sites, lecture halls and shared buildings.

Graduate Students are often likely to study at Postgraduate Research Centres and Institutes.

Access Issues Contact

 
Ms Judith Weik
Tel.
01223 769328
Fax
01223 769 329
Email
jw571@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.african.cam.ac.uk/about

Location, Services and Transport

The Centre is on the third floor of the Alison Richard's Building. For travel access please see Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Small department, for post-graduate research students only.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in the Alison Richard Building and more on the Sidgwick Site.

Emergency procedures

Not known at this time.

Physical Access

Entrances

Ground floor step-free access to the building. Access to upper floors via a lift.

Number of floors

All of the department is located on the third floor. Some seminars may be held on lower floors.

Lifts and stairs

Stairs and lift access.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All seminar rooms are accessible via lift.

Library

Library on the third floor and accessible - staff will help as necessary - please ask.

Computer facilities

Computer facilities are on the third floor and are accessible - staff will help as necessary - please ask.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on all floors.

Common rooms

Open areas on all floors.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Large windows and good lighting in library. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Please ask if you will have trouble finding the Alison Richard Building.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop installed in seminar room.

Other

  • Rooms are softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Other Useful Information

All magnetic swipe cards will soon be able to be programmed to allow users extra time to open doors before re-locking.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Centre of African Studies. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. This page was last updated on 17th January 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Centre for African Studies.

Access Issues Contact

 
Ms Gillian Weale
Tel.
01223 335 655
Fax
01223 335 075
Email
administrator@english.cam.ac.uk
Website
www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/contact.htm

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Small department, housed on second floor of new English Faculty building. See also separate entry for the English Faculty.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders on Sidgwick site.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on all floors near fire staircases and refuge points, where there are alarms. Fire staircases are safe areas.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance, through two sets of automatic doors.

Number of floors

Department is on second floor.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift to all floors.

Lecture theatres

All third year lectures take place in the building, in accessible rooms. Other lectures in Lecture Block or in the History Faculty building.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All seminar and teaching rooms level and accessible.

Library

ASNC library part of English library, on first floor. Accessed by lift, but arrange for a librarian to open the door from the inside.

Computer facilities

Computers mostly on ground floor of library, all low and accessible.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on all floors except ground floor.

Common rooms

Seating area on ground floor with low tables and chairs, and some drinks machines. Spacious, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Scanner available in library, for use with Kurzweil software.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Lift has touch readable buttons and audio information.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting in library, with large windows and extra lights on individual desks. Electronic text magnification device in library, on loan from the Disability Resource Centre. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs and directions. The department itself is very small.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops in department, but there may be some where external lectures take place.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Small department, so full attention is paid to the needs of anyone with a specific learning difficulty.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 17th January 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.

Access Issues Contact

 
Mrs Ann Mobbs
Tel.
01223 337 863
Fax
01223 765 900
Email
a.mobbs@damtp.cam.ac.uk
Email
http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/about/contact.html

Location, Services and Transport

Located within the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Please see separate entry for Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

General Information

DAMTP is located within the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. See separate entry for Centre for Mathematical Sciences. For individual access issues regarding departmental facilities and arrangements, please contact Ann Mobbs directly. Lectures for first and second year undergraduates taking the Mathematics Tripos take place mainly in the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms and Cockroft lecture theatre. Please see separate entries for Mill Lane Lecture Rooms and the Cockroft lecture theatre.

The information on this page is the responsibility of DAMTP. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 17th January 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the DAMTP.

Access Issues Contact

Jane Woods
Tel.
01223 339 288
Fax
01223 333 503
Email
jew1001@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/about-us/contacts

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

General Information

Part I is mostly taught in the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms. Part II is taught in the main Faculty building, though there is some overlap with related Departments. See also entries for Department of Social Anthropology, Department of Biological Anthropology, the McDonald Institute and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Several first aiders in the department, museum and library. All carry mobile phones.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted in all buildings.

Physical Access

Entrances

Four steps to main entrance, through heavy doors. Access for wheelchair users via new Downing Street entrance, with swipe card. First time users please call in advance to arrange. Ramped access to faculty building also possible via museum when open.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift in museum gives access to both museum and library. Staircases have one continuous handrail.

Lecture theatres

North and South lecture rooms have steps up, but wheelchair access is possible from Downing Street or via the museum. Level and spacious inside, with moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Some teaching takes place in McDonald Institute West building, which has good access. See separate entry for McDonald Institute.

Library

The Haddon library is on the first floor of the faculty building. The museum lift now gives access to all areas of the library.

Computer facilities

Some computers in library. Graduate computer room is located in the Courtyard building, which has ramp and lift access.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor of McDonald Institute Courtyard building. Toilets in museum are large, but not specifically adapted for disabled users.

Common rooms

Ground floor of faculty building, accessible from the Downing Street entrance or the museum.

Museum

See separate entry for the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Temporary ramps at entrance. Spacious inside, and mostly level and smooth. Large lift to all three floors.

Other

  • Temporary ramps, if needed, kept in the McDonald Institute Courtyard building.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Extra lights on individual desks in library. Magnifying glass and sheets available in library. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs around department and in museum.

Other

  • Museum has very good lighting, with mostly large and clear signs and information.
  • Stairs are generally unmarked, but have handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in North and South lecture theatres, in library, and in West building seminar room and McDonald Institute seminar room.

Other

  • Museum is open plan with hard floors and furnishings, so can be quite echoey.
  • Library is carpeted and softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Other useful information

Hands-on field work is an important part of the Archaeology course, and the faculty would make all possible arrangements to enable those with disabilities to take part in the field trips and field work which form part of the course.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Archaeology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Archaeology.

Contact Details

Address
1–5 Scroope Terrace,
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1PX
Tel.
01223 332 958
Fax
01223 332 960
Website
http://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Alison Carter
Tel.
01223 332 593
Fax
01223 332 960
Email
arc72@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Main Faculty building, shared with History of Art, in Scroope Terrace on Trumpington Street. 5–10 minutes walk from city centre. Teaching also takes place in another building on Trumpington Street, and at sites around Cambridge.

Traffic

Trumpington Street is extremely busy, with cars in both directions and a complicated junction and mini-roundabout nearby. Pavements are difficult.

Services and shops

City centre. There are several small shops and restaurants on the way up Trumpington Street, and on nearby Lensfield Road.

Parking

Limited disabled parking is available at Scroope Terrace by prior arrangement. There are a few Pay & Display and disabled bays further up Trumpington Street, but these are usually full.

Other transport options

Uni 4 and Citi 4 bus stop further up Trumpington Street, towards the city centre.

General Information

The main faculty building is a listed Victorian Terrace, built in 1839. Access is currently difficult, as there are steps and stairs everywhere. A new extension and refurbishment programme has provided a new lift which has improved access to the main building and library.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in the building. First aid boxes are available.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs or other facilities currently.

Physical Access

Entrances

Several steps, with handrail, to front entrance of main building. Ramped access from car park to the rear of the building.

Number of floors

Three floors, plus an attic containing offices.

Lifts and stairs

Staircases all have continuous handrails, but many are steep and difficult. Lift access to four out of five floors.

Lecture theatres

Lecture theatre on first floor of listed extension. Direct access is by stairs, but wheelchair-accessible route is also available.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Design studios accessible by ramp and lift.

Library

Library covers two floors linked internally by a spiral staircase, but both floors can be accessed externally by a ramp and lift. Rather cramped inside, especially around workspaces, and shelves are high and narrow. Open during office hours, and staff will help.

Computer facilities

Some computers in library, accessible by lift.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in the basement, accessible by lift.

Common rooms

The Gallery, containing the kitchen and vending machines for student use, can be accessed only by a short flight of stairs. There is no staff common room. There is a good, fully accessible café in the Fitzwilliam museum.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information, or on different coloured paper, on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Library is rather dimly lit. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Few signs currently in the main building. Those that are in place tend to be small. Staff are available at Reception and elsewhere to provide directions.

Other

  • The Architecture course is, by its very nature, a very visual course. It would therefore be difficult for anyone with severe visual impairments. Drawing, model making and computer-aided design also require a level of manual dexterity. Each case is decided on an individual basis.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops at Reception in the main building and History of Art departmental office.

Other

  • There is some traffic noise in the main building.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Architecture. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 17th January 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Architecture.

Contact Details

Address
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DA
Tel.
01223 335 106
Fax
01223 335 110
Email
enquiries@ames.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Carol Pleasance
Tel.
01223 335 106
Fax
01223 335 110
Email
cp229@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Small, friendly faculty, with fairly good access.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in building and several on site.

Emergency procedures

One motorised evacuation chair.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access through two sets of narrow heavy doors. Alternative wider level entrance at back, but this must be opened from inside.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. The lift is rather old, and is not available for use out of office hours.

Lecture theatres

All lectures take place in the building, in seminar and teaching rooms.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Five ground floor rooms, four in basement, two on second floor and two on third, all accessed by lift. All have level seating and moveable furniture.

Library

First floor, accessed by lift. Upper level all accessible, but there are five steps down to middle section with no handrail. Staff will fetch books. Plenty of space to work on upper level.

Computer facilities

Lapwing in LIbrary, Common Room and Postgraduate work are in Room 6.

Toilets

Two disabled toilets on ground floor.

Common rooms

Ground floor, large and spacious, with moveable furniture. Small kitchen with coffee and tea making facilities.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting in library. Automatic sensor-operated lights. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Few signs, but the faculty is small.

Other

  • Most stairs are unmarked, but do have handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops, but all rooms are small and softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Small faculty, so lots of individual support can be given.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Contact Details

Address
Madingley Rise,
Madingley Road,
Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Tel.
01223 337 548
Fax
01223 337 523
Email
ioa@ast.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Virginia Bennett
Tel.
01223 337 522
Fax
01223 337 523
Email
vbennett@ast.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Madingley Rise, a quiet, open area opposite the West Cambridge Site on Madingley Road. About two miles west of the city centre.

Traffic

Madingley Road is very busy with traffic. Madingley Rise itself is quiet, and speed is restricted.

Services and shops

Very little in the way of nearby services and shops, except West Cafe at the Hauser Forum on the West Cambridge Site.

Parking

Car parks on site, including two designated disabled bays, plus a disabled parking space right outside the main entrance.

Other transport options

Citi 4 bus stop on the West Cambridge Site, over the road.

General Information

One main building - the Hoyle building which is linked at first floor level to the Kavli Institute for Cosmology (Kavli Building) - with separate buildings for the observatory and library, laboratory, and telescopes. Large, pleasant site, with tarmac paths between buildings. There is some undergraduate teaching of Astrophysics parts 2 and 3, but most work at the Institute is research based.

Smoking

No smoking in any buildings.

Medical facilities

Three first aiders in the department.

Emergency procedures

Fire wardens follow strict procedures, and there is a central assembly point and a fire refuge in the south stairwell of the Kavli Building. Safety manuals, including evacuation instructions and site maps, are given to all members and visitors.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to both the Hoyle and Kavli buildings through wide double doors at main entrances. The Hoyle Building also has an automatic push-button side door, with remote control to allow disabled access out of hours.

Number of floors

Two floors in Hoyle building, plus a mezzanine level. The Kavli Building has four levels.

Lifts and stairs

Modern lift to all levels of Hoyle building, including mezzanine. A second lift in the Kavli Building serves all levels. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

The Sackler Lecture Theatre in the Hoyle building has level access to front of theatre, through wide doors and tiered seating, with comfortable fold-down seats and small armrests. Two designated spaces for wheelchairs, and more fixed seats can be taken out if necessary.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Teaching rooms and offices in Hoyle and Kavli buildings all have level access from lift.

Library

Three steps to main entrance, with no handrail. Ramp available, but arrange in advance. Inside there are ramps over all steps, with plenty of workspace. Staffed office hours. Upper floor accessible only by stairs, but most books are on ground floor.

Computer facilities

Several accessible computers in Hoyle building. Wireless internet available throughout.

Toilets

Disabled toilet and shower on ground floor of Hoyle building. Disabled toilets also available in the Kavli Building at entrance level and in the APM Building.

Common rooms

Seating areas in Hoyle and Kavli buildings. Low moveable tables and chairs, some with armrests. Small kitchens in all buildings, and some vending machines.

Other

  • Northumberland telescope, used for public and undergraduate teaching, has ramped access. Some areas of the sky may be difficult to observe if you have limited mobility, as the telescope is close to the ground.
  • Gardens around site are level and sloping, with wide lawns and some benches. Some stepping stone paths may be difficult for wheelchairs, but there are tarmac paths between all buildings.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch readable buttons in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glasses in library. Light tables for observing photographic film. Photocopiers in Hoyle building for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Large white-on-blue signs off Madingley Road. Very little signposting around the Department buildings, but clear signs are put up for public open days. Site map in safety manual.

Other

  • Large windows and good lighting generally.
  • Stairs are all marked, and have continuous handrails.
  • The site is kept deliberately dark to avoid light pollution during observations, but there are lights on garden paths.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in Sackler Lecture Theatre, Hoyle Building.

Other

  • Hoyle and Kavli buildings are carpeted and softly furnished throughout.
  • The Sackler Lecture Theatre has soft furnishings, and good acoustics.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Other Useful Information

Adaptations to workspaces, including chairs and keyboards, are often made — please discuss any needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Institute of Astronomy. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Institute. This page was last updated on 20th January 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Institute of Astronomy.

Contact Details

Address
Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge, CB2 1QW
Tel.
01223 333 600
Fax
01223 766 002
Website
http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Departmental Administrator
Tel.
01223 333 616
Fax
01223 766 002

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Site and Tennis Court Road. See separate entry for Downing Site.

General Information

The Department is spread over two buildings - the Hopkins building on the Downing Site and the new Sanger building at 80 Tennis Court Road. It is a five minute walk between the two buildings. Additionally, some staff are located within the Craik Marshall building on the Downing Site and in the Institute of Biotechnology/ CSCR building.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the buildings.

Medical facilities

First aiders in both buildings.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted at refuge points. Large, clear fire instructions around buildings. Emergency phones fitted around the buildings which connect directly to Reception.

Physical Access

Entrances

Hopkins building has 9 steps to main entrance, with no handrail. Wheelchair access via platform lift at back entrance, but arrange in advance. Sanger building has ramped main entrance, with handrail.

Number of floors

Four floors in Hopkins building, including basement. Four floors in Sanger building, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Hopkins building has large lift to all floors, with manual doors. Sanger building has two large modern lifts with access to basement, ground and two upper floors. Craik Marshall has no lift. The shared IOB/CSCR building has a small passenger lift and a larger goods lift which could be used for wheelchair access.

Lecture theatres

Hopkins lecture theatre on ground floor. Moveable seating, with room for a wheelchair. Sanger building has level access from lift, and a wheelchair lift to access lower level and stage if required. Tiered fold-down seating, with room for wheelchairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Research Laboratories and Seminar Rooms in both buildings accessible by lift. Classroom Laboratories in the Hopkins building accessible for wheelchair, by side external lift. All Research Laboratories (used by undergraduates for Part II and Part III projects) can be rather cramped because of numbers.

Library

Ground floor of Hopkins building. Level access through heavy double doors. Spacious, with moveable furniture. Staff will help in office hours. Swipecard access out of hours.

Computer facilities

Communal computers in Library, level and accessible. All Research Groups and Admin offices have computer facilities.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in basement of Hopkins building, and on ground and second floors of Sanger building.

Common rooms

Ground floor of Hopkins building. And ground floor of Sanger both spacious, with moveable furniture. Tea, coffee and snacks on sale at coffee, tea and lunch times for Staff, PhD and Part II/III students.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in public areas, but discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into a laboratory.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopiers available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large, clear signs around both buildings.

Other

  • Good lighting in both buildings.
  • Stairs are almost all marked, and have contrasting handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in lecture theatres of both buildings.

Other

  • Vibrating alarm available from reception.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Wheelchair egress from Hopkins building Lecture Theatre fire escape to be installed in 2012.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Biochemistry. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Institute. This page was last updated on 18th January 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Biochemistry.

Contact Details

Address
Pembroke Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3DZ
Tel.
01223 335 454
Fax
01223 335 460
Email
webmaster@bioanth.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.bioanth.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr David Jordan
Tel.
01223 335 462
Fax
01223 335 460
Email
djj12@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Located on New Museums Site, with main entrance off Pembroke Street. See separate entry for New Museums Site.

General Information

Part of the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology. See separate entry for Department of Archaeology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies is a related research centre on Tennis Court Road.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in building and on site.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on every floor.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main entrance on Pembroke Street has many steps and no handrail. Bell for assistance. Ramped entrance at back to basement, through two sets of doors, with lift to all floors. Arrange in advance.

Number of floors

Over four floors. Building shared with the Department of Materials Science and the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Lifts and stairs

Rather small but modern lift to all floors. Stairs are old and worn, with a continuous handrail on one side.

Lecture theatres

Small lecture theatre, with level access from lift. Tiered wood bench seating, with room for a wheelchair or other chair at the front.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Teaching labs are smooth and spacious, with level access from lift. Seminar room carpeted and spacious, with moveable furniture.

Library

The Haddon library is on the first floor of the main faculty building on the Downing Site. Lift access, but please arrange in advance.

Computer facilities

Level access from lift. Keypad security. Spacious and carpetted.

Toilets

No disabled toilets in building. Other toilets are small and up one step from the lift, with heavy doors.

Common rooms

Level access to common room from lift. Key entry.

Museum

On Downing Site. See separate entry Temporary ramps at entrance. Spacious inside, and mostly level and smooth. Large lift to all three floors.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome. Please discuss in advance if you want to bring your assistance dog into a lab.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch readable buttons in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Extra lights on individual desks in library. Magnifying glass and sheets available in library. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Some signs on individual doors, but no directional signposting.

Other

  • Large plasma screen and good lighting in lecture theatre.
  • Museum has very good lighting, with mostly large and clear signs and information.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • Theatre is small and has fairly good acoustics.
  • Museum is open plan with hard floors and furnishings, so can be quite echoey.
  • Library is carpeted and softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

The fitting of induction loops and the repair of the stairs are currently under consideration.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Biological Anthropology. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Biological Anthropology.

Contact Details

Address
Madingley Rise,
Madingley Road,
Cambridge, CB3 0EZ
Tel.
01223 337 191 (Bullard Labs)
01223 765 700 (BPI)
Fax
01223 360 779 (Bullard Labs)
01223 765 701 (BPI)
Email
gt211@cam.ac.uk (Bullard Labs)
bd203@cam.ac.uk (Bullard Labs)
admin@bpi.cam.ac.uk (BPI)
Website
http://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/ (Bullard Labs)
http://www.bpi.cam.ac.uk/ (BPI)

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Bob Cordiner
Tel.
01223 337 198
Fax
01223 360 779
Email
rabc4@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Madingley Rise Site, a quiet, open area opposite the West Cambridge Site on Madingley Road. About two miles west of the city centre.

Traffic

Madingley Road is very busy with traffic at peak times. Madingley Rise itself is quiet, and speed is restricted.

Services and shops

Very little in the way of nearby services and shops. There are two cafeterias across Madingley Road along JJ Thompson Avenue: one in the Bill Gates Building on the left, the other at the end in the Hauser Forum, both level and easily accessible. Drinks and snacks are available in Madingley Rise House.

Parking

Car park on site, next to the BPI building, with two designated disabled bays.

Other transport options

Uni 4 and Citi 4 buses stop on the West Cambridge Site, over the road.

General Information

Part of the Department of Earth Sciences (see also separate entry). The Wolfson building houses offices, laboratories and a workshop. The BP Institute is connected to Madingley Rise House, which contains the library, tea room and offices.

Smoking

No smoking in any building.

Medical facilities

Several first aiders on site, including the Disability Liaison Officer.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs currently, but they are under consideration.

