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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Alison Richard Building,
7 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR
01223 767 255
01223 767 237

Access Issues

01223 761 000

Location, Services and Transport

Alsion Richard Building, Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

The department is located in the Alison Richard Building, which is accessible to wheelchair users. Please call in advance if you require assistance to enter the building.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Physical Access


Main entrance is accessible by wheelchair and a lift is available to all floors.

Number of floors

Four floors.

Lifts and stairs

Modern lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Lecture and seminar rooms SG1/2, 119, 138, S1, S2 and S3 are used for teaching. All are accessible by lift, with moveable furniture.


Disabled toilet onĀ all floors.

Common rooms

Cafe is on the ground floor.

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 embossed letters on signs.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop available on request.

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.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Politics and International Studies. The ADRC updates information as it is recevied from the Department. This page was last updated on 17th May 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Politics and International Studies.