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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

West Road,
Cambridge, CB3 9BS
01223 763 002
01223 763 003

Access Issues

Dr Peter Harland
01223 763 017
01223 763 003

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

New building, opened in 2000, with good access.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders on site.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted near fire escapes.

Physical Access


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.


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.


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.


  • Lift has touch-readable buttons and audio information.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in main lecture theatre.


  • 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 Accessibility and 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 ADRC 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.