Physical Access

Entrances

All buildings are by proximity card, with bell for assistance. BP Institute has level access. Madingley Rise House has a small ramp. Wolfson Building has a ramp to the front entrance and a proximity card reader mounted on a post outside the building to trigger the door access system, which has been configured for wheelchair users. Both sets of double doors open automatically. There is also level access at back entrance.

Number of floors

Three floors in BP Institute Madingley Rise House, including basement. Two floors in Wolfson building.

Lifts and stairs

Modern lifts to all floors in Wolfson building and BP Institute.

Lecture theatres

Lecture room on ground floor of Wolfson building, with level access and moveable furniture. Open plan lecture area on top floor of BP Institute. Level and spacious, with moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All teaching rooms in both buildings accessible from lift. Laboratories in Wolfson building are ground floor, but all benches are of standard height.

Library

Small, unstaffed library on upper floor of Madingley Rise House. Accessible via the lift from the BP Institute, but arrange in advance as there are several doors. Large tables and moveable chairs, with fairly low bookshelves.

Computer facilities

Computer room on first floor of Wolfson building, spacious and accessible.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor of BP Institute and Drum building.

Common rooms

Large, spacious common room, with kitchen, on ground floor of Madingley Rise House, leading to BP Institute foyer. Student/univ/disability/staff kitchens on ground floors of Wolfson building, Madingley Rise House and BP Institute.

Museum

See separate entry for the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, on the Downing Site.

Other

  • Drum building, with mainly student offices, has level access and is all on ground floor.
  • Brighton building, mostly used for conservation and storage, has level access and a lift to the first floor.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch readable buttons in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopiers available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large white-on-blue signs to each building. There are few signs around the buildings themselves, but wayfinding is not difficult.

Other

  • Beware the glass doors at the main entrance to the BP Institute, as they are rather hard to see.
  • Lighting throughout all buildings is generally very good.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • Fire alarm panels can easily be adapted for a visual or sensory alarm if necessary.
  • Rather harsh furnishings, especially in the BP Institute. However, there is no traffic or other noise round the site.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Plans are in place to install a ramp at the main entrance to the Wolfson building.

Other Useful Information

For specific information please contact any of the people listed in Enquiries/Access Issues.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Bullard Laboratory and BPI. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 15th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Bullard Laboratory and BPI.

Contact Details

Address
The ED Adrian Building,
Forvie Site,
Robinson Way,
Cambridge, CB2 2PY
Tel.
01223 331 160
Fax
01223 331 174
Website
http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Shannon Tinley-Browne
Tel.
01223 331 160
Fax
01223 331 174
Email
skt37@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

University Forvie Site, on the Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

Parking

Small car park outside, two disabled parking bays at front entrance. Call in advance to reserve a space if attending a meeting or clinic.

General Information

Part of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in the Department.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs or other facilities currently.

Physical Access

Entrances

Shallow ramp to main entrance, with handrails. Manual double doors. Reception with low counter.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. All stairs have continuous handrails.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All members have their own office or shared office space. Library can be used as a meeting room.

Library

Small unstaffed library/meeting room on ground floor. The Clinical School Medical Library can also be used — see separate entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

Most members have their own computers. There are some communal computers for members, all accessible. Wireless access on ground floor via Lapwing/ Eduroam.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor.

Common rooms

Large open lounge area on ground floor, with moveable furniture. Small kitchen.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome, but please discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into the building.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large, clear signs all round the building.

Other

  • Very good lighting generally round the whole building, with large windows.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops.

Other

  • Mostly carpeted and softly furnished.
  • The building is set back from the road, so there is little outside traffic noise.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Centre for Brain Repair. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. This page was last updated on 15th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Centre for Brain Repair.

Contact Details

Address
Wellcome Trust/MCR Building, Box 139,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge, CB2 2XY
Tel.
01223 762 322
Fax
01223 762 323
Website
http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr David Cheesman
Tel.
01223 762 314
Fax
01223 762 132
Email
djc69@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

Use of the building, opened in October 2000, is shared between the University and the Medical Research Council. Two floors are leased to the MRC's Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MBU). Laboratories are mainly used for research by Departments of Haematology, Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Genetics, Pathology, Clinical Neurosciences and Medicine. Good access generally.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or on site.

Medical facilities

Several first aiders in the department, and a first aid room. Hospital nearby.

Emergency procedures

One lift is an evacuation lift, with marked refuges nearby. There is also an evacuation chair. Emergency phones around building. Individual evacuation plans are drawn up for members with disabilities.

Physical Access

Entrances

Revolving door, or wide single door, at entrance. Level, with reception and seating area. Level access through goods entrance from car park.

Number of floors

Seven floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Modern passenger lift and larger goods lift to all floors. All stairs have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Large Lecture Theatre on top floor. Level access from lift, with moveable furniture. Three smaller seminar rooms, one on each of Levels 4, 5, 6, all with level access and with room for a wheelchair.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Meeting lounge on top floor, with level access from lift. Laboratories all have level access from lift. Some lower benches, usually used for dry work but can be adapted if necessary.

Library

Collections of journals on each floor. Main Library in Clinical School — see separate entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

A few public access computers and laptop network points on each floor, with level access from lift but some in rather awkward spaces.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on floors 2, 4 and 6 of the building.

Common rooms

Cafeteria on top floor. Moveable furniture, of various heights. Crowded at peak times. Small seating areas and kitchens on each floor.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in lecture and seminar rooms and in offices, but please give prior notice. It would be difficult to allow a dog into a laboratory for health and safety reasons.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch-readable, Braille and audio information in lift.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear, black and yellow signs around the building. Large hazard/danger signs.

Other

  • Very good lighting generally in all areas of the building.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • The building is fairly open plan and harshly furnished, so open areas can be noisy.
  • Cafeteria is carpeted and softly furnished, but again can be noisy at peak times.

Planned Access Improvements

Adaptations can be made as required — please discuss your individual needs well in advance.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Institute. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the CIMR.

Contact Details

Address
1st floor, 16 Mill Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1SB
Tel.
01223 765 040
Fax
01223 765 505
Email
stephanie@caret.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.caret.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Stephanie Saunders
Tel.
01223 765 040
Fax
01223 765 505
Email
stephanie@caret.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

16 Mill Lane in Old Press Site. See separate entries for 16 Mill Lane and Old Press Site.

General Information

Provides advice and help across the University regarding e-learning and educational technologies.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders on site. First aid room in building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted on staircase.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main entrance in Old Press car park 3. External lift by main entrance to 16 Mill Lane, operated by proximity card only. Bell for assistance. Visitors please arrange in advance.

Number of floors

Located on first floor.

Lifts and stairs

External lift to all floors. Staircase has continuous handrails. The centre is all on the first floor.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Large, open plan office, spacious and carpeted, with various desks and furniture. Meeting rooms all level and accessible, with moveable furniture.

Computer facilities

Staff have their own computers. Equipment and advice to help with RSI available.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor.

Common rooms

Small kitchen in main office, all at standard height but accessible and fairly spacious.

Other

  • Reception lobby, with push-button automatic entry and exit doors.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Large monitors on most computers. Other equipment can be obtained if needed.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch readable buttons and audio information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Not applicable.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signage, with raised lettering, to the centre at main entrance to 16 Mill Lane and on stairwell and at entrance to centre. 16 Mill Lane is not signed from Silver Street.

Other

  • Good lighting in open plan office and other areas generally.
  • Stairs are marked and have continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently. Carpeted and little traffic noise.

Other

  • Main office is open plan, so there is some distraction from other phone calls etc — please say if this is a problem.

The information on this page is the responsibility of CARET. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. This page was last updated on 20th January 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with CARET.

Contact Details

Address
Alison Richard Building,
7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Tel.
01223 337 158
Email
devstudies-adm@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.devstudies.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contacts
Ms Diana Kazemi
Tel.
01223 337 158
Email
dek22@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

7 West Road on the Sidgwick Site. Uni 4 bus stop outside the Alison Richard Building. See separate entries for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

The Centre of Development Studies teaches an MPhil course and PhD programme. Teaching takes place mainly in the Alison Richard Building but can occasionally take place at another location in the University.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted.

Physical Access

Entrances

Wheelchair access to all entrances on the ground floor.

Number of floors

There are four floors in the building (ground, first, second and third).  Centre of Development Studies is on the second floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Teaching takes place at various locations — check accessibility in advance. All teaching rooms in the Alison Richard Building are accessible for wheelchair users.

Computer facilities

Accessible computer room at the Marshall Library by arrangement— see separate entry for Marshall Library.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on all floors.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear signs to the department.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop available in main lecture theatre SG1. 4 mobile induction loops available for use elsewhere in the building.

Other

  • Carpeted and quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Development Studies Committee. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. This page was last updated on 18 September 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Development Studies Committee.

Contact Details

Address
17 Mill Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1RX
Tel.
01223 766 886
Fax
01223 765 276
Email
enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Catherine Hurley
Tel.
01223 760 490
Fax
01223 765 276
Email
ch335@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Old Press Site. See separate entries for 17 Mill Lane and Old Press Site.

General Information

General

Centre organises conferences and research. Building is adjacent to 17 Mill Lane and connected via an intervening door. All commonly used areas are ground floor and accessible.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in 17 Mill Lane.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs, but there is no access for wheelchair users to the upper floor.

Physical Access

Entrances

Seven steps to main entrance, with an awkward handrail. Bell at top of stairs. Low reception desk. Wheelchair access via platform lift at rear of building — arrange in advance.

Number of floors

Two floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

No lift. Stairs have a continuous handrail.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Ground floor seminar and meeting room. Level and accessible through wide doors, with moveable furniture.

Computer facilities

All members have their own computers.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in centre on ground floor. The disabled toilet in the Graduate Union building nearby can also be used.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear external sign. Little signage needed in the building.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • Generally carpeted and quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of CRASSH. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Centre. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with CRASSH.

Contact Details

Address
Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge, CB2 1QT
Tel.
01223 334 160
Fax
01223 334 162
Email
enq@biotech.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Tom Matthams
Tel.
01223 334 163
Fax
01223 334 162
Email
enq@biotech.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Old Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site.

Parking

Two disabled bays, shared with other nearby buildings. One is kept locked to prevent inappropriate usage, so call in advance to reserve.

General Information

General

Located on third and fourth floors of a building shared with the Centre for Stem Cell Research and the Systems Biology Institute. Postgraduate research only is conducted by the institute. Access for those with severe disabilities could be difficult due to health and safety issues, but each case is decided individually.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or in the immediate vicinity.

Medical facilities

Three first aiders. A first aid room is available on level 1.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on two staircases, and trained fire wardens. All members are given full fire induction and practice.

Physical Access

Entrances

Shallow ramp from Tennis Court Road, with handrail. Level entrance through two sets of manual doors with lowered card access on front door. High intercom to reception. Push button exit.

Number of floors

Six floors in total, including basement. Institute located on third and fourth floors of the building.

Lifts and stairs

Passenger lift to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Meeting and seminar rooms accessible, with moveable furniture. Offices are cramped. Laboratories have level access from lift, but are rather cramped and difficult for wheelchair users. Benches are all at standard height.

Library

Pharmacology library nearby - see separate entry. Level and lift access via main entrance, or three steps directly from third floor of institute.

Computer facilities

All members have their own computers. Some are in the labs due to lack of office space. Advice and equipment to help with RSI available.

Toilets

Newly refurbished disabled toilets in basement and on third floor.

Common rooms

Tea room with small kitchen, level and accessible, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in the building, but not in the labs due to health and safety and contamination issues.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. No touch readable buttons or audio information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

See separate entry for Department of Pharmacology. Photocopier available at reception.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear hazard signs. Little directional signage, but the building is based on long corridors and wayfinding is not difficult.

Other

  • Good lighting generally, especially in the labs.
  • Paths outside are automatically lit at night.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in seminar rooms on levels 1, 2 and 3.

Other

  • Some traffic noise from Tennis Court Road, but generally fairly quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Institute. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

Contact Details

Address
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 9DA
Tel.
01223 335 151
Fax
01223 335 409
Website
http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Jane Fisher-Hunt
Tel.
01223 335 193
Fax
01223 335 409
Email
fjf24@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site, near Sidgwick Avenue. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

A small, friendly faculty with around thirty teaching staff. Access to the Faculty is generally good.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider on site.

Emergency procedures

Please report to enquiries desk if you will need assistance to evacuate. Four evacuation chairs on first floor.

Physical Access

Entrances

Three entrances, all with level access. Rather heavy doors. Reasonably low counter at enquiries desk.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift to all floors, located at entrance 3. All staircases have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

All lecture theatres accessible. One is tiered, with fold-down seats and tables, but room for a wheelchair at the back. Others are spacious, with level seating and moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All teaching rooms are either at ground level or have level access from lift. Generally spacious, with moveable seats and tables. Some awkward seats with fixed arm-rest style tables, but other furniture could be provided if necessary.

Library

Ground floor, with level access through two sets of double doors. Fixed tables and moveable chairs. Plenty of space, except between the large volumes shelves at the back. Staffed when open, and staff will help as necessary.

Computer facilities

Ground floor, in room off Library. Fairly spacious, with moveable chairs. Can get busy, but staff can arrange for you to use the four catalogue computers in the main library for internet access.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in main foyer and near entrance 3.

Common rooms

Undergraduate common room on first floor. Level access, plenty of space, and various types of furniture. Graduate common room on ground floor near entrance 1 is accessible.

Museum

See separate entry for the Museum of Classical Archaeology. First floor. Level access from lift through side door. Arrange in advance or through enquiries desk for door to be opened. Level, smooth and spacious inside.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special software available. Lighting in computer room is great, with large windows.

Large print, Braille and audio

Ask individual lecturers in advance for large print copies of handouts. Other large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Lighting in library is good during the day, due to large windows either side. Main lighting in evening activated by motion sensors. Individual lamps on each desk are rather dim. Ask staff for portable lamps. Library has magnifying glasses and photocopiers for text enlargement. The paleography section has an ancient adjustable magnifying device — ask library staff.

Signs and wayfinding

Main signs are large and visible, and temporary notices of lectures and events are also clearly displayed. Door numbers large and clear.

Other

  • Lighting around the building and in all lecture theatres and seminar rooms is generally very good.
  • Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Portable induction loops are available to borrow. Arrange in advance with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Other

  • Acoustics are generally good, as the building is mostly carpeted and quiet. Lecture theatres and teaching rooms are reasonably small and amplification is not normally needed.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Some seating in lecture theatres may be replaced in the medium term.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Classics. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Faculty. This page was last updated on 5 February 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Classics.

Metabolic Research Laboratories

Contact Details

Address
Level 4, Institute of Metabolic Science, Box 289,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge, CB2 2QR
Tel.
01223 336 792
Fax
01223 330 598
Website
http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk

Access Issues

Contact
Miss Victoria Bonnici
Tel.
01223 336 792
Fax
01223 330 598
Email
vsfb2@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Based on levels 4 and 5 of the Institute of Metabolic Science which can be found in the same building as the Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre on the Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

The department will be moving around March 2008 to a brand new building with good access on Robinson Way. The following information applies to the Addenbrooke's offices. Some research takes place in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research building, the Physiology building, and the Central Biomedical Services. Adjustments are regularly made to accommodate the needs of staff members, so please discuss any problems or suggestions with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in the department. Accident and Emergency Department in Hospital on site.

Emergency procedures

Hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move horizontally through the building to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding. Fire tours given to all members.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at outside entrance (from Keith Day Road), through revolving or seperate double automatic door, then lift up to fourth floor.

Number of floors

The main departmental offices are on the fourth floor of the building.

Lifts and stairs

Three lifts to all floors with adjacent stairwell.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Meeting rooms and offices all level and accessible, with moveable furniture. Laboratory benches are currently all at standard height, but adjustments could be made.

Library

A few journals are kept in the open office (fully accessible) on level 4. Main library in the Clinical School - see separate entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

Small IT suite. Both PCs and Macs and space for laptops. Various types of mice and mouse mats, bookstands, foot and arm rests to help with repetitive strain injury are available. Please ask if you need something.

Toilets

Large disabled toilet in the department, and many more on site.

Common rooms

One social room, level and accessible. Chairs with armrests could be acquired if necessary.

Other

  • Doors are controlled by swipe card entry, all points are at an accessible level. Please ask at the office if you need help.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs may be a problem, as several members have severe allergies and there is a health and safety issue in the laboratories. Please discuss in advance.

Computer facilities

Large monitors in the IT suite. Other software and hardware can be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch-readable and audio information in lift.

Signs and wayfinding

Signs at NHS reception on Level 2. Department fully signed. A full tour and induction is given to all members.

Other

  • Projection screens in all meeting rooms.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops in Addenbrooke's department. Induction loops will be fitted in the new building by March 2008.

Other

  • Acoustics are not generally a problem due to department layout, speakers in meeting rooms and small offices.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Individual support can be given to those with Specific Learning Difficulties, so please do discuss any needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

None planned.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. The page was last updated on 23rd May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Clinical Biochemistry.

Contact Details

Address
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge, CB2 2SP
Tel.
01223 336 700
Fax
01223 336 709
Website
http://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Brenda Purkiss
Tel.
01223 336 728
Fax
01223 336 709
Email
bap11@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

The School of Clinical Medicine encompasses many departments and divisions, mostly based at Addenbrooke's. The school's lecture theatres, seminar rooms, library, student common room and administrative offices are in a central building near the main Addenbrooke's entrance. Note that the first three years of an undergraduate medical degree are mostly taught in the University's Biological Sciences departments on the Downing Site.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere on site.

Medical facilities

First aiders in the main school building. Hospital on site.

Emergency procedures

There are two evacuation chairs in the main school building and there are staff trained to use them.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to main entrance of main school building through automatic doors. Smooth and spacious reception area, with low counter.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

William Harvey lecture theatre is very large, with tiered fold-down seating. Some space at the front for wheelchairs, please report to Reception on arrival to arrange access. Lecture theatre 2 has level access, tiered seating, but some room for wheelchairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Seminar and meeting rooms all on ground floor or with level access from the lift. Spacious and carpeted, with moveable furniture.

Library

Central Medical Library —see separate entry for Medical Library. Spread over two floors. Outside lift to upper floor (older journals), but arrange in advance. Carpeted, with high, narrow shelves. Plenty of workspace and some seats with armrests.

Computer facilities

Large computer room in library, with level access from lift and plenty of space inside. Wireless internet in library, and network cards available from reception. Large computer room on ground floor for members of the Medical School only.

Toilets

Wide cubicles inside men's and ladies' toilets in basement. Wide cubicle inside ladies' toilet in library, which could be adapted for wheelchair users.

Common rooms

Large common room on ground floor. Level and smooth, with moveable furniture. Some chairs with armrests. Some computers, but on fairly high desks.

Other

  • Cafeteria open to NHS Clinicians, University staff and Clinical students. Serves drinks, snacks and lunches weekday office hours. Level, spacious, with moveable furniture and some seats with armrests.
  • There are also several accessible public refreshment outlets on the ground floor of the main hospital.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in main school building. Please discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into laboratories or the hospital.

Computer facilities

The software 'Zoomtext' to improve on-screen legibility is installed on one work station in the Clinical School Library's level 4 IT suite. The software requires a USB dongle to work, which is held by the Library reception and given out to users on request - this was tested on installation with positive feedback.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. No touch readable or audio information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass available in library. Other magnification equipment could be acquired if necessary. Photocopier available in library for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Mostly good, clear black on silver signage around the building. Bright labelling used in library.

Other

  • Excellent lighting in lecture theatres, seminar rooms, library, common room, and generally around the building.
  • Stairs are all marked, and have continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in William Harvey lecture theatre and smaller lecture theatre of main School building.

