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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Access Issues Contact

Ms Gillian Weale
01223 335 655
01223 335 075

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.


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


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.


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.


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 Accessibility and 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 ADRC 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.