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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

19 Silver Street,
Cambridge CB3 9EP
01223 337 147
01223 337 130

Access Issues

Marina Ballard
01223 337 143
01223 337 130

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.


  • 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 Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

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