Other

  • Carpeted and fairly softly furnished throughout main school building.
  • William Harvey lecture theatre is very large, but again softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

If a student experiences problems related to a disability during the course, support is provided by the tutorial system, Counselling Service and the Disability Resource Centre.

Other Useful Information

A disability need not prevent you from becoming a doctor if you can fulfil the rigorous demands of professional fitness to practice. If you have a disability, you should contact an Admissions Tutor and the University's Disability Resource Centre as early as possible to discuss your needs and the requirements of the course.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the School of Clinical Medicine. The DRC updates information as it is received from the School. This page was last updated on 19th January 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the School of Clinical Medicine.

Contact Details

Address
William Gates Building,
15 JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 0FD
Tel.
01223 763 500
Fax
01223 334 678
Email
departmental-secretary@cl.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Lise Gough
Tel.
01223 334 656
Fax
01223 334 678
Email
lise.gough@cl.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

West Cambridge Site. See separate entry for West Cambridge Site.

General Information

Building opened in 2001 with good access. A proximity card security system allows out of hours access, and access to some teaching and research areas. First year undergraduates are mainly taught on the New Museums Site (see separate entries as required), but lectures and teaching can be moved to more accessible locations if necessary.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or on the surrounding paths.

Medical facilities

Several first aiders in the department. First aid room.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted. Orange areas of the building denote fire escapes and refuges.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance through two sets of automatic doors. Reception with low counter. Level side entrance.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Two large lifts to all floors. All stairs have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Level access to both large and small lecture theatres. Both are tiered, with soft fold-down seats and a designated wheelchair space at the front. First year lectures take place in the New Museums Site, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, the Arts School and the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Teaching laboratory is large and spacious, with level access by lift. Moveable chairs. Individual workstations can be adapted according to need and reserved. MPhil teaching room and seminar room also fully accessible.

Library

Ground level access, carpeted and spacious inside. Plenty of workspace. Sufficient space between shelves, with some rolling stacks. Low issue desk, staffed office hours. Disabled toilet outside.

Computer facilities

Many computers in teaching lab and MPhil teaching room, all accessible and adaptable according to need.

Toilets

Six modern disabled toilets, clearly signposted in various locations around the building.

Common rooms

Level access to main common room from lift. Carpeted and spacious, with low tables and chairs. Other furniture could be acquired if needed. Kitchens on every floor and most corners of the building for staff and PhD only.

Other

  • Cafeteria on ground floor serving drinks, snacks and light lunches. All level and accessible, with a disabled toilet nearby.
  • Titan and Phoenix teaching rooms on New Museums Site used for undergraduates — see separate entry for the Computing Service.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Various software and hardware can be made available, including speech recognition software — discuss your needs in advance. Computers can be adapted and reserved if needed.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch readable buttons and audio information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting in library, with large windows and extra lights on individual desks. Automatic lights in bookshelves. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear white-on-blue signs all round the building.

Other

  • Large windows and good lighting generally in all areas of the building, particularly the teaching lab.
  • Dual projectors and very large screens in lecture theatres.
  • Stairs are all marked and have continuous handrails.
  • Glass doors have been a problem in the past, but extra frosting has recently been put in place to increase their visibility.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in both lecture theatres.

Other

  • Building is fairly open plan, so public areas can be noisy when lectures change over.
  • Most of the building is carpeted and softly furnished, however, so individual rooms and teaching areas are quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Various pieces of equipment available to help students with Specific Learning Difficulties. Other arrangements in conjunction with the DRC. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Automatic door openers may soon be installed in some areas, such as the library and teaching rooms.

Other Useful Information

  • Equipment to help with repetitive strain injury can be provided, such as different types of mice, templates, writing boards and speech recognition systems. Please ask if you need anything.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Computer Sciences. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Computer Sciences.

Contact Details

Address
Madingley Hall,
Madingley,
Cambridge, CB3 8AQ
Tel.
01223 746 222
Fax
01223 746 290
Website
http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Ian Willis
Tel.
01223 746 222
Fax
01223 746 290
Email
giw1000@cam.ac.uk

Location, services and transport

Located within Madingley Hall. See separate entry for Madingley Hall.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Institute of Continuing Education. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Institute. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Institute of Continuing Education.

Contact Details

Address
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Tel.
01223 335 360
Fax
01223 335 356
Website
http://www.crim.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Caroline Edwards
Tel.
01223 335 370
Fax
01223 335 356
Email
cce23@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

New building, opened May 2005, with good access facilities. Security swipe card system throughout building. Visitors with disability requirements are encouraged to contact the Institute prior to the visit so that where relevant, assistance can be provided. The Library can be contacted on 01223 335372 and Reception on 01223 335360.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in building.

Emergency procedures

One motorised evacuation chair.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance, through two sets of automatic doors.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors, requiring security proximity card. Stairs all have handrails.

Lecture theatres

Lectures all take place in building. Lecture theatre in basement, accessed by lift, with level seating and moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Seminar and teaching rooms in basement, accessed by lift, with level seating and moveable furniture.

Library

Over two floors. Level access to ground floor. A powered door has been installed. Carpeted and spacious, with low counter. Upper level accessed via internal stairs or external lift. Regular users can arrange an access card to enter upper floor. Workspaces can be reserved.

Computer facilities

Computer room in basement, accessed by lift. Some computers in library.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on each floor.

Common rooms

Common room in basement, accessed by lift. Round tables and moveable chairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Coloured paper available for photocopying.

Library and magnification equipment

Workspaces can be reserved where this is more light. Extra lights on some individual desks. Magnifying sheets available. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good signs and clear directions.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops.

Other

  • Library is softly furnished with carpets and sofas, and very quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Coloured paper available for photocopying. Individual help can be given.

Planned Access Improvements

None at present.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Institute of Criminology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Institute. This page was last updated on 23rd May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Institute of Criminology.

Contact Details

Address
West Road,
Cambridge, CB3 9BS
Tel.
01223 763 002
Fax
01223 763 003
Email
faculty-office@divinity.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Peter Harland
Tel.
01223 763 017
Fax
01223 763 003
Email
pjh42@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

New building, opened in 2000, with good access.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders on site.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted near fire escapes.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance. Smooth and carpeted inside. The Faculty has automated and push button doors.

Number of floors

Four floors, including basement, plus a mezzanine level.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors, with fold-down seat inside. Wheelchair lift in library. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

All lectures take place in the building. Lecture theatres at basement level, accessible by lift and level inside. Three have fixed bench seating, but the rest have moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All teaching and seminar rooms accessible by lift.

Library

Second floor, through heavy doors from lift. Smooth and spacious. Wheelchair lift to upper gallery, not suitable for heavy electric wheelchairs. Staff will fetch books. Plenty of workspace at lower level.

Computer facilities

Wireless internet installed across whole building. Computers available for use in Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on ground and second floors.

Common rooms

Ground floor, smooth, level, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Library staff are very aware of fonts and colours to use on notices and leaflets. Staff happy to give any help needed. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs around the building.

Other

  • Lift has touch-readable buttons and audio information.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in main lecture theatre.

Other

  • Library is open plan, so sound does carry, but furnishings are soft and the room is small.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Divinity. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Faculty. This page was last updated on 25th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Divinity.

Contact Details

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3EQ
Tel.
01223 333 400
Fax
01223 333 450
Website
http://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Martin Walker
Tel.
01223 333 476
Fax
01223 333 450
Email
mgw21@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

Parking

Disabled parking can be arranged by contacting the department Disability Liaison Officer.

General Information

Large building, containing North and South Wings and the Sedgwick Museum.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Four first aiders in the department.

Emergency procedures

Manual amd motorised evacuation chair in North and South Wings. The departmental fire manager should be alerted to potential need so that a personal evacuation plan can be prepared.

Physical Access

Entrances

The main North Wing entrance through narrow double doors, each 66cm. Level access to South Wing through double doors, each 70cm.

Number of floors

Four floors in North Wing and five floors in South Wing, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

There are lifts in both the North and South Wings. The second floor of the North Wing (teaching labs and library) can be accessed from the third floor South Wing as well as the lift in the North Wing.

Lecture theatres

Tilley lecture theatre in South Wing has level entrance, then a narrow ramp down to theatre. Small amount of space, for one or two wheelchairs. Tiered seating, with wooden steps and no handrails.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Teaching laboratories and Harker seminar rooms on second floor of North Wing, level access from lift, with moveable furniture. South Wing seminar rooms and teaching laboratories all accessible by lift.

Library

Second floor of North Wing, with level access from lift through double doors. Spacious inside, with moveable furniture. Plenty of workspace. Staff will help fetch books. Variable heights of workspaces available.

Computer facilities

There is a computer suite in the library for undergraduates. There is a postgraduate computer room on the top floor of North Wing, with level access from lift.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor of North Wing, near lift. Braille signage. Also third floor South Wing with automatic door, large area for wheelchair turning. This is the same level as second floor North Wing.

Common rooms

Large common room on ground floor of North Wing. Spacious and carpeted, with moveable furniture.

Museum

Please see seperate entry for the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Main library web pages have high contrast and large text, and are machine readable. Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass available in library. Photocopier available for text enlargement, and coloured paper available also.

Signs and wayfinding

Signs in museum vary - signs on the new displays are large and clear, but signs on the older cabinets are small and hard to read. Little directional signposting.

Other

  • New displays in museum are very well lit. Older cabinets are rather dimly lit, and difficult to see clearly.
  • Library and museum staff will assist as necessary — please ask.
  • The Sedgwick Museum has a handling trolley and some touchable objects on display. Museum staff are always available for additional assistance with handling specific objects and for requests.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements in place for students with Specific Learning Difficulties. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

It is planned to improve internal access within the museum to allow easier access between levels.

Other Useful Information

There is a high level of general awareness of disability issues throughout the department at all levels, and we pride ourselves on our ability to be flexible and inclusive of a wide range of students who might require special support. We endeavour to include students as far as possible in the whole range of course activities, including practical classes and fieldwork.

If it is not possible for a student to go in the field, we are keen to offer alternative activities to enable all students to fully participate in the rich experience of studying the Earth Sciences.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Earth Sciences. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 23rd May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Earth Sciences.

Contact Details

Address
Wesley House,
Jesus Lane,
Cambridge CB5 8BJ
Tel.
01223 741 026
Fax
01223 741 027
 

General Information

Location

Located within Wesley House. See separate entry for Wesley House in the Colleges section.

Contact Details

Address
Austin Robinson Building,
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DD
Tel.
01223 335 200
Fax
01223 335 475
Email
faculty@econ.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Craig Peacock
Tel.
01223 335 253
Fax
01223 335 475
Email
cjp24@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

General

Faculty housed in Austin Robinson building. Most lectures take place in Lecture Block and Lady Mitchell Hall (see separate entries).

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in building, and more on site.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs available, with staff trained in their use. First floor toilet doubles as a fire refuge, and there is a refuge in the Marshall library.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance, through two sets of double doors. Level entrance to Marshall building opposite, with wheelchair lift to basement and mezzanine levels.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Rather small lift (100x103x99) to first, second and third floors of Austin Robinson building. Marshall building has wheelchair lift to basement and mezzanine levels, but you must arrange in advance. Stairs have handrails.

Lecture theatres

Most lectures take place in Lecture Block and Lady Mitchell Hall — see separate entries.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Keynes seminar room on top floor of Austin Robinson building, accessed only by stairs. Other seminar and teaching rooms on mezzanine of Marshall building, with wheelchair lift access. Level inside.

Library

Second floor of Marshall building. Lift access from Austin Robinson building, but arrange in advance for the back door to be opened. Five steps or wheelchair lift to main area, which is spacious and smooth. Journals upstairs, only accessible by stairs, but staff will fetch. All stairs have handrails.

Computer facilities

Computer room in basement of Marshall building, accessed by wheelchair lift. Rather small, but with moveable chairs. Power points in library for laptops.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in basement of Marshall building, and on first floor of Austin Robinson building.

Common rooms

Graduate common room on mezzanine of Marshall building, accessed by stairlift. Faculty common room on fourth floor, only accessible by stairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting in library, and extra lights on some individual desks. Photocopier available. Magnifying sheets or glasses could be acquired if needed.

Signs and wayfinding

Signs are fairly clear.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Some infra-red systems in Lecture Block and induction loop in Lady Mitchell Hall — see separate entries.

Other

  • Telephones are designed for hearing aid users — switch to T.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Economics. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Faculty. This page was last updated on 25th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Economics.

Contact Details

Address
184 Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 8PQ
Tel.
01223 767 600
Fax
01223 767 602
Website
http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Patrick Boydell
Tel.
01223 767 727
Fax
01223 767 602
Email
facilities@educ.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

The Faculty of Education is located at 184 Hills Road and is approximately two miles from the City Centre, next door to Homerton College with whom we share some Facilities. We are also approximately one mile from Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Traffic

Hills Road can be very busy during rush hour. Pavements and cycle paths are wide.

Services and shops

There are several convenience stores and two Express Supermarkets in the vicinity. In addition there is an entertainment park, including fully accessible cinema, bowling alley, nightclub and several restaurants, on the corner of Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road.

Parking

The Faculty of Education currently uses two car parks, one at Homerton College (entrance on Hills Road) and the Donald McIntyre car park (entrance via Harrison Drive.) The Donald McIntyre Building has six designated disabled bays in its car park. There are also two bays outside Trumpington House and two bays at the Mary Allan Building. Disabled students can obtain a parking permit by contacting reception@educ.cam.ac.uk

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop outside. Bus stops also for C1, C7, C8, 13 and 13a. Babraham Park and Ride is fairly nearby.

General Information

The Faculty of Education comprises of four buildings: The Donald McIntyre Building, the Mary Allan Building, Trumpington House and the Science Education Centre. All of the buildings are fully accessible, with the exception of Trumpington House which is an older builiding and can prove difficult to access, but does not need to be used if there is a problem. The site is fairly large, but paths between buidlings are good.

Smoking

The Faculty of Education is a no smoking site.

Medical facilities

There are First Aid stations in each of the Faculty's buildings.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs have been fitted (Donald McIntyre Building and Mary Allan Building only), with designated and trained fire wardens. There are refuge points on all stairwells. Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans are drawn up where necessary.

Physical Access

Entrances

There is level access to the Donald McIntyre Building, through automatic doors. There is a push-button automatic exit. The Mary Allan Building also has level access, through manual doors or automatic doors (car park side). Trumpington House has a stepped entrance. The Science Education Centre has level access.

Number of floors

There are four floors in the Donald McIntyre Building, including ground floor. The Mary Allan Building has three floors. Trumpington House has two floors in use. The Science Education Centre is on one level (ground floor).

Lifts and stairs

There are lifts to all floors in both the Donald McIntyre Building and the Mary Allan Building. Staircases all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

The Auditorium in the Mary Allan building is level and accessible, with moveable furniture and plenty of space for wheelchairs. The tiered lecture theatre in Science Education Centre has level access to the lower tier.

Seminar/teaching rooms

We have 16 teaching/meeting rooms in Donald McIntyre Building, all with level access from lift. They are spacious, with moveable furniture. The three teaching rooms in the Science Education Centre all have level access. There is also level access to the Arts Studio.

Library

There is level access to the Library on the ground floor and a low counter at the enquiry/issue desk. The Library is staffed by a permanent team, who are very happy to assist readers, throughout opening hours. It is spacious and carpeted, with wide shelving and ramps to the Lower Ground Floor and the Lily Pads (upper floor). There are Managed Cluster computers, power points for laptops and Wireless internet access (eduroam and lapwing). There are two disabled toilets available, one on the lower ground floor and one on the upper level.

Computer facilities

There are three IT suites in the Donald McIntyre Building, which are available for use when there are no classes taking place. Wireless internet access (eduroam and lapwing) is available throughout the majority of the Donald McIntyre Building, the Science Education Centre and Trumpington House. The Mary Allan Building also has eduroam available.

Toilets

There are disabled toilets on every floor of the Donald McIntyre Building and the Mary Allan buildings, and two disabled toilets in the Library.

Common rooms

The cafeteria in the Donald McIntyre Building is run by Origin8, serving tea and coffee, snacks and light lunches. There is a ramp leading down to the cafeteria, which is on a slightly lower level.

Other

  • The garden is level and accessible, with even paving on the paths, good lighting, and some benches.
  • Dance/drama studio on site has level access.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

We do not have any special hardware of software for visually impaired users. However, this could be acquired if necessary, and has been in the past.

Large print, Braille and audio

With advance notice large print information can be provided, on coloured paper if necessary. Our AV department wil also process requests.

Library and magnification equipment

The Library is North facing and study spaces on the lower ground floor bench enjoy lots of natural light. There are lights above each bay of shelving and the Library is well lit. The Library signage is clear and large and staff are always happy to help readers locate the information they need. There are two photocopiers available, one on the lower ground floor and one on Lily Pad 2. Other facilities could be acquired if needed.

Signs and wayfinding

The signage in and around the Donald McIntyre Building is mostly white-on-grey. Advice from the RNIB was followed when the signs were installed. There is adequate signage around the site itself and the Mary Allan Building.

Other

  • The Faculty buildings have adequate internal and external lighting, including lit paths, car parks and grounds.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops have been installed at the Reception Desk in the Donald McIntyre Building, classrooms GS4 and GS5 and the Reception area in the Mary Allan Building.

Other

  • Fire alarm could be adapted for use with a pager if required.
  • The Donald McIntyre Building is large and open plan, with a walkway through the middle of the building known as "the Street". Sound travels, but measures have been taken to minimise this.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

  • Discuss your individual needs with the Disability Liaison Officer, who will liaise with the Disability Resource Centre.
  • Special arrangements can be made with the Librarian for students with Specific Learning Difficulties or any other special needs.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Education. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Faculty. This page was last updated on 25th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Education.

Contact Details

Address
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
Tel.
01223 332 600
Fax
01223 332 662
Website
http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Ian Slack
Tel.
01223 332 740
Email
is307@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Corner of Trumpington Street and Fen Causeway. A five minute walk to the city centre via Trumpington Street, or to Old Press Site/Silver Street via footpath along river.

Traffic

Both Trumpington Street and Fen Causeway are busy with traffic, and there is a dangerous mini-roundabout at the junction. Zebra crossing on Fen Causeway and traffic island on Trumpington Street.

Services and shops

City centre. There are some shops, cafes and restaurants on Trumpington Street and Lensfield Road.

Parking

Large car park. Call in advance to arrange a disabled bay near the main entrance. Disabled members can obtain a regular parking permit.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop on Trumpington Street. 18 and 18a bus stop on Fen Causeway. Pedestrian footpath along river to back of department.

General Information

All undergraduate teaching takes place on the main site, which consists of the Baker and Inglis buildings and a central Courtyard. Access is generally good. There are also research groups in 12 satellite buildings around Cambridge, some newly built or refurbished and some less accessible. Arrangements can generally be made to accommodate disabilities, so please do discuss any needs in advance.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere on site, including outside the buildings.

Medical facilities

11 first aiders on site and first aiders in all satellite buildings. First aid room on first floor of Baker building and in Mill Lane.

Emergency procedures

Call in advance if you will need help evacuating so that an individual plan can be drawn up. Evacuation chairs, refuges and trained fire wardens all on site.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to site from both entrances. Level main entrance in Baker building through automatic door. Reception with low counter and waiting area in foyer. Level access to Inglis building through wide manual door.

Number of floors

Six floors in Baker building, including basement. Two floors in Inglis building plus a mezzanine and loft conversion, and three in the Inglis building extension.

Lifts and stairs

Three lifts in Baker building (two passenger and one goods lift), giving access to all floors except the new top floor. Passenger lift in Inglis building to all floors except the loft conversion. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

11 lecture theatres in total. Three are tiered with fixed bench seating, but with level access to front or back, and space for wheelchairs. Others are all level and accessible except lecture room 3. Two have recently been refurbished.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Several meeting rooms and a board room, all accessible, with moveable chairs. Laboratories in both buildings, all accessible by lift except the upper workshop. Standard height benches, but adjustments can be made as required.

