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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Austin Robinson Building,
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DD
01223 335 200
01223 335 475

Access Issues

Mr Craig Peacock
01223 335 253
01223 335 475

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information


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


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


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.


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.


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.


  • 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 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 Economics. 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 Economics.