Library

First floor of Baker building, with level access from lift through manual double doors. Level and spacious, with plenty of workspace. Staffed office hours.

Computer facilities

Design Project Office in Baker building. Many are at standing height with stool seating, but there are several low level computers with moveable chairs. Special equipment can be acquired for those with RSI, and has been in the past.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in basement of Baker building and in Hopkinson Lab in Inglis building. Large cubicle in Inglis building.

Common rooms

Two common rooms, both accessible and with moveable furniture of varying heights. Kitchen in middle, serving light lunches and snacks, with low see-through food counter.

Other

  • Corridors are wide and generally uncluttered. Fire doors are held back with magnetic locks, giving easy independent access around the buildings.
  • Ramps down to Courtyard, giving easy passage between Baker and Inglis buildings.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Print room on site. Touch readable buttons in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass, extra worklights and photocopiers available in library.

Signs and wayfinding

Large, clear signs both outside and inside. The Department is complicated, so ask for assistance to familiarise yourself with the route. Maps available.

Other

  • Very large screens in lecture theatres. Video-conferencing in room 5 on large screen.
  • Good lighting in laboratories and most main areas.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in lecture theatres 0 and 4. More will be fitted as each lecture room is refurbished.

Other

  • Vibrating pager fire alarm available.
  • Some traffic noise on site, but library and all lecture theatres are set back from the road.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

  • Glass lift in Courtyard being replaced by modern lift.
  • Refurbishments to fourth floor.
  • Other adaptations can be made as and when needed.

Other Useful Information

  • Security team on patrol until 11.30pm. In the event of a problem after this time, please call Central Security on 31818, who have a radio link to local security personnel.
  • Proximity card security card system around site for out of hours access.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Engineering. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Engineering.

Contact Details

Address
9 West Road,
Cambridge CB3 9DP
Tel.
01223 335 070
Fax
01223 335 075
Email
english-faculty@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Vicky Aldred
Tel.
01223 335 070
Fax
01223 335 075
Email
va215@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

New building, opened in 2005. Good access. Houses the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (part of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.)

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

One of the custodians has been trained in frontline first aid and there are first aiders on site nearby. Custodial staff have walky-talkies to enable fast communication if there is an accident.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on all floors near fire staircases and refuge points, where there are alarms. Fire staircases are safe areas. Fire wardens on all floors.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance, through two sets of automatic doors.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift to all floors.

Lecture theatres

Many lectures take place in the building. Lecture theatres are all accessible by lift, with level seating.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All seminar and teaching rooms level and accessible.

Library

Main entrance on ground floor, through two wide manual doors. Over three floors, accessed via external lift, but you must arrange for a librarian to open the doors from the inside. Low computer for catalogue checking in basement. Spacious and carpeted.

Computer facilities

Computers mostly on ground floor of library, all low and accessible. Some computers in graduate study area on second floor, all accessible.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on all floors except ground floor.

Common rooms

Seating area on ground floor with low tables and chairs, and some drinks machines. Spacious, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Scanner available in library, for use with Kurzweil software.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request — exam papers have been enlarged in the past. Lift has touch-readable buttons and audio information.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting in library, with large windows and extra lights on individual desks. Electronic text magnification device in library, on loan from the Disability Resource Centre. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs and directions.

Other

  • Stairs are all marked, and have contrasting handrails. Large windows and good lighting throughout building.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in the large lecture theatre.

Other

  • Flashing alarm fitted in drama studio in basement.
  • Mostly carpeted, with fairly soft furnishings throughout building.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Improvements as and when needed — do ask if you have any requests.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of English. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Faculty. This page was last updated on 16 April 2014. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of English.

Department of Genetics hosts its own Access Guide information on the Department of Genetics website. Please find full details at: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/department/disabledaccess.html

Contact Details

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge CB2 3EH
Tel.
01223 333 999
Fax
01223 333 992
Email
info@gen.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr John Roote
Tel.
01223 765 124
Fax
01223 333 992
Email
j.roote@gen.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

General Information

Most of the department is accessible. An access audit has recently taken place, and the department has improved disabled access to the building in accordance with its recommendations.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in department and on site.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on every floor.

Physical Access

Entrances

Several steps to main entrance, with handrail. Wheelchair lift to main entrance and push-button entrance access. Low counter at reception.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Large, modern lift to all floors except mezzanine, which includes some offices, FlyBase and Bateson Seminar Room. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Please note the Biffen Lecture Theatre is not owned or used by the Department of Genetics.

Biffen Lecture Theatre accessible via ramp outside building.

Seminar/teaching rooms

SBS Bioinformatics Teaching Facility and Part II teaching rooms have level access from lift. Laboratory areas have level access from lift. Bateson Seminar Room only accessible via steep stairs.

Library

Level access from lift through double doors. Spacious and carpeted, with moveable furniture. Staffed half the time, and staff will help. Most books accessible.

Computer facilities

PWF computers in library. Laptops also allowed in library, and wireless internet is available.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor near reception area.

Common room/seminar room

Level access from lift. Smooth and spacious, with moveable furniture. Small kitchen.

Other

  • Biffen lecture theatre, located in the building but not strictly part of the department, has ramped access through a wide door.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Could be acquired if needed.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting, with mostly clear, bright signs. Photocopier available. Other facilities could be acquired if needed.

Signs and wayfinding

Good signs all around building, and the department is not large or complicated.

Other

  • Pathways around the outside of the department, currently cluttered and unmarked, are due to be improved soon.
  • If you have any concerns, please contact the department before visiting so that assistance can be arranged if needed.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Biffen lecture theatre and teaching rooms.

Portable inducation loop available from reception.

Other

  • Fire alarm due to be adapted for use with portable vibrating alarms.
  • Teaching rooms, lecture theatre and library are carpeted and softly furnished, with good acoustics.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Pathways will be cleared and marked. Fire alarm due to be adapted for hearing impairments. Other adaptations can be made as necessary.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Genetics. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 29th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Genetics.

Contact Details

Address
Downing Place,
Cambridge CB2 3EN
Tel.
01223 333 399
Fax
01223 333 392
Email
enquiries@geog.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contacts
Mr Konstantinos Milonidis
Tel.
01223 333 369
Fax
01223 333 392
Email
km570@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

Parking

Small amount of car parking available, with permits allocated in October each year. Disabled members could obtain a permit.

General Information

The Department of Geography is located in two buildings: the main building and the Sir William Hardy Building that is shared with the Department of Experimental Psychology and Estate Management.

The main building is an old office edifice whose structure makes it very difficult to make all its areas accessible to wheelchair users. The Sir William Hardy Building, of more recent construction, has all its areas easily accessible.

Smoking

Both the main building and the Sir William Hardy Building are no smoking areas.

Medical facilities

Three first aiders in the main building and one in the Sir William Hardy Building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on the first floor of the Sir William Hardy Building.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main building: ramp to side entrance where the wheelchair platform lift is located.

Sir William Hardy Building: level access to the ground floor of the building. Double-door entrance. Push-button exits on all floors.

Number of floors

Main building: five floors in main building including the basement.

Sir William Hardy Building: three floors.

Lifts and stairs

Main building: wheelchair platform lift to allow access to the two lecture theatres (one on the ground floor and one on the basement floor), the seminar room, the Physical Geography laboratories and the disabled toilet. All other areas are accessible by the stairs.

Sir William Hardy Building: wheelchair platform lift to all floors except for the attic.

Lecture theatres (teaching rooms) and seminar room

Main building: the two lecture theatres and the seminar room can be accessed by using the wheelchair platform lift. There is a wheelchair ramp to the large lecture theatre.

Sir William Hardy Building: the teaching rooms (on the first floor and second floor) can be accessed by using the wheelchair platform lift.

Supervision rooms

Main building: supervision rooms are accessed by the stairs.

Library

Main building: the library is on the first floor and can only be accessed by the stairs. There is plenty of workspace. The counter and shelves are high.

Sir William Hardy Building: the Gender Studies library and the HPSS library on the first floor can be accessed by using the wheelchair platform lift. The map library is on the ground floor.

Computer facilities

Main building: the computer laboratory is on the top floor, accessed only by the stairs.

Toilets

Main building: disabled toilet on the basement floor, accessible by wheelchair platform lift.

Sir William Hardy Building: disabled toilet on the ground floor.

Common rooms

Main building: the common room (for postgraduates and staff) is on the second floor. There are low tables and chairs without armrests.

Sir William Hardy Building: the common room (for the HPSS staff and students) is on the ground floor.

Other

  • Field trips often undertaken in hired coaches with driver. Risk assessments are completed for each trip.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users in the Department. Some can be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print material can be available on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Main building: rather dim lighting in the library and no extra lights on desks. Signs and markings are small and hard to read. Photocopier available for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Main building and Sir William Hardy Building: department maps are located at each of the two entrances. Sufficient signage around the Department.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Main building and Sir William Hardy Building: no induction loops in lecture theatres. No PA system. However several deaf and hearing impaired students have successfully completed their studies in the department.

Other

  • Several Deaf and hearing impaired students have studied at the Department.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer (Ms Marilena Gonella, mg455@cam.ac.uk.)

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Geography. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 29th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Geography.

Contact Details

Address
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research,
Wellcome Trust/MRC Building,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 0XY
Tel.
01223 336 820
Fax
01223 762 670
Website
http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Linda Butler
Tel.
01223 336 830
Fax
01223 336 827
Email
lb205@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Spread across the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, the MRC-LMB building, and the National Blood Centre. One member is based in Haematology in level 3 of the Lab Block in Addenbrooke's Hospital. See also entries for Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

Haematology has no home Department as such, but most buildings are fully accessible to wheelchair users. Visitors would be escorted at all times. The Department focuses solely on research and does not provide undergraduate teaching. Regular access for those with severe disabilities would be difficult, due to the nature of the research undertaken and the facilities involved. Please discuss any issues in advance.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Haematology. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Haematology.

Contact Details

Address
West Road,
Cambridge CB3 9EF
Tel.
01223 335 340
Fax
01223 335 968
Website
http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Liz Partridge
Tel.
01223 335 313
Fax
01223 335 968
Email
esp23@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Large faculty. Adaptations have been made to facilitate access.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider usually in building, and others on site.

Emergency procedures

Two motorised evacuation chairs, with staff trained in their use.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main and back entrances both level, through automatic push-button doors.

Number of floors

Eight floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors except sixth floor and lower ground.

Lecture theatres

Most lectures take place in the building. Lecture rooms on second and third floors, accessible by lift or stairs. Currently, lower ground floor rooms only accessible via short flight of stairs. Level, with moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Seminar and teaching rooms mostly accessible by lift. Level, with moveable furniture.

Library

Level entrance to foyer. Seven steps with handrail down to main area, or wheelchair lift. The study desks and majority of the book collection are located on the lower ground floor, with some material on a higher mezzanine level which staff can retrieve on request.

Computer facilities

Graduate computer room on first floor, accessed by lift. Out of hours access via ramp and short flight of steps with handrail. Undergraduate computers in library on lower ground floor, accessible by short flight of steps or wheelchair lift. Several other computers for internet and email are available at ground level.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor.

Common rooms

Student common room on first floor, accessed by lift.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting and large windows in library, with extra lights on individual desks. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear signs.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops.

Other

  • Library is rather large and echoey, with hard furnishings, so sound does travel.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Wheelchair access to basement lecture rooms via ramp.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of History. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of History.

Contact Details

Address
Free School Lane,
Cambridge CB2 3RH
Tel.
01223 334 500
Fax
01223 334 554
Email
hps-admin@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Tamara Hug
Tel.
01223 334 540
Fax
01223 334 554
Email
th10001@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

New Museums Site, with main entrance off Free School Lane. See separate entry for New Museums Site.

General Information

Small, friendly department, with its own Whipple Museum. Some lectures take place in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms or the Arts School. A new lift and disabled toilet have just been fitted.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in the department.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chair and stairclimber fitted.

Physical Access

Entrances

Two steps to the main entrance. Temporary ramp available, but call to arrange in advance or ring doorbell for assisted entry.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including basement. Only the ground floor and basement level are used for teaching.

Lifts and stairs

A lift has recently been installed to enable access to the museum and library levels. There are still steps and stairs to some areas.

Lecture theatres

Most lectures take place in seminar rooms on the ground floor or basement. Some take place in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms or the Arts School — see separate entries.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Ground floor and downstairs seminar rooms accessible, one by lift. Rather cramped, but with moveable furniture.

Library

Next to Whipple Museum. Accessible by lift. Library is relatively new with lift access to all levels, although assistance is required. Staff will fetch books.

Computer facilities

Some computers in common room on top floor, and in first floor Graduate IT room, accessed only by stairs. Also a Graduate IT room on basement level, accessed by lift.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in Whipple Museum. Toilet near library cramped but accessible by lift. Other toilets are accessible by stairs, and rather small.

Common rooms

Top floor, accessed only by stairs.

Museum

Whipple Museum. Lift access to all three levels. Smooth and carpeted inside, with plenty of space.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. There is currently no large print information in museum.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting in library. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Not much signposting, but the department is small. Signs in Whipple Museum are rather small.

Other

  • Good lighting in museum. Handling trolley available.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops in building. Some Mill Lane Lecture Rooms or the theatres in the Arts School have induction loops installed — see separate entries.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 29th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

Contact Details

Address
1–5 Scroope Terrace,
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1PX
Tel.
01223 332 975
Fax
01223 332 960
Website
http://www.hoart.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Adam Strange
Tel.
01223 332 593
Fax
01223 332 960
Email
as820@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Main faculty building, shared with Architecture, in Scroope Terrace on Trumpington Street. It is a 5–10 minute walk to the city centre. Teaching also takes place in the Fitzwilliam Museum and in another building on Trumpington Street.

Traffic

Trumpington Street is extremely busy, with cars in both directions and a complicated junction and mini-roundabout nearby. Pavements are difficult.

Services and shops

City centre. There are several small shops and restaurants on the way up Trumpington Street, and on nearby Lensfield Road.

Parking

Limited disabled parking is available at Scroope Terrace by prior arrangement. Some Pay & Display and disabled parking spaces on Trumpington Street, usually full.

Other transport options

Uni 4 and Citi 4 bus stop further up Trumpington Street, towards the city centre.

General Information

The main faculty building is a listed Victorian Terrace, built in 1839. A new extension and refurbishment programme has provided a new lift which has improved access to the main building and library.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in the building. First aid boxes are available.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs or other facilities currently.

Physical Access

Entrances

Several steps, with handrail, to front entrance of main building. Ramped access from car park to the rear of the building.

Number of floors

Three floors, plus an attic containing offices.

Lifts and stairs

Staircases all have continuous handrails, but many are steep and difficult.

Lecture theatres

Lecture theatre on ground floor of main building, accessible by ramp and lift from basement rear entrance.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Teaching takes place in main building seminar room, which is accessible by lift, and in a house across the street which has stair access only. Some teaching in the Fitzwilliam Museum, which is fully accessible.

Library

Library recently extended into basement, with a new lift providing access. Rather cramped inside, especially around workspaces, and shelves are high and narrow. Open during office hours, and staff will help.

Computer facilities

Some computers in library.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in the basement, accessible by lift.

Common rooms

The Gallery, containing the kitchen and vending machines for student use, can be accessed only by a short flight of stairs. There is no staff common room. There is a good, fully accessible café in the Fitzwilliam museum.

Museum

Level access to Fitzwilliam Museum through Courtyard entrance, with automatic push-button doors. Lift to all three floors. Disabled toilet. Manual wheelchairs available to borrow.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information, or on different coloured paper, on prior request. The Fitzwilliam Museum provides large print information about exhibitions.

Library and magnification equipment

Library is rather dimly lit. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Few signs currently in the main building. Those that are in place tend to be small. Staff are available at Reception and elsewhere to provide directions.

Other

  • The History of Art course is, by its very nature, a very visual course. It would therefore be difficult for anyone with severe visual impairments. Each case is decided on an individual basis.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops at Reception and in the History of Art departmental office at Scroope Terrace. There are portable induction loops in the Fitzwilliam Museum, but arrange in advance if you would like to use one.

Other

  • There is some traffic noise in the main building.
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum is rather harshly furnished and echoey, but rubber feet have recently been added to chairs in the cafeteria to prevent screeching.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of History of Art. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 5th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of History of Art.

Contact Details

Address
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2XZ
Tel.
01223 763 240
Fax
01223 763 241
Email
reception@hutchison-mrc.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.hutchison-mrc.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contacts
Mr Brian Richardson
Tel.
01223 763 242
Fax
01223 763 241
Email
bar@hutchison-mrc.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

Parking

Small car park at rear of building, shared with the Cambridge Institue for Medical Research. Three designated disabled bays. Parking badges issued to disabled visitors.

General Information

Building is managed by the Medical Research Council, with 50 per cent used by the Department of Oncology. The building is generally very accessible. There are automatic push-button doors at the entrance to each floor, but several heavy doors in corridors and between laboratories.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or on site.

Medical facilities

First aiders in the Department, and a first aid room. Hospital nearby.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted. Marked refuge points.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at front entrance, through wide doors.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Large goods lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Laboratories

Laboratories all have level access from lift. Most benches are standard height, with the lower benches for dry work, but these could be adapted if necessary.

Library

See separate entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

Most staff have own computers. Some communal computers, all accessible.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on levels 1 and 3.

Common rooms

Tea room, with drinks and snacks served by outside caterers. Level access, smooth and spacious, with moveable furniture. Often used for meetings and seminars.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome, but discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into a laboratory.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch readable buttons and audio information in lift.

Signs and wayfinding

Good signs around the building, and wayfinding is not a problem.

Other

  • Good lighting generally in all areas, and particularly in labs.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in tea room/seminar room.

Planned Access Improvements

Adaptations to workspaces can be made as necessary — please discuss your individual needs.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Centre. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre.

Contact Details

Address
20 Clarkson Road,
Cambridge CB3 0EH
Tel.
01223 335 999
Fax
01223 330 508
Email
info@newton.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.newton.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Sarah Fendt
Tel.
01223 335 982
Fax
01223 330 508
Email
s.fendt@newton.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

About a mile from the city centre, on the same site as the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Access via Clarkson Road.

Traffic

Clarkson Road is fairly quiet and residential. The nearby Madingley Road, often used to access the institute by car, is busy at peak times.

Services and shops

City centre. There is a large cafeteria in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, open during office hours, and snack machines.

Parking

Car park with designated disabled bay.

Other transport options

Uni 4 and Citi 4 bus stop nearby.

General Information

Most offices and the large seminar room are located in the main building. The smaller seminar room and three offices are located in the Gatehouse next door. Both buildings have good access generally. Please call before arrival if you have any queries or access requests.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders on site.

Emergency procedures

Stairs are unsuitable for evacuation chairs. Report to reception if you will need help evacuating in an emergency.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access through wide single door. Fairly high counter at reception. Swipe card access out of hours.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Large lecture room in main building. Ground level, carpeted, and spacious, with moveable chairs and a ramp to the stage.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Smaller lecture room in Gatehouse, first floor and accessible by lift or stairs.

Library

Ground level entrance through wide single door. Carpeted and spacious, with computers at ground level. Plenty of workspace and a reading area. Stairs with handrails to upper level. Staffed office hours.

Computer facilities

Computer room and wireless access room on ground floor of Gatehouse, both accessible. A few computers in library for short-term use. Regular staff and visitors have their own office and computer facilities.

Toilets

Four disabled toilets, one on each floor near the fire escape.

Common rooms

Tea and coffee and a small snack bar at mezzanine level. Low moveable tables and chairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass available in library. Photocopiers available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large, clear directional signs are put up for conferences and workshops.

Other

  • Good lighting around building, with large windows in the lecture theatre and library.
  • All stairs are marked and have continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in both lecture rooms.

Other

  • Library and other areas are carpeted and quiet. There is little traffic noise.

Other Useful Information

  • The institute can provide accommodation for visiting academics. Disabled accommodation would be possible with notice. Please discuss well in advance if you have any special requirements.
  • The institute also provides catering during some conferences, so please advise if you have special dietary requirements.

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Contact Details

Address
Wesley House,
Jesus Lane,
Cambridge, CB5 8BJ
Tel.
01223 741 048
Fax
01223 741 049
Email
eth22@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Emma Harris
Tel.
01223 741038
Fax
01223 741049
Email
eth22@cam.ac.uk

General Information

Location

Located within Wesley House. See separate entry for Wesley House in the ‘College’ section.

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Contact Details

Address
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge CB2 1AG
Tel.
01223 339 700
Fax
01223 339 701
Email
enquiries@jbs.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Joanne Black
Tel.
01223 339 645
Fax
01223 339 701
Email
j.black@jbs.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Old Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site.

Parking

No car park as such, and parking is very difficult. Regular disabled members could be allocated a space at the start of the year. Call in advance for advice on short-term parking.

General Information

Old Addenbrooke's Hospital building, fully converted in 1996. Very good access, despite being a listed building. All new members are given an induction pack and tour, but please ask if you may need longer to familiarise yourself with the building and facilities.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Two first aiders in the building, and more on site.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted. Currently difficulty in training fire wardens, but this is being looked into. Report to reception if you will need help evacuating in an emergency.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to main entrance through wide, heavy, manual door. Low counter at reception. Level back entrance.

Number of floors

Seven floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Two large lifts to all floors. All stairs have handrails, although those on the central staircases are rather awkward.

Lecture theatres

Two lecture theatres, both with level access to front and back via lift. Tiered padded fold-down seating, with space for wheelchairs at the back. Seats can be removed if necessary.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Nine seminar rooms, all with level access from lift, and all spacious, with moveable furniture.

Library

Recently refurbished. Ground level entrance with automatic doors, with access to mezzanine by external lift or stairs with handrails. Mezzanine has automatic doors. Please ask library staff to enable access to the mezzanine if required. Spacious, with plenty of workspace inside.

Computer facilities

Computer laboratory on ground floor, opposite library. All level and accessible, with moveable chairs. Wireless internet in almost all of the building, with guest access on request.

Toilets

Four disabled toilets in total, with one on ground floor. Other toilets are large and spacious.

Common rooms

Common room with staffed coffee bar on second floor. Spacious, with moveable chairs and tables, mostly of good height and some with armrests.

Other

  • Some teaching takes place in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms — see separate entry. Please advise well in advance if this might be a problem.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Some scanners and speaking software available — speak to computer officer. Other hardware or software could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. touch readable buttons and audio information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Many photocopiers around building for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Very little external or directional signposting. The building is large, and can be confusing. Small map of each floor outside lifts. Temporary signs are in place for conferences and workshops.

Other

  • Contrasting colours throughout building, as part of the design.
  • Good lighting, with large windows in most areas. Individual desk lights can be provided if necessary.
  • Lecture rooms have large screens and video links.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops fitted in both lecture theatres and in library desk.

Other

  • Vibrating alarms can be provided. Flashing light fire alarms in lecture theatres.
  • Building is open plan and rather echoey, with a marble floor and harsh furnishings.
  • Individual offices, rooms and lecture theatres are mostly carpeted and fairly quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Induction loop and portable induction loop will soon be acquired for reception desk. Please advise if you have any other needs or suggestions to improve access.

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Contact Details

Address
19 Silver Street,
Cambridge CB3 9EP
Tel.
01223 337 147
Fax
01223 337 130
Website
http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Marina Ballard
Tel.
01223 337 143
Fax
01223 337 130
Email
lcs38@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Old Press Site. See separate entry for Old Press Site.

General Information

Small department, based in six houses. Access is difficult for those with severe disabilities, as there are no ramps, lifts or disabled toilets. Lectures are generally held in the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms and the library is contained within the Mill Lane Library, both accessible — see separate entries.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First Aiders nearby.

Emergency procedures

Advise reception if you will need help evacuating in an emergency, as there are no special evacuation facilities.

Physical Access

Entrances

Two steps to main entrance from pavement of Silver Street. No bell or ramp, and no level access to the building. Low reception counter on left.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Stair access only. Stairs down to the basement are steep and winding, and not recommended for those with mobility problems. Stair have handrails, not entirely continuous.

Lecture theatres

Lectures generally held in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, which are accessible to wheelchair users — see separate entry for Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Study/supervision room in basement, accessed only be steep winding stairs. Supervisions can be held in accessible locations if needed, but please arrange in advance.

Library

Lower level of Mill Lane Library, accessible by lift — see separate entry for Mill Lane Library. Periodicals are in the gallery upstairs, but can be fetched by the librarian if needed.

Computer facilities

Accessible computer facilities in Mill Lane Library. There are some computers in the basement of the main department building, accessed only by stairs.

Toilets

No disabled toilet. There is one on the ground floor of Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

Common rooms

Small kitchen in basement of Department building, accessed only be stairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

See separate entry for Mill Lane Library. Photocopier available on request.

Signs and wayfinding

Very small sign at entrance on Silver Street. Little directional signage within the building.

Other

  • Stairs are marked but handrails are not always contrasting or continuous.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

Other

  • There is some traffic noise from Silver Street.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

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Contact Details

Address
2nd Floor, Alison Richard Building,
7 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DT
Tel.
01223 335 390
Email
sjrm2@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.latin-american.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Samuel Mather
Tel.
01223 335 390
Email
sjrm2@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entries for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Small department, with around 13 MPhil students. Teaching takes place at a variety of locations, including the Alison Richard Building and the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted.

Physical Access

Entrances

Wheelchair access at front and rear.

Number of floors

On second floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Teaching takes place at various locations — check accessibility in advance. All teaching areas in Alison Richard Building are accessible for wheelchair users.

Library

Library on mezzanine floor of Seeley Historical Library, Sidgwick Site. Access is difficult for those with mobility problems, but arrangements could be made.

Computer facilities

2 desktops available for use by all students in CLAS.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on all floors.

Common rooms

Communal space in Centre of Latin American Studies.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear signs to the department, with touch-readable letters and Braille.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops in department.

Other

  • Carpeted and quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Centre for Latin American Studies. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. This page was last updated on 25 October 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Centre for Latin American Studies.

Contact Details

Address
10 West Road,
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
Tel.
01223 330 033
Fax
01223 330 055
Email
enquiries@law.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Laura Smethurst
Tel.
01223 330 049
Email
lcs38@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

New, impressive building, with great access facilities.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in the building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on all floors near fire staircases and refuge points. Fire staircases are safe areas. Fire wardens on all floors.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance, through two sets of automatic doors.

Number of floors

Six floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors.

Lecture theatres

All lectures take place in the building. Some theatres level, some tiered, but there is always room for wheelchairs and other chairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All level and accessible by lift.

Library

Over three floors, all accessible by lift. Spacious inside, with wide aisles and workspaces. Moveable furniture. Workspaces and a point for connecting your laptop can be reserved if necessary.

Computer facilities

Lots of computers, all accessible by lift. Computer office are very helpful.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on each floor.

Common rooms

Cafeteria in basement, accessible by lift, large and spacious with moveable chairs. Graduate common room and senior common room accessible by lift.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Zoomtext and Kurzweil software available. One laptop has been set up by computer office for use by a visually impaired student.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Kurtsweil software available. Lift has touch readable buttons and audio information.

Library and magnification equipment

Large windows in Library, good lighting, and extra lights on individual desks. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good signs and clear directions.

Other

  • Small digital dictaphones available to record lectures. The computer office can transfer these to CD once a week.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in all main lecture theatres, with headphones for non-hearing aid users.

Other

  • Acoustics in lecture theatres all good.
  • The building is fairly open-plan, so noise does tend to travel up through floors. However, it is never noisy.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Improvements as and when needed — do ask if you have any requests.

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Contact Details

Address
The Henry Wellcome Building,
Fitzwilliam Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1QH
Tel.
01223 764 700
Fax
01223 764 710
Email
admin@human-evol.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.human-evol.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Jane Clare
Tel.
01223 764 711
Fax
01223 764 710
Email
jc478@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Old Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

Part of the Department of Biological Anthropology (see also separate entry). LCHES is a specialised and dedicated research centre specialising in Human Evolution. The building was opened in 2006, and is has good access.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

No first aiders on site at present.

Emergency procedures

Passenger lift is an evacuation lift.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to main entrance from Fitzwilliam Street, through fully automatic double doors. Proximity card access after 4.30pm. Push-button exit. Reception on ground floor.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Large modern lift to all floors. All stairs have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Large lecture room on ground floor, all carpeted, level and accessible, with moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Meeting room on third floor, level and spacious. labs on first floor, accessible but with standard height benches.

Library

Small unstaffed library and archive room on third floor — ask for assistance. Plenty of workspace. For staff and resident researchers only.

Computer facilities

Most regular staff have their own office and computer. No central computer facility.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on first and top floors.

Common rooms

Common room, with magazines and journals and plenty of workspace on third floor. Level and spacious, with moveable furniture. Common room for staff and resident researchers only.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Lift has touch readable buttons and audio information.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopiers available for text enlargement, upon lecturer or staff request.

Signs and wayfinding

Floor plan at main entrance. Very little external or directional signposting.

Other

  • Large windows and good lighting throughout building.
  • Beware the glass doors and mirrors — there is some frosting in place.
  • All stairs are marked, and have continuous contrasting handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in seminar room on ground floor and in lift.

Other

  • Carpeted and quiet in individual rooms and offices. Very little traffic noise as the building is set back from Trumpington Street.

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Contact Details

Address
Mill Lane,
Cambridge CB2 1RX
Tel.
01223 766 141
Fax
01223 464 217
Email
ifm-enquiries@eng.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Mick Harding
Tel.
01223 337 084
Fax
01223 338 076
Email
mh@eng.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Old Press Site, next to 16 Mill Lane. See separate entries for 16 Mill Lane and Old Press Site.

General Information

General

Part of the Department of Engineering, specialising in post-graduate research into industry and manufacturing. Access to the institute is fairly good, particularly if you can manage a few steps.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders are resident in the building. First aid room located in the basement and not accessible to wheelchair users.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs. Notify the Disability Liaison Officer if you will need help evacuating in an emergency.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level entrance through wide doors, and a gentle slope down to reception.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, and two separate basement areas.

Lifts and stairs

One lift operating from ground level to basement laboratory area. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Lecture room on ground floor, level and spacious, with moveable long benches.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Some laboratories at ground level, accessible, with computer controls for machinery at desk height. Seminar and meeting rooms mostly downstairs.

Computer facilities

Limited number of central computer facilities. Members have their own computers.

Toilets

No disabled toilet within the institute building. Access to disabled toilet by the Safety Office in 16 Mill Lane.

Common rooms

Common room located on ground floor, easily accessible with no steps.

Other

  • Some heavy fire doors to negotiate. Corridors wide and uncluttered.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in the building, but please discuss in advance if you want to bring your dog into a lab.

Computer facilities

Currently no special software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signage around the building.

Other

  • Bright and airy atmosphere, with good lighting generally.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

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Contact Details

Address
Pembroke Street,
Cambridge CB2 3QZ
Tel.
01223 334 300
Fax
01223 334 567
Email
web-responses@msm.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Lorraine Dann
Tel.
01223 334 345
Email
lld1000@msm.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

New Museums Site. See separate entry for New Museums Site.

General Information

General

Mostly housed in the Arup building, which is fairly new and has good access. Rooms in four other buildings on New Museums site, including some laboratories in the Tower next door, and some on the first and second floors of Austin building.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Four first aiders in the department. First aid boxes and emergency showers in many places round the building. A safety committee is in charge of safety and medical facilities.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted.

Physical Access

Entrances

Wheelchair lift to ground level and reception. This can usually be operated unaided, but it is best to arrange in advance.

Number of floors

Five floors in main building, including ground floor, and six in Tower.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift in main building reception to all floors except the top floor. Tower building can also be accessed via this lift and the stairs. Large lift in Austin building.

Lecture theatres

Babbage lecture theatre can be accessed via Metallurgy, but arrange in advance as it passes through several heavy doors. Lecture room on first floor of Tower, with level access from lift and moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Laboratories and seminar rooms all accessible by lift.

Library

On fourth floor. Level access through wide doors. Fairly small inside, with narrow aisles and high shelves, but staff will help in office hours. Security keypad access out of hours.

Computer facilities

Some computers on second floor, and a few in library. All accessible.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor.

Common rooms

Tea room on fourth floor, with tea and coffee making facilities. Level access, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information and lecture notes on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Lighting is not very bright, but extra lamps are available if needed. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Very little directional signposting or signs. Quite a large building, so make sure you know where you are going.

Other

  • Keypad security system in library is not touch-readable.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in Babbage lecture theatre.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

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Contact Details

Address
Wilberforce Road,
Cambridge, CB3 0WA
Tel.
01223 765 000
Fax
01223 765 900
Email
reception@maths.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Mick Young
Tel.
01223 766 915
Fax
01223 765 900
Email
m.l.young@maths.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

About a mile from the city centre, off Madingley Road. There are quieter pedestrian routes to CMS via Grange Road, Wilberforce Road and Clarkson Road.

Traffic

Madingley Road tends to be very busy, particularly at peak times. There is a pelican crossing and adjacent footpath leading to the CMS site. Pavements are uneven but fairly wide. The site is set back from the main road.

Services and shops

City centre.

Parking

Large car park on site, entered off Wilberforce Road from Madingley Road. Intercom at barrier for assistance, or proximity card access for permit holders. Four disabled bays, and disabled members could obtain a permit.

Other transport options

Uni 4 bus stop nearby.

General Information

Opened in January 2000, with very good access. The centre consists of several pavilions connected by common rooms or walkways. The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics are based here. The Betty and Gordon Moore Library, a division of the University Library, and the Isaac Newton Institute, which runs conferences and programs for visiting academics, are also on site.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the buildings. Smoking is discouraged in areas near to the buildings.

Medical facilities

Four first aiders in the centre. First aid room, fully accessible, on lower ground floor of Pavilion F.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on the 1st floor of some buildings. Evacuation lifts in Pavilions G and B. Site fire wardens with fire pagers, plus departmental fire wardens. Fire proof doors, so in case of a fire alarm you can often move horizontally to Central Core or another pavilion.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to Central Core, through two sets of automatic doors. Low counter at reception. All main pavilion entrances are at ground level, with proximity card access and push-button exit. Central Core and Pavilion B have automatic entrance doors at ground level and there are also automatic doors on the lower ground floor of Pavilion D.

Number of floors

Four floors in each of the pavilions, including lower ground level.

Lifts and stairs

Lift in every pavilion. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Ten lecture theatres of various sizes, most at lower ground level and all accessible by lift. The largest (MR 2) is tiered, with wheelchair spaces at the back and a side route to the stage. Others are level and spacious, with moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Seminar and meeting rooms of various sizes, most at lower ground level and all accessible by lift. Level and spacious, and often with moveable furniture.

Library

Betty and Gordon Moore Library, part of the University Library, on site. See separate entry for Betty and Gordon Moore Library.

Computer facilities

Computer teaching rooms of various sizes, at lower ground level and all accessible by lift. Level and spacious, and often with moveable furniture.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on ground floor of every pavilion, and more on the lower ground of Central Core and the upper floors of Pavilion B. Two in library.

Common rooms

Cafeteria in Central Core, spacious, level, with low counters and moveable furniture. Automatic push-button doors at either end. All pavilions have a common room with moveable furniture and a small kitchen area.

Other

  • Four pavilion buildings are connected by common areas, others by external walkways.
  • Various benches around site and on first floor terraces.
  • A portable ramp is available for access to the stage of lecture room 3.
  • Some manual doors are rather heavy.
  • Sloping roof garden accessible from first floor of pavilions.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary. If you are at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics or the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, please speak to your Disability Liaison Officer there.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information, or on coloured paper, on prior request. Touch readable buttons and audio information in lifts.

Library and magnification equipment

See separate entry for Betty and Gordon Moore Library.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs around the outside of the Centre, and on individual buildings and rooms. Maps at main entrance and pavilion entrances.

Other

  • Good lighting generally around the building and in all rooms. Paths are lit at night, with some set to switch off at 9pm.
  • Be careful to avoid falling down steep steps (fire escape routes) which branch down off the road and garden areas. There are low bars and handrails above any high drops to warn you where they are but no other markings.
  • Be careful also to avoid walking into glass doors, although extra frosting has been put in place to help prevent this.
  • If you will be a regular visitor, please call to arrange to be escorted round the building until you are familiar with it.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in all ten lecture theatres.

Other

  • Carpeted and softly furnished in most areas, including library and lecture theatres. Pavilions are self-contained and quiet.
  • Little traffic noise, as the centre is set back from the main road.
  • Vibrating fire alarm could be provided if necessary, but arrange in advance.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer. Coloured paper available for photocopying.

Planned Access Improvements

A new sign is to be considered for the corner of the site on Clarkson Road, to avoid confusion between the Isaac Newton Institute and main site.

Other Useful Information

  • University networked telephones are situated outside entrances to Pavilions B, E, F and Central Core to enable visitors to contact staff direct or call reception.
  • At the car park barrier and around the perimeter of the site there are help points with intercom to reception/security and panic alarms. CCTV cameras will focus on help point if alarm is activated.
  • Note that some undergraduate lectures take place in the Mill Lane and Cockroft lecture theatres, but can be moved to more accessible locations given sufficient notice.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. This page was last updated on 3 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Contact Details

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3ER
Tel.
01223 333 538
Fax
01223 333 536
Email
ckl20@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Colin Lomas
Tel.
01223 339 286
Fax
01223 333 503
Email
ckl20@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

General Information

Self-funded research Institute, linked to the Division of Archaeology. See separate entry for Division of Archaeology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Spread over Courtyard and West buildings, which are close to each other and to the main Archaeology and Anthropology Faculty building.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Several first aiders in the building. All carry pagers and phones.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted in both buildings.

Physical Access

Entrances

Ramped entrance to Courtyard building, through wide double doors. Level access to West building. Security keypad entry, and bell for assistance.

Number of floors

Four floors in both buildings.

Lifts and stairs

Large lifts in Courtyard and West Buildings.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Seminar rooms in both buildings either ground floor or accessible by lift. All level and spacious, with moveable furniture.

Library

Haddon library is on first floor of main faculty building. Accessible by lift, but first-time users please arrange in advance.

Computer facilities

Graduate computer room located within basement of the Courtyard building, with lift access.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor of Courtyard building.

Common rooms

Common room on ground floor of Courtyard building, with small kitchen and tea and coffee making facilities.

Museum

Temporary ramps at entrance. Spacious inside, and mostly level and smooth. Large lift to all three floors. See separate entry for the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Other

  • Temporary ramps, if needed, kept in the Courtyard building.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Extra lights on individual desks in library. Magnifying glass and sheets available in library. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs around the institute and in the museum.

Other

  • Museum has very good lighting, with mostly large and clear signs and information.
  • Stairs in both buildings are marked, and have continuous handrails. Touch-readable buttons in lift.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in library and seminar rooms.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Institute. This page was last updated on 5th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Institute for Archaeological Research.

Contact Details

Address
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research,
Wellcome Trust/MRC Building,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2XY
Tel.
01223 331 154
Fax
01223 331 206
Website
http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/medgen/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr David Cheesman
Tel.
01223 762314
Email
djc69@cam.ac.uk

General Information

Located within the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research on the Addenbrooke's Site and the Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre. See separate entries for CIMR and the Addenbrooke's Site.

Contact Details

Address
Level 5, Addenbrooke's Hospital (Box 157),
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2QQ
Tel.
01223 336 844
Fax
01223 336 846
Email
dept.medicine@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr John Holden
Tel.
01223 336 808
Fax
01223 336 846
Email
jh139@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

The largest department in the School of Clinical Medicine, with around 14 divisions. Individual details may be slightly different for each division, but all are located on the Addenbrooke's Site. Although the department is responsible for some undergraduate teaching, most of the work done is research.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Two first aiders in the department, including the Laboratory Manager, plus a hospital.

Emergency procedures

An intermittent alarm means you must prepare to evacuate. The hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move horizontally through the building to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at outside entrance (signposted Pathology), through single door. Two other entrances from fifth floor of main hospital

Number of floors

The main department is on the fifth floor of the building.

Lifts and stairs

Two lifts to all floors. Other, larger, lifts in main hospital building.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Offices and meeting rooms all level and accessible, with moveable furniture. Laboratories have some benches at desk height as well as standard height.

Library

See separate entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

Most members of the Department have their own computers. Clinical School IT support services is nearby.

Toilets

New disabled toilet in department. Other disabled toilets all round site.

Common rooms

Tea room/meeting room with small kitchen. Spacious, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in offices, but please discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into laboratories.

Computer facilities

Text to voice software, zoom text and other software for visually impaired users installed on some computers. Discuss your needs with Clinical School IT Support Services.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch-readable and audio information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass available in Library. Other magnification equipment could be acquired if necessary. Several photocopiers in department for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Mostly large white-on-blue signs, and some smaller white-on-brown, signs around department. Wayfinding is not generally a problem.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in lifts.

Other

  • Offices and meeting rooms are mostly small, carpeted and softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer or supervisor.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Medicine. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Medicine.

Contact Details

Address
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DA
Tel.
01223 335 000
Fax
01223 335 062
Email
mml-faculty-office@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Nan Taplin
Tel.
01223 335 038
Fax
01223 335 062
Email
nt272@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

MML is a split site. The main building is the Raised Faculty Building, which is spread over four floors and is mainly offices and small supervision rooms. Some linguistics lectures and supervisions take place in the Faculty of English building at 9, West Road. See separate entry: Faculty of English. Most lectures take place in the Lecture Block — see separate entry.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in building.

Emergency procedures

If you feel that you may need assistance in the event of an emergency, please ensure that you report to the Faculty Office in Room 121 upon arrival to the building. In the event of an emergency, you will be escorted to a fire refuge point and according to your Personal / General Emergency Evacuation Plan will be aided in your evacuation procedure by trained staff. An evacuation chair is located in the building but may not be accessible (depending on the location of any incident). There are staff in the building who are trained in its use. Fire wardens will help in the event of a fire. The stairwells at each end of the building are refuge points. Advise the issue desk when you enter and exit the library if you would need help evacuating.

Physical Access

Entrances

A ramp has recently been installed to allow access to the entry level of the building. Level access at the main entrance is through two sets of glass double doors with a push-button opening system. A security swipe card system is used out of hours.

Number of floors

There a four floors, but the ground floor is a lobby only. The first floor has push-button access through the internal corridor doors, but they are located too close to the door on the inward-opening side. They need either to be moved further back or to be activated from a distance by a sensor. This is understood to be currently under review.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Winding staircases with handrails.

Lecture theatres

Most lectures take place in Lecture Block — see separate entry.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Department teaching rooms all accessible via lift. Height-adjustable desk in the Graduate Centre.

Library

Over three floors. Level access to first floor. Smooth, carpeted and spacious. Aisles mostly wide, and accessible work areas. Upper floors accessed via internal stairs (with handrails) or external lift and key.

Computer facilities

Twelve networked computers on first floor. Six catalogue computers, at standing height only. Designated laptop area on second floor.

Toilets

Disabled toilets at ground and third floor levels. Another disabled toilet in ladies' toilets outside library, but rather awkward.

Other

  • Computer Assisted Language Learning room (CALL) has level access from lift. Fairly small and cramped, especially in cubicles, but possible.
  • Literary and Linguistic Computing centre on top floor, accessed via lift.
  • Faculty of Philosophy also housed in this building, on top floor — see separate entry.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

One computer has Zoomtext software installed.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information and enlargements on prior request from librarian staff. There are a few audio CDs and tapes for language learning.

Library and magnification equipment

Library staff are very helpful, and have a leaflet about facilities for students with disabilities. Email the librarian Anne Cobby (aec22@cam.ac.uk) for a copy. Excellent lighting, and individual lights on desks. Magnifying glasses available from library staff. Photocopier available for enlargements.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Portable induction loops available. There are loops in some areas of the Lecture Block — see separate entry.

Other

  • Library is quiet, carpeted and softly furnished. Keyboard noise is restricted to one area.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Improvements as and when needed — do ask if you have any requests.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Faculty. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

Contact Details

Address
11 West Road,
Cambridge CB3 9DP
Tel.
01223 763 481
Fax
01223 335 067
Email
admin@mus.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Sue Round
Tel.
01223 762 057
Fax
01223 335 067
Email
scr25@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Most teaching takes place in the main building, which is ground level and has good access. The adjacent building is a Victorian House, containing only administration offices.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders on site.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs, but main building is all on ground floor.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance, into large, smooth, carpeted foyer.

Number of floors

Main building all on ground floor, except for upper balcony of concert hall. Adjacent house on two levels.

Lifts and stairs

No lifts.

Lecture theatres

Six lecture rooms, all in main building. One is tiered, with fixed seating and one designated wheelchair space, but the others are level and have moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All seminar and teaching rooms on ground floor and accessible.

Library

Level access, through heavy doors. Wide aisles, and staff will help fetch books. Catalogue computers are standing level. One low computer and some keyboards in the annex. Annex up steep slope and two sets of heavy doors.

Computer facilities

Centre of Music and Science on ground floor, with swipe card access. Fully accessible.

Toilets

Two disabled toilets in foyer.

Common rooms

Common room on ground floor and accessible.

Other

  • Concert hall tiered, but with designated wheelchair spaces. Balcony upstairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users, but each student's requirements would be considered on a case by case basis.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting in library. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in concert hall.

Other

  • Visual fire alarms fitted in recital room and concert hall.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Extra time and support is given to students with Specific Learning Difficulties. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Music. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Faculty. This page was last updated on 20th September 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Music.

Contact Details

Address
Levels 5 and 6, A Block, Box 165,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2QQ
Tel.
01223 245 151
Fax
01223 336 941
Website
http://www.neurology.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Sarah Hedger
Tel.
01223 761 223
Fax
01223 336 941
Email
scd25@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site, within main hospital building.

General Information

Part of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere on the Addenbrooke's Site.

Medical facilities

Located within hospital building.

Emergency procedures

Hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move horizontally through the building to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access from lifts in main hospital building, through wide door. This is the only entrance to the unit.

Number of floors

Located on the fifth and sixth floors.

Lifts and stairs

Large lifts to all floors.

Lecture theatres

Small lecture theatre in the Neurosciences Department (signposted ‘Spur B’) on level two of the main hospital. Tiered seating, but level access to the front and space for wheelchairs or other chairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Offices are all level and accessible, although fairly small. Laboratories have wide entrance doors, but are rather cramped and would be difficult for wheelchair users.

Library

Small, unstaffed Neurosciences library on level 2 of the main hospital. Some high shelves, but plenty of workspace — ask in the nearby offices if you need assistance.

Computer facilities

Members have their own computers. Central computer facilities are located in the School of Clinical Medicine.

Toilets

Plenty of disabled toilets in the Hospital, but none in the unit itself.

Common rooms

Small tea room, rather cramped and difficult for wheelchair users.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Please discuss in advance if you want to bring your guide dog into the unit, as it is a clinical facility.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Ask for assistance if you need help finding the unit itself, as the hospital can be rather complicated. Wayfinding within the unit is not difficult.

Other

  • Good lighting generally.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently in the unit. There are induction loops in the lifts.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Neurology Unit. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 5th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Neurology Unit.

Contact Details

Address
Level 4, A Block, Box 167, Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2QQ
Tel.
01223 336 946
Fax
01223 216 926
Website
http://www.neurosurg.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Enquiries desk
Tel.
01223 336 946
Fax
01223 216 926
Email
jdpsecretary@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site, in main hospital building. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

Part of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere on the Addenbrooke's Site.

Medical facilities

First Aider in Department. Located within hospital building.

Emergency procedures

Hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding. If you are in the Neurosciences Department on level 4, you should go down to level 3. Fire tours given to all members.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access from lifts in main hospital building, through heavy double doors. Keypad entry.

Number of floors

Located on fourth floor. There are some facilities on level three.

Lifts and stairs

Large lifts to all floors.

Lecture theatres

Small lecture theatre in the Neurosciences Department (signposted ‘Spur B’) on level 2 of the main hospital. Tiered seating, but level access to the front and space for wheelchairs or other chairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Offices are rather small and cramped, but all accessible. Laboratory facilities have keypad entrance, and are again rather cramped but accessible to wheelchair users.

Library

Small, unstaffed Neurosciences Library on level 2 of the main hospital. Some high shelves, but plenty of workspace - ask in the nearby offices if you need assistance.

Computer facilities

Members have their own computers. Central computer facilities are located in the School of Clinical Medicine.

Toilets

Plenty of disabled toilets in the hospital.

Common rooms

Small kitchen area, rather cramped and difficult for wheelchair users.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Please discuss in advance if you want to bring your assistance dog into the building, as it is a clinical facility.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Ask for assistance if you need help finding the Department, as the hospital can be rather complicated.

Other

  • Good lighting generally.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Neurosurgery. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Neurosurgery.

Contact Details

Address
Box 223, Level 2,
The Rosie Hospital,
Robinson Way,
Cambridge CB2 2SW
Tel.
01223 336 881
Fax
01223 215 327
Email
obgyn-headofdept@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.obgyn.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Joanne Hackett
Tel.
01223 336 872
Fax
01223 215 327

Location, Services and Transport

Rosie Hospital, on Addenbrooke's Site.

Parking

Some disabled parking on site and next to the Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre (ATC). From November 2010 the main entrance to the Rosie Hospital in Robinson Way will be closed during extensive building work and is not expected to re-open until Spring 2012. Please use the entrance to the ATC in Keith Day Road and follow directions to the Rosie Patient and Visitor car parking is available in Keith Day Road opposite the ATC, or at the main Addenbrooke's hospital patient and visitor car park. See http://www.cuh.org.uk/rosie/finding_us/maps.html and http://www.addenbrookes.org.uk/finding_us/finding_us_index.htm for more information.

General Information

Part of the School of Clinical Medicine. The department undertakes research and undergraduate medical school teaching. Access to the Department on Level 2 in the Rosie Hospital, on the Addenbrooke's site, is good.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or on the Addenbrooke's Site.

Medical facilities

Several first aiders in the building. Addenbrooke's Hospital and Accident and Emergency nearby.

Emergency procedures

Hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move horizontally through the building to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level main entrance to the Rosie Hospital on Robinson Way. From November 2010 to Spring 2012, during extensive building work, access will be via level main entrance to the Rosie through automatic opening doors at main entrance to Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre (ATC) in Keith Day Road. Alternative entrance from corridor leading directly from Addenbrooke's.

Number of floors

Located on level two, which is first floor of Rosie and ground floor of Addenbrooke's.

Lifts and stairs

Large lifts to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Three laboratories, accessible but all with standard height benches. Please discuss in advance if you have any disability that may require an adaptation.

Library

See separate entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

Members have their own computers. See also separate entry for Medical Library.

Toilets

Nearest disabled toilet is on level one of the Rosie Hospital. Many disabled toilets in Addenbrooke's.

Common rooms

Large food court in Addenbrooke's nearby. No common room.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in offices, but please discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into laboratories.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

See separate entry for Medical Library. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Sign to department from main entrance of the Rosie or, from November 2010, from Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre (ATC). No signs from main Addenbrooke's itself. Ask at Rosie or ATC reception, or main Addenbrooke's reception, for assistance if needed.

Other

  • Bright lighting around the department and building.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently in the department itself.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Contact Details

Address
Wesley House,
Jesus Lane,
Cambridge CB5 8BJ
Tel.
01223 741 037
Fax
01223 741 370
Website
http://www.iocs.cam.ac.uk/

General Information

Location

Located within Wesley House. See separate entry for Wesley House in the ‘College’ section.

Contact Details

Address
Box 116, Level 8, Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Tel.
01223 763 480
Fax
01223 336 996
Email
medschl-paediatrics@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/paediatrics/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Shiela Reddy
Tel.
01223 763 480
Fax
01223 336 996
Email
sr345@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

General

The main department is located within Addenbrooke's Hospital, and is accessible. There is proximity card access to most areas. The Department of Psychiatry is part of the School of Clinical Medicine — see separate entry.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Located within the hospital.

Emergency procedures

An intermittent alarm means you must prepare to evacuate. The hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move horizontally through the building to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access from lift. Use lifts near the central concourse. Wide manual door, with proximity card entrance and bell for assistance. Enquiries office on left.

Number of floors

Located on the eight floor.

Lifts and stairs

Two large lifts to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Offices and the seminar rooms all accessible and fairly spacious, with moveable furniture. Benches in laboratories are standard height.

Library

A few books are kept in the seminar room. Otherwise see entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

All members have their own computers.

Toilets

One disabled toilet in the department. Plenty of disabled toilets in the main hospital.

Common rooms

Small kitchen area, rather cramped and awkward for a wheelchair.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Please ask in advance if you want to bring your assistance dog into the Department.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large sign to department from lift. Very little internal signage, but the department is a simple U-shape and wayfinding is not difficult.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • Generally carpeted and quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Paediatrics. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Paediatrics.

Contact Details

Address
Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge CB2 1QP
Tel.
01223 333 690
Fax
01223 333 346
Email
admin@path.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contacts
Mrs Anna Sowa
Tel.
01223 333 875
Fax
01223 761 509
Email
dlo@path.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

General Information

General

Department is spread over three buildings — main building, Microbiology and Molteno. Some of the department is also based at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Almost all facilities can be found in the main building, to which access is good.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the buildings.

Medical facilities

First aiders and a first aid room in the main building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted on the first floor in the main building.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main entrance off Tennis Court Road has three steps to ground floor. Ramped back entrance leading to the lift, installed access control reader which releases the door. Security system in place so arrange in advance if a first time visitor.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift access to all floors except the third floor. Stairs are marked and have handrails.

Lecture theatres

First floor, with level access from the lift. Wheelchair lift accessible through the front door. Tiered seating, with space for wheelchairs and other chairs at the front of the theatre.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Four height-adjustable laboratory desks available. Level access to laboratories from the lift, but can be quite narrow between benches.

Library

Second floor, with level access from the lift. Spacious, with moveable furniture. Staff will help during office hours. Security system access out of hours.

Computer facilities

Computers available in the library.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on the ground and fourth floors.

Common rooms

Level access to the canteen from the lift. Spacious inside, with moveable furniture.

Other

  • Microbiology building nearby has only step access, and no lift to upper floors. All facilities in this building are also in the main building.
  • Molteno building nearby has only step access, and no lift to upper floors. All facilities in this building are also in the main building.
  • Addenbrooke's facilities are all fully accessible, and there are many disabled toilets on site.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in public areas, but discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into a laboratory.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information can be obtained on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopiers available throughout the main building for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs around the department.

Other

  • Generally good lighting.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in the lecture theatre and the seminar room. Portable induction loops available from the reception.

Other

  • Vibrating fire alarms available from the reception.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Pathology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 7 August 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Pathology.

Contact Details

Address
Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge CB2 1PD
Tel.
01223 334 000
Fax
01223 334 100
Website
http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr J Dekkers
Tel.
01223 334 002
Fax
01223 334 100
Email
jd488@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Old Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site.

Traffic

Tennis Court Road is one-way northbound, approached from Lensfield Road. Fairly quiet in terms of traffic, but becoming increasingly busy with pedestrians and cyclists at change over times for lectures — just before and after the hour.

Services and shops

City centre. There are a few restaurants and shops, including a small post office, on Trumpington Street on the other side of the site.

Parking

Parking at the department is limited. There is one disabled bay on site, contact Reception on 01223 334176 to book this space. There are a few disabled bays on Trumpington Street, but it is advisable to park in Lion Yard multi-storey car park and walk from there if possible.

Other transport options

Citi 4 and Uni 4 bus stop on Trumpington Street. Bus station is a 15 minute walk away. Park and Ride service into the city centre.

General Information

Fairly new building, with good access throughout. Security swipe card system in place, with buttons to exit through some doors.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders and a first aid room in the building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs and fire alarm pagers available.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to main entrance and side entrance.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

First floor, with level access to back from lift. Tiered seating, with fold-down seats. Two electrically operated adjustable platforms for wheelchairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All teaching rooms accessible by lift.

Library

Second floor, with level access from lift. Only staffed 2–4pm during term time, with swipecard entry out of hours.

Computer facilities

Computer room on third floor, with level access from lift.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor.

Common rooms

Third floor, with level access from lift. Spacious inside, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in public areas, but discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into a laboratory.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Lots of photocopiers available.

Signs and wayfinding

Very good, clear signs around the department.

Other

  • Good lighting throughout building.
  • Stairs are all marked and have handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in lecture theatre.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Pharmacology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 3 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Pharmacology.

Contact Details

Address
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DA
Tel.
01223 335 090
Fax
01223 335 091
Email
phil-admin@lists.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Jane Clare
Tel.
01223 335 090
Fax
01223 335 091
Email
jc478@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Housed on second and third floors of Raised Faculty Building — see also entry for the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted. All staff have had training on how to use the evacuation chairs. Staff are there during office hours. The Disability Liaison Officer is happy to help with emergency evacuation arrangements for use of the building out of hours if necessary. Disability Liaison Officer is fire warden during office hours.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance, through two sets of glass double doors. Security swipecard system out of hours. Swipecard also opens glass doors automatically if required.

Number of floors

Faculty on third floor of building. Library on second floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors.

Lecture theatres

Most lectures take place in Lecture Block - see separate entry.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Some seminar and teaching rooms within faculty, all accessible. Boardroom, also accessible, sometimes used for teaching.

Library

Library and all bookshelves are accessible. Staff will fetch books and help as necessary.

Computer facilities

Accessibility computer available. Chairs with armrests available.

Toilets

Disabled toilets on ground floor and third floor.

Common rooms

Common room on third floor of faculty, level and accessible.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Magnification software installed on one computer.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print version of library guide available. Other information available in large print, and on different coloured paper, on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting in library. Magnifying glass available. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good signs, and the department is small.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Portable induction loop available.

Other

  • Library is carpeted and usually very quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

The Disability Liaison Officer will take care to discuss all your needs and pass on information to lecturers and directors of studies.

Planned Access Improvements

There is very good communication between the faculty and the library.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Philosophy. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 5th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Philosophy.

Contact Details

Address
Cavendish Laboratory,
JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 0HE
Tel.
01223 337 200
Fax
01223 363 263
Email
recept@phy.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Robert Hay
Tel.
01223 337 421
Fax
01223 766 360
Email
rach2@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

West Cambridge Site. See separate entry for West Cambridge Site.

Parking

Car park outside main entrance. Call to reserve a space in the visitors car park. Regular disabled members can obtain a permit if necessary.

General Information

Main department consists of the Mott, Bragg, Rutherford and Link buildings, all with good access. Access to the Bragg building has recently been improved with a new lift and disabled toilet. The IRC (previously Superconductivity) building, Microelectronics building, and temporary ‘Terrapin’ building are also on site and have good access. A new Physics of Medicine facility will be built opposite the main entrance, starting this year.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the buildings.

Medical facilities

Several first aiders and a first aid room. Emergency showers and many first aid boxes. Practical work out of office hours is discouraged.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on all staircases, and plenty of trained fire wardens. Clearly marked refuges. Speak to the safety officer if you will need help evacuating in an emergency.

Physical Access

Entrances

Ramp down to main entrance, through two sets of manual doors. Low reception counter. Ground level entrances to all buildings, but some very heavy doors. Swipe card access to most buildings and keypad or key-locked entrance to most laboratories.

Number of floors

Most buildings have two floors, including ground floor. There are three floors in the Mott building.

Lifts and stairs

New lift in foyer of Bragg building. Lift in IRC and Microelectronics buildings. Goods lifts with manual doors in Mott and Rutherford buildings. Do not use lifts after 5pm. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Two in Bragg building, both tiered with padded fold-down seats and fixed bench tables. Ground level access to bottom or lift access to top, with some space for wheelchairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Seminar rooms, laboratories and other facilities all round site, all accessible. Laboratory benches standard height, but adjustable benches are under consideration. Fairly cluttered, but can be cleared and arranged as necessary with advance notice.

Library

Rayleigh Library on first floor of Bragg building, accessible via lift. Wide door, plenty of shelf and workspace, and some chairs with armrests. Staffed office hours. 24 hour access with swipe card.

Computer facilities

Computer room with PWFs on ground floor of Bragg, all accessible but can get rather hot and stuffy when busy. Some computers in library. Adaptations to help with repetitive strain injury can be acquired if necessary.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in Bragg, Rutherford, Microelectronics, and IRC buildings. New disabled toilet installed recently in Bragg building, near the undergraduate teaching area.

Common rooms

Large cafeteria in Rutherford building. Double doors, smooth and spacious inside, with decent height tables and moveable chairs. Self-service snacks and full lunches.

Museum

Small museum on first floor of Bragg, accessible via lift. Smooth and spacious inside, and all accessible.

Other

  • Grassed areas around the site, all accessible, with some benches and a large pond.
  • Footpaths have recently been improved around the site.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome. Please discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into a laboratory, as a risk assessment must be undertaken.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. No touch-readable or audio information in lifts.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass and extra worklamps available from reception desk. Photocopier and coloured paper in library.

Signs and wayfinding

Simple map outside main entrance. Very few signs around the buildings, and some signs are now incorrect. Please ask at reception if you need assistance.

Other

  • Most stairs and steps are marked, and have continuous handrails. Those in Bragg building are coloured bright yellow.
  • Careful to avoid the pond in the garden, as there are no barriers or warnings. There is little lighting at night around the site.
  • Museum information is rather small and hard to read.
  • Large screens in lecture theatres, with good lighting.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in both lecture theatres.

Other

  • Offices, corridors and laboratories are mostly carpeted and quiet. The site as a whole is set slightly back from the West Cambridge Site, so is fairly peaceful.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Continual access improvements as need arises and finances allow. Please discuss if you have any needs or suggestions.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Physics. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Physics.

The Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience — Anatomy Building hosts its own Access Guide information on the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience website. Please find full details at: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/doc/accessguide.shtml

Contact Details

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3DY
Tel.
01223 333 750
Fax
01223 333 840
Email
webmaster@pdn.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Phil Garrett
Tel.
01223 333 764
Fax
01223 333 840
Email
pg101@cam.ac.uk

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 5th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.

The Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience — Physiology Building hosts its own Access Guide information on the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience website. Please find full details at: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/doc/accessguide.shtml

Contact Details

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge CB2 3EG
Tel.
01223 333 899
Fax
01223 333 840
Website
http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Alan Cattell
Tel.
01223 333 895
Fax
01223 333 840
Email
awc20@cam.ac.uk

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 5th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.

Contact Details

Address
Downing Site,
Downing Street,
Cambridge CB2 3EA
Tel.
01223 333 900
Fax
01223 333 953
Email
reception@plantsci.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Catherine Butler
Tel.
01223 333 909
Fax
01223 333 953
Email
cek31@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

General Information

Most teaching and research takes place in the main building. Security system throughout. Mostly this is proximity card, with some keypads, and some buttons to exit through doors.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in the building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted, and all first aiders and the Disability Liaison Officer are trained in their use.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main entrance ramped, with handrails. Bell for assistance at door. Swipecard access to back entrances, all with three or four steps.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors except mezzanine. Note: lift is smaller than standard.

Lecture theatres

Large lecture theatre has ramped access from main foyer. Tiered bench seating, with room for one wheelchair. No handrails on steps. Small theatre has a few steps up or down from either entrance, but is level inside.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Teaching laboratory on second floor, with level access from lift. Most other laboratories accessible.

Library

Ramped access from foyer. Rather small and cramped inside, with high shelves. Our Librarian usually works mornings except for Wednesday. If help is required at other times she can be found in Genetics library, ask at Reception.

Computer facilities

Computers in library, for use by part 2 students only. Accessible, but rather cramped.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor.

Common rooms

Tea room on first floor, with level access from lift. Spacious inside, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Little signposting, but the Department is not complicated.

Other

  • Good lighting generally around the Department.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • Large lecture theatre is large and echoey, with hard wood surfaces. Small lecture theatre is carpeted and quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Plant Sciences. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Plant Sciences.

Contact Details

Address
First Floor, 17 Mill Lane,
Cambridge CB2 1RX
Tel.
01223 767 235
Fax
01223 767 237
Email
enquiries@polis.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.polis.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Wendy Cooke
Tel.
01223 767 235
Fax
01223 767 237
Email
wec20@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

17 Mill Lane in Old Press Site. See separate entries for 17 Mill Lane and Old Press Site.

General Information

The department is located on the first floor of 17 Mill Lane, which has recently been made accessible to wheelchair users. Please call in advance if you require assistance to enter the building.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Physical Access

Entrances

Several steps to main entrance of 17 Mill Lane, with handrail. Wheelchair access at rear, where there is a platform lift and automatic door operated by proximity card.

Number of floors

On first floor.

Lifts and stairs

Modern lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Seminar rooms A, B C and D and also the Senior Common Room are used for teaching. All are on one level and accessible by lift, with moveable furniture.

Library

Library is situated at Mill Lane Library, which is accessible to wheelchair users and has a disabled toilet at ground floor level. See separate entry for Mill Lane Library.

Toilets

Disabled toilet on ground floor.

Common rooms

Common room on floor, accessible by lift.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome but please advise in advance.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Not applicable.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear signs to the department, with touch-readable letters and Braille on signs at ground floor level.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in seminar room A.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Politics and International Studies. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Politics and International Studies.

Contact Details

Address
Box 189, Level E4,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2QQ
Tel.
(0)1223 336961
Email
sm822@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Isabel Clare
Tel.
01223 746117
Fax
01223 7056117
Email
ichc2@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site, in the main hospital building. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

The main departmental offices are located on two floors in the Herchel Smith Building, on the Addenbrooke's site. Only the ground floor is accessible for wheelchairs, as there is no lift to the first floor offices. There are offices on level E4 and level 5 of the main hospital building - all accessible. The Department of Psychiatry is part of the School of Clinical Medicine - see separate entry.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or on the Addenbrooke's Site.

Medical facilities

Located within the Hospital.

Emergency procedures

An intermittent alarm means you must prepare to evacuate. The hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move horizontally through the building to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding.In the Herchel Smith Building, when the alarm goes you must evacuate. Designated fire wardens will sweep the building to make sure everyone has left.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access by the main entrance to the Herchel Smith Building. In the hospital, level access from lift - use the lifts near the central concourse.

Number of floors

Main department located on ground and first floors, Herchel Smith Building. Other offices located on fourth and fifth floors in hospital.

Lifts and stairs

Herchel Smith Building - no lifts. Hospital - two large lifts to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All offices accessible and fairly spacious, with moveable furniture. Most office chairs are of adjustable height.

Library

See separate entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

All members have their own computers. Adaptations to help with repetitive strain injury or other difficulty can be acquired if necessary.

Toilets

No disabled toilets in department itself, but there are plenty in the main hospital building. Herchel Smith has disabled toilets.

Common rooms

Small tea room and kitchen. Cramped and difficult for a wheelchair. Hershel Smith has a large kitchen/tearoom. Wheelchair access possible.

Other

  • The Autism Research Centre and the Department of Developmental Psychiatry are located separately in Douglas House in central Cambridge. Please discuss any access needs before visiting.
  • The Cameo Psychosis Research Centre is located on the Ida Darwin Site near Fulbourn.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Special software or hardware for visually impaired users can be acquired if necessary, and has been in the past.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large sign to department from lift. Very little internal signage, but wayfinding is not difficult.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • Generally carpeted and quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Psychiatry. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Psychiatry.

Contact Details

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge, CB2 3EB
Tel.
01223 333 550
Fax
01223 333 564
Email
reception@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Kate Stacey
Tel.
01223 333 936
Fax
01223 333 564
Email
ks298@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Downing Site. See separate entry for Downing Site.

General Information

Most teaching takes place in the Main Building, with several lectures in other locations on the Downing Site and some teaching in the Sir William Hardy building — see separate entry. If you have any access requirements, please advise well in advance.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in the Department. Large signs with first aid and emergency numbers on every door.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs are fitted in the Main Building. Newly refurbished fire escape and refuges.

Physical Access

Entrances

Several steps, with handrails, to main entrance of the Main Building. Level back entrance with proximity card, through rather heavy double doors.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Rather small lift to all floors, recently refurbished. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Small lecture theatre, with hard tiered bench seating. Level access to back, with some space for a wheelchair, and steps down to the stage. Some lectures take place in other locations on the site - check in advance if that might be a problem.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Large teaching/exam room on ground floor, smooth, spacious and air conditioned. Seminar room on second floor, accessible by lift and with moveable furniture. Other rooms on ground floors of Craik-Marshall and Sir William Hardy buildings, both accessible with a wheelchair.

Library

Small library on first floor, usually staffed throughout the day but check in advance. Level access from lift with proximity card, through two sets of double doors. Very high shelves and rather cramped, but room for a wheelchair.

Computer facilities

Computer rooms with PCs on first floor. Level access from lift, and moveable chairs. Many computers round edge of ground floor teaching room.

Toilets

No disabled toilets in the Main Building. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor of the Sir William Hardy building nearby.

Common rooms

First floor of main building, with level access from lift. Low, moveable chairs with armrests. Small kitchens on second and fourth floors.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary, for either PC or Mac.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Rather dimly lit Library, with small windows. Photocopiers available in the computer room outside. Magnification equipment could be acquired if necessary.

Signs and wayfinding

Little directional signage in the building. Ask for assistance. Large black and yellow information signs.

Other

  • Large screens for projection and presentations in lecture theatre.
  • Some Department members are working in the area of visual impairments and colour perception.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently. There is a PA system in the lecture theatre, but it is not regularly used.

Other

  • Most rooms and areas are small, carpeted and softly furnished.
  • The building is generally quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

Planned Access Improvements

Refurbishments have recently taken place in the Sir William Hardy building to improve access. Other adaptations can be made according to individual need.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Experimental Psychology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 25th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Contact Details

Address
University Forvie Site,
Robinson Way,
Cambridge, CB2 0SR
Tel.
01223 330 300
Fax
01223 330 349
Website
http://www.iph.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Jane Phelps
Tel.
01223 330 350
Fax
01223 330 349
Email
jane.phelps@iph.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Forvie Site, on Addenbrooke's Site.

Parking

Gravel car park outside main entrance, with six visitor bays. Call in advance to reserve a space.

General Information

Institute consists of three organisations that collaborate with one another — the University Department of Public Health and Primary Care, the Secretary of State for Health, and the Medical Research Council. Some Clinical School and postgraduate teaching, as well as regular summer schools.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or on site.

Medical facilities

Four first aiders in department. More in nearby Centre for Brain Repair, plus a defibrillator and eyewash unit. Hospital nearby.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on two of the three staircases. Recent training for fire wardens.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to main entrance through wide manual doors. Reception has fairly high counter. Sloped back entrance, with push-button exit, and sloped fire escape.

Number of floors

Two floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to upper floor. Three staircases, all with continuous handrails.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Two seminar rooms on first floor, with level access from lift. Spacious and carpeted, with moveable furniture. Small kitchens outside.

Computer facilities

Six standard PCs in smaller seminar room for training purposes. Most staff have their own office and computer.

Toilets

Two disabled toilets, one on each floor.

Common rooms

Staff room on ground floor, with a small kitchen. Chairs and padded seats with armrests, and both low and standard height tables.

Other

  • Postgraduate teaching area on ground floor, spacious and carpeted, with moveable furniture.
  • Small garden outside through sloped exit. Two picnic benches, and other furniture can be moved from staff room nearby.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch readable buttons in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopiers available.

Signs and wayfinding

Few directional signs, except to seminar rooms when a summer school is taking place. Fairly simple building based around a single long corridor on both levels.

Other

  • Stairs are all marked and have continuous handrails.
  • Lighting inside and outside building is generally good.
  • Large screens and data projectors in seminar rooms.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • Most areas, except staff room, are carpeted and quiet.
  • There is no traffic noise.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Institute of Public Health. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Institute. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Institute of Public Health.

Contact Details

Address
Wilberforce Road,
Cambridge, CB3 0WB
Tel.
01223 337 999 (Pure Maths)
01223 337 958 (Statistics)
Fax
01223 337 920 (Pure Maths)
01223 337956 (Statistics)
Website
http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Sally Lowe
Tel
01223 337 996
Email
s.lowe@dpmms.cam.ac.uk

General Information

The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is located within the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. See separate entry for Centre for Mathematical Sciences. For individual access issues regarding departmental facilities and arrangements, please contact Sally Lowe directly.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the DPMMS. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the DPMMS.

Contact Details

Address
Lensfield Road,
Cambridge CB2 1ER
Tel.
01223 336 540
Fax
01223 336 549
Email
enquiries@spri.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Kate Gilbert
Tel.
01223 336 541
Fax
01223 336 549
Email
kjg26@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Lensfield Road, just off the Hills Road/Regent Street junction. A ten minute walk to the main city centre and railway station.

Traffic

Lensfield Road can be busy during peak times, with many parked cars adding to congestion, the junction nearby can also be difficult. There are, however, several pelican crossings and pavements are fairly wide.

Services and shops

City centre. There are also many small shops, cafes and other services along Hills Road.

Parking

Small staff car park outside with one disabled bay. Please call in advance to reserve. The Queen Anne multi-storey car park is also nearby. Regular disabled members of the Institute can obtain a parking permit.

Other transport options

Bus stop nearby. The Uni 4 bus stop is on Trumpington Street, a 3–4 minute walk away.

General Information

Sub-department of the Department of Geography, concentrating on research involving the Arctic, Antarctic and glaciology worldwide. Access to the building is generally very good.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere on site.

Medical facilities

First aider in the Institute. Also, many first aiders in the Chemistry building next door, who can be contacted immediately.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs available, located on the 2nd floor. Lift is not to be used in the event of an emergency.

Physical Access

Entrances

Disabled lift to to the main entrance of the Institute with automatic doors into the building. Low reception counter.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including basement, which is not publicly accessible.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors.

Lecture theatres

Ground level access to seating area. Tiered seating, with hard folding benches, but plenty of space for wheelchairs or other chairs. Level back entrance to front and stage, where there is moveable furniture and plenty of space.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Front of lecture theatre often used as a meeting room, with level back entrance and moveable furniture. Seminar room does not have level access from lift, as there are several doors and steps to negotiate.

Library

Spread over three floors of the building, with main entrance on first floor. External lift to all levels - ask staff for help with doors. Plenty of space, and several accessible computers.

Computer facilities

Several computers in library, all accessible.

Toilets

Disabled toilet located on the ground floor.

Museum

Museum entrance located on Lensfield Road. Disabled lift to entrance. A set of manual doors. Smooth and spacious inside.

Other

  • Small gardens outside, all fairly level and accessible, with some paving and some lawn.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Two computers have assistive software installed.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information, or on different coloured paper, on prior request. Touch readable and Braille information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Lighting in library is good, and extra lights are available on request. Various magnification equipment available, plus a photocopier for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Large, clear signs in museum and library — all information at least 16pt. The building is small, and wayfinding is not a problem.

Other

  • Good lighting in museum and generally in all areas of the building.
  • Steps and stairs, including in the lecture theatre, are marked and have continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in lecture theatre. Portable loop available from reception.

Other

  • There is some traffic noise from Lensfield Road, especially during peak times. The school next door can also be noisy at breaktime.
  • However, most public spaces such as the library are shielded from the traffic noise and are fairly quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for students with Specific Learning Difficulties on request. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer. Information can be provided in different formats, for example large print or on coloured paper.

Planned Access Improvements

Adaptations can be made as necessary — please feel free to discuss your needs and suggestions.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Scott Polar Research Institute. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Institute. This page was last updated on 3 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Scott Polar Research Institute.

The Department of Social Anthropology hosts its own Access Guide information on the Department of Social Anthropology website. Please find full details at: http://www.socanth.cam.ac.uk/about/disability-access-information/

Contact Details

Address
Free School Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 3RF
Tel.
01223 330 908
Fax
01223 335 993
Email
erb23@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.socanth.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Eva Rybicki
Tel.
01223 330 908
Fax
01223 335 993
Email
sl621@cam.ac.uk

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Social Anthropology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 20th September 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Social Anthropology.

Contact Details

Address
Laundress Lane,
Cambridge CB2 1SD
Tel.
01223 338 094
Fax
01223 767 094
Email
webmaster@s-asian.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.s-asian.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Kevin Greenbank
Tel.
01223 338 084
Fax
01223 767 094
Email
kmg23@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Laundress Lane, between the Mill pub on Mill Lane and the Anchor on Silver Street. See separate entry for Old Press Site.

General Information

Cross-disciplinary research centre open to students from across the University and to researchers from around the world. Please call in advance and bring photo ID if you are not a member of the University. Physical access to the building and Library itself is difficult. However, arrangements can often be made to transfer books and archives to the University Library — please discuss with the librarian.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in nearby buildings on the Old Press Site.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation over bridge into Assistants' Club. No evacuation chairs. CCTV cameras recently installed to tighten security.

Physical Access

Entrances

Narrow green door (with very small sign) off Laundress Lane. The lane is uneven and difficult for those with mobility problems. No bell for assistance. Steps and stairs to get anywhere in the building.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

No lift. Stairs have a continuous handrail on the left. Some heavy doors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Offices on first floor, up steep stairs, off narrow, carpeted corridor. Heavy double doors. Seminars are held in offices.

Library

Library on second floor, up steep stairs. Intercom at door. Arrangements can be made to transfer books if needed — please discuss with the librarian Rachel Rowe (email rmr29@cam.ac.uk).

Computer facilities

Members have their own computers. No central computer facilities.

Toilets

No disabled toilets. There are disabled toilets in the nearby University Centre.

Common rooms

No common room.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glasses available in library. Good lighting. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Very small sign at main entrance, and no directional signage within the building.

Other

  • Laundress Lane can be very dark at night. Beware dustbins and other obstructions, and the uneven paving.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • Carpeted and quiet in library. There is some noise from the punts outside during summer.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Centre of South Asian Studies. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Centre of South Asian Studies.

Contact Details

Address
Wort's Causeway,
Cambridge CB1 8RN
Tel.
01223 740 145
Fax
01223 411 609
Email
reception@phpc.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Julie Jenkins
Tel.
01223 740 182
Fax
01223 740 147
Email
jv3111@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Wort's Causeway, around two miles from the city centre.

Traffic

Wort's Causeway is closed to all traffic 7.30–9.30am daily. It can be busy with traffic at peak times. Hills Road and the surrounding roads are all busy due to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Services and shops

Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Parking

Small car park with two disabled bays, both currently allocated. Two bookable visitor spaces. Disabled members and visitors can obtain parking, but please call in advance.

Other transport options

Babraham Road Park and Ride offers a frequent service to Addenbrooke's Site. Uni 4 bus stop at Addenbrooke's Site. From there it is 5–10 minutes walk, up a slight incline.

General Information

Strangeways Research Laboratory houses the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Oncology labs and PHG Foundation. Major building work and refurbishments have been underway for the last ten years, and there is now good access to the building and its new extensions. A swipe card system is in place on external doors, and the building is locked midnight–7am.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Two first aiders on site. First aid room on ground floor. Addenbrooke's Hospital nearby.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs available if needed. All fire escape doors are level. Assembly point in car park. Dedicated health and safety/fire officer on site. Portable alarms which vibrate can be given to those with a hearing impairment to alert when a fire alarm is sounding.

Physical Access

Entrances

Three steps to main entrance, with bell for assistance. Level side access to most ground floor areas of this section, but arrange in advance. Level entrance to both new extensions with swipecard. Low counter at reception.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Two passenger lifts to all floors, one very large. All main staircases have continuous handrails. Some steps in corridor of original building.

Lecture theatres

Ground floor lecture room in one extension. Level access, large and spacious, with moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All new offices and labs are accessible for wheelchair users. All lab benches at standard height, but most equipment is controlled by computers which can be placed at any level. Some rooms in original building require one or two steps to access.

Library

Small unstaffed periodicals library on first floor of original building. Accessed by lift and several steps. Ask at reception for assistance.

Computer facilities

All members have their own computers. Adaptations to help with RSI are available, often as standard, and others can be acquired if needed.

Toilets

Three disabled toilets, one in original building and one in each extension. Shower in ladies' toilet, level and accessible with assistance.

Common rooms

Kitchen on ground floor of new extension, fully accessible. Kitchen and tea room on first floor of original building, with several steps from lift. Large, spacious, with moveable round tables and chairs.

Other

  • Garden outside, with level access from building. Paved path, level lawn, and lots of benches.
  • Please note that wheelchair users may have to go outside and round to access all areas of the building and its extensions. If you can manage two or three steps, everything can be reached under cover.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in the building, but please discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into a lab due to issues of health and safety and contamination.

Computer facilities

19 inch screens and Dragon voice recognition software fairly standard. Groups are usually responsible for providing computer facilities. Speak to Clinical School IT department for advice.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print, Braille and audio information on prior request. Bar codes on samples may be difficult to enlarge, but are only required for actual lab work.

Library and magnification equipment

Rather small handwritten cataloguing system in library. Ask at reception for assistance. Photocopiers in library and at various locations round building.

Signs and wayfinding

Little external or directional signposting. Maps available. Inductions to the building given to all new members. Each group is also responsible for showing new members around.

Other

  • Large windows and good lighting throughout, recently upgraded.
  • Paths and car parks are automatically lit at night.
  • Staircases are all marked and have continuous handrails.
  • Full audio-visual facilities in seminar room, including video conferencing.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Other

  • No visual or sensory alarms installed.
  • Offices are carpeted and softly furnished.
  • The site is fairly quiet, with little traffic noise except at peak times.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Support for members with Specific Learning Difficulties is given as needed. Do discuss any needs you might have.

Planned Access Improvements

Planned improvement of level access to original building directly from car park. Small scale refurbishments are ongoing, so ask if you have any needs or suggestions.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Strangeways Research Laboratory. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 10th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Strangeways Research Laboratory.

Contact Details

Address
Box 202, Level 9,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2QQ
Tel.
01223 336 978
Fax
01223 410 772
Email
sjk63@cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/surgery/

Access Issues

Contact
Miss Sam Knapper
Tel.
01223 336 978
Fax
01223 410 772
Email
sjk63@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

The Department of Surgery is embedded in Addenbrooke's Hospital, on Level 9, with good access.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or on the Addenbrooke's Site.

Medical facilities

First aiders on site. Located within the hospital.

Emergency procedures

An intermittent alarm means you must prepare to evacuate. The Hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move horizontally through the building to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding. Refer to departmental safety officer and Addenbrooke's, ward C9, for emergency procedures policy.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access at main entrance, ramped access at all other entrances. Smooth and carpeted inside.

Number of floors

Ten floors, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Wheelchair access available in bed lifts to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails and fold down seats between floors.

Library

Smooth and spacious. Good access as department is all on one level. Staff available to offer help. Plenty of workspace.

Computer facilities

Wireless internet available throughout the department. Computers available for use in the library.

Toilets

No disabled toilets in department itself, but there are plenty in the main hospital building.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Available on request.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Staff happy to give any help needed. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs around the building. Volunteer staff available around the hospital to offer assistance and directions.

Other

  • Lift has touch-readable buttons and audio information.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Not currently available in the department.

Other

  • Library is open plan, so sound does carry, but the room is small.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Any needs can be discussed with the department's Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Surgery. The DRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Surgery.

Contact Details

Address
Madingley Road,
Cambridge CB3 0ES
Tel.
01223 337 694
Fax
01223 337 610
Email
enquiries@vet.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Ms Judith Drinkwater
Tel.
01223 337 632
Fax
01223 337 610
Email
jad39@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Location

Clearly signposted off JJ Thomson Avenue, on West Cambridge Site. See separate entry for West Cambridge Site.

Parking

Large car park outside main entrance with designated disabled bay. Disabled students and staff can obtain a permit, and space can be reserved in advance.

General Information

General

Site consists of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital and various research centres. Note that the first three years of an undergraduate Veterinary Medicine course are not taught on this site — see separate entries. Severe disabilities may restrict your ability to complete the course, but every case is decided on an individual basis.

Smoking

No smoking in any building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in the main building and all round site, contactable by mobile phone. First Aid room in main building. Regular manual handling courses and risk assessments.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chair stored in first aid room. Safety and evacuation information is given to every visitor on arrival.

Physical Access

Entrances

Several shallow steps, with handrail, to main entrance of main building. Level access through back and side doors, but please arrange in advance. Most other buildings have level or ramped access.

Number of floors

Three floors in main building. Two floors in Teaching Block. All other buildings on one level.

Lifts and stairs

Large goods lift with manual door in main building. All stairs have continuous handrails. Teaching Block currently has only stair access to the upper floor, but a lift may be installed in the future.

Student Resource Centre

Disabled toilet and shower on ground floor. Lift access to first-floor common room.

Lecture theatres

Two lecture theatres, both on ground floor of main building. Steep tiered fold-down seating, with space for a wheelchair or other chair at the front. Heavy double doors, clipped open when in use.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Two seminar rooms upstairs in the Teaching Block, spacious inside but currently accessed only by stairs. Teaching laboratories on ground floor, with high benches and moveable stools. Facilities can be adapted for individuals if necessary.

Library

Ground floor of main building, through heavy double doors. Spacious and carpeted, with rolling bookstacks. Plenty of workspace, and some computers and laptop points. Upper floor accessed only by stairs. Staffed 8am–4.30pm and staff will help.

Computer facilities

Large computer room on ground floor of main building. Spacious and carpeted, with moveable chairs.

Toilets

Five disabled toilets located around the site, including one on the ground floor of the main building.

Common rooms

Portacabin currently in use as student common room, with two or three steps up. Small kitchen inside.

Other

  • Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, Post Mortem room, Neurosciences and other commonly used buildings and centres all have level or ramped access.
  • Practical teaching often involves trips in minibuses to farms around the area, and work with large farm animals.
  • Severe physical disabilities may prove to be a bar to the course. Potential applicants should approach the department's Director of Teaching initially.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary, and has been in the past.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Excellent lighting in library. Photocopier available in library for text enlargement. Other magnifying equipment could be acquired if needed.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear white-on-blue signs around site. A small map is available, as the site is large and many buildings are scattered around, but it is best to ask.

Other

  • Very good lighting in lecture theatres and laboratories.
  • Risk assessments are undertaken for individuals with visual impairments, and the appropriate adaptations are made.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in main lecture theatre. Two more induction loops, plus a portable loop, are due to be acquired, for use in the other lecture theatre and seminar rooms.

Other

  • The main lecture theatre is fairly small and has acoustics tiles and a PA system installed.
  • Library is very quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Discuss your individual needs with the Disability Resource Centre and with your Clinical Adviser. Lecture notes and other information can be provided in advance or in different formats if needed.

Planned and Currently Ongoing Access Improvements

  • Improved side entrance to main building.
  • Some heavy doors are being replaced.
  • Ramps are being fitted to the Neurosciences building to improve access.
  • More hearing loops are being installed.
  • Other adaptations can be made as and when needed.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Veterinary Medicine. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 18th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

Contact Details

Address
The Henry Wellcome Building,
Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge CB2 1QN
Tel.
01223 334 088
Fax
01223 334 089
Email
info@gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Agnieszka Jedrusik
 
Phone
01223 765 241
01233 766 480
Fax
01223 334 089
Email
a.jedrusik@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Old Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site. The building is the first on your left after turning into Tennis Court Road from Lensfield Road.

Parking

Two disabled bays, shared with other nearby buildings. One is kept locked to prevent inappropriate usage, so call in advance to reserve.

General Information

Research institute specialising in cancer and developmental biology. The building was completed in 2004, and has generally good access.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Three first aiders. First aid room shared with Biochemistry.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted. Stairclimber, shared with and located in Department of Biochemistry, and which can go up or down stairs, can be used for evacuation. Trained fire wardens.

Physical Access

Entrances

Gentle zig-zag ramp, with handrail, to main entrance. Automatic entrance door. Low counter at reception.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Large lift to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Seminar rooms level and spacious, with moveable furniture. Laboratories have level access from lift, but some are cramped. Standard height laboratory benches with lower desks for dry work.

Library

Library mostly online, and can be accessed via computers in IT room.

Computer facilities

Computer room with Apple Macs, proximity card entry, all accessible. Some wireless internet in tea room. Equipment to help with repetitive strain injury can be acquired and has been in the past.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in basement and on level 2.

Common rooms

Small servery for drinks and snacks in tea room, spacious and with moveable furniture. Also small kitchen with high worktop and microwave. Small facility with fridge for overnight food.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs may not be allowed due to health and safety and contamination issues — please discuss in advance.

Computer facilities

Software or hardware to help visually impaired users could be acquired if needed.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch readable buttons and audio information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Several photocopiers available. Some labs have magnifying lights.

Signs and wayfinding

Little directional signage. All visitors are escorted round the building.

Other

  • Area outside the building is lit automatically at night.
  • All stairs are marked and have continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in tea room (sometimes used as a seminar room) and at reception.

Other

  • Sensory fire pagers are available from reception.
  • Some traffic noise from Tennis Court Road.
  • Most offices and rooms are carpeted and softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officers.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Wellcome Trust. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Trust. This page was last updated on 10th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Gurdon Institute.

Contact Details

Address
Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge, CB2 1QR
Tel.
01223 760 240
Fax
01223 760 241
Email
administrator@cscr.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.cscr.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mr Mark Hammond
Tel.
01223 760 237
Fax
01223 760 241
Email
mjh80@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Old Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site.

Parking

Two disabled bays, shared with other nearby buildings. One is kept locked to prevent inappropriate usage, so call in advance to reserve.

General Information

Located on first and second floors of a building shared with the Institute of Biotechnology and the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre. Postgraduate research only is conducted by the centre.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or in the immediate vicinity.

Medical facilities

Three first aiders. A first aid room is available on level 1.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on two staircases, and trained fire wardens. All members are given full fire induction and practice.

Physical Access

Entrances

Shallow ramp from Tennis Court Road, with handrail. Level entrance through two sets of manual doors with lowered card access on front door. High intercom to reception. Push button exit.

Number of floors

Six floors in total, including basement. The centre is located on first and second floors of the building.

Lifts and stairs

Passenger lift to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Meeting and seminar rooms accessible, with moveable furniture. Offices are small. Laboratories have level access from lift. Benches are all at standard height. Write-up areas have some height-adjustable tables.

Library

User rights at Department of Pharmacology library nearby — see separate entry. Level and lift access via main entrance, or three steps directly from third floor of Institute.

Computer facilities

All members have their own computers. Some are in the laboratories due to lack of office space. Advice and equipment to help with repetitive strain injury available.

Toilets

Disabled toilets are available on each floor.

Common rooms

Shared canteen area is available. Tea room with small kitchen, level and accessible, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in the building, but not in the laboratories due to health and safety and contamination issues.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. No touch-readable buttons or audio information in lift.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear hazard signs. Little directional signage, but the building is based on long corridors and wayfinding is not difficult.

Other

  • Good lighting generally, especially in the laboratories.
  • Paths outside are automatically lit at night.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

The seminar room and the meeting rooms on levels 1 and 2 have induction loops.

Other

  • Some traffic noise from Tennis Court Road, but generally fairly quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research.

Contact Details

Address
1 JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge, CB3 0DY
Tel.
01223 337 581
Fax
01223 337 596
Email
whittle-enquiries@eng.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www-diva.eng.cam.ac.uk/turbo/

Access Issues

Contact
Juliet Teather
Tel.
01223 337 581
Fax
01223 337 596
Email
jet63@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

West Cambridge Site. See separate entry for West Cambridge Site.

General Information

Research division of the Department of Engineering, focusing on turbo-machinery, mechanical engineering and lasers. The building itself is generally accessible, but a severe disability may be a hindrance in the laboratories.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in the building, and more on site. Those working with lasers must undergo thorough laser eye tests and inductions.

Emergency procedures

The building is all at ground level, with level fire exits.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access through wide door, with bell for assistance. Push button exit. Carpeted hallway, and low counter at reception.

Number of floors

All at ground level.

Lifts and stairs

None.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Laboratories are on ground floor, but very crowded with equipment. There would be no room for a wheelchair, and other physical impairments may also be a hindrance. Seminar room on ground floor, with moveable furniture.

Library

Small unstaffed library in a ground level room, all accessible. Ask reception for assistance.

Computer facilities

All members have their own computers.

Toilets

One disabled toilet in the building.

Common rooms

Common room at ground level, with moveable furniture and a small kitchen.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in the office and common areas, but please discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into a laboratory. Severe visual impairments would hinder your ability to use the laboratory.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Signs and wayfinding

Few internal signs, but the building is small and all on ground floor. Wayfinding is not a problem.

Other

  • Visually impaired people would find practical work in the laboratories difficult, as they are very crowded and experiments often require sharp eyesight for safety reasons.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops installed but portable systems are available on request.

Other

  • Mostly carpeted and quiet throughout the building.

Planned Access Improvements

None planned. Long term plan is for the institute to move to a new building located on the West Cambridge Site (estimate 2008 earliest).

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Whittle Laboratory. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Laboratory. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Whittle Laboratory.

Contact Details

Address
Box 65,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ
Tel.
01223 331 823
Fax
01223 331 826
Email
jj111@wbic.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.wbic.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Mrs Jackie Jenkins
Tel.
01223 331 820
Fax
01223 331 826
Email
jj111@wbic.cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

Parking

Main disabled car parking area is just outside the main entrance. There is no parking available here for cars without a disabled badge.

General Information

Part of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, opened in 1995 and growing fast. Almost all work done in the centre is research.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the building or on the Addenbrooke's Site.

Medical facilities

First aider in the department. Located on the hospital site, near Accident and Emergency.

Emergency procedures

All fire exits are on the ground floor and level. The building is all ground floor, so no evacuation chairs are necessary.

Physical Access

Entrances

Level access to building, through two sets of heavy manual doors. Reception counter at standing height. There is a level internal entrance from the Critical Care Unit.

Number of floors

Almost all facilities are ground floor only. There is a small chemistry facility in the basement.

Lifts and stairs

If necessary, the basement can be reached via an internal lift from the main hospital. Arrange in advance. All other areas have level access.

Lecture theatres

Small lecture theatre in the Neurosciences Department (signposted ‘Spur B’) on level 2 of the main hospital. Tiered seating, but level access to the front and space for wheelchairs or other chairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Scanner rooms are ground floor and accessible, but discuss in advance if you have any access needs. Shared office rather cramped.

Library

Small, unstaffed Neurosciences library on level 2 of the main hospital. Some high shelves, but plenty of workspace — ask in the nearby offices if you need assistance.

Computer facilities

Members have their own computers. Central computer facilities are located in the School of Clinical Medicine.

Toilets

Disabled toilet in the building, and plenty more in nearby main hospital.

Common rooms

Small tea room and kitchen, rather cramped and difficult for a wheelchair. Some chairs and a low table.

Other

  • Some offices are located on level 2 of the main hospital, rather cramped and with high keypad entry but otherwise fully accessible.
  • Small Golden Jubilee gardens outside, with plenty of benches and smooth paths.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Please discuss in advance if you want to bring your guide dog into the building, as it is a clinical facility.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large, clear sign outside, and good internal signs. Wayfinding within the building is not difficult.

Other

  • Generally good lighting around the building and within facilities.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the WBIC. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the WBIC.

Contact Details

Address
Downing Street,
Cambridge CB2 3EJ
Tel.
01223 336 600
Fax
01223 336 676
Email
zoodephr@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Website
http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/

Access Issues

Contact
Dr Brian McCabe
Tel.
01223 741 801
Fax
01223 741 802
Email
bjm1@cam.ac.uk

Location, Services and Transport

New Museums Site, near Pembroke Street entrance. See separate entry for New Museums Site. There is also a sub-department at Madingley village.

General Information

Large department, including Museum of Zoology on the same site and sub-department at Madingley village.

Smoking

No smoking anywhere in the buildings.

Medical facilities

Five first aiders in the department and two at the sub-department. First aid room on first floor corridor.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted and trained staff available.

Physical Access

Entrances

Main entrance up steps. Access at museum entrance, via steep ramp with handrail, steps or wheelchair lift, and power-assisted door. Then up stairs with handrail or wheelchair lift (key on request), and through automatic push-button doors.

Number of floors

Five floors, including basement, in main building and on museum side. The sub-department is on one level.

Lifts and stairs

Lifts to all floors.

Lecture theatres

Main lecture theatre near reception. Level access via museum entrance (as above) through push-button doors. Tiered, with designated wheelchair space. Fixed, narrow, bench seating, with no handrails down steps. Stair climber at fire exit of main lecture theatre. Part 2 theatre is upstairs, accessed by lift.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Most teaching rooms and laboratories on ground floor, accessed via museum entrance. Variable height benches in the Elementary and Computing laboratories. Power assisted doors in Elementary laboratory.

Library

On first floor. Level access from lift, through double doors. One step to all bookshelves and reading area. Staff will help.

Computer facilities

Part 2 computer facilities on second floor, with level access from lift.

Toilets

Disabled toilets in foyer of museum entrance and museum basement, and one on first floor of main building.

Common rooms

On second floor, with level access from lift. Spacious, with moveable furniture.

Museum

Museum of Zoology has level access from foyer through two sets push-button automatic doors. Lift to lower floor. Mid-level only accessible by stairs, with handrail, but can be seen from above. Smooth and spacious. Phone at entrance available for emergency assistance.

Other

  • Whale skeleton outside museum has step access only.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Department has voice-recognition software and physiotherapy for staff with repetitive strain injury.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Leaflet on University Museums and Galleries available from museum reception when open.

Library and magnification equipment

The library has individual reading lamps at each reading desk. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Signs in museum are fairly large and clear.

Other

  • Excellent lighting in museum.
  • Slide presentations are projected onto large screen at front of lecture theatre. There are no repeating monitors in the lecture theatres.
  • Slides, instructions, demonstrations and microscope images are relayed to video monitors distributed throughout the Elementary Laboratory.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops at reception, both lecture theatres, first floor and basement seminar rooms.

Other

  • Main lecture theatre is large and echoey. PA system in main lecture theatre and Elementary Laboratory.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. All staff and students are encouraged to discuss their needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Zoology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Zoology.