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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

20 Clarkson Road,
Cambridge CB3 0EH
01223 335 999
01223 330 508

Access Issues

Sarah Fendt
01223 335 982
01223 330 508

Location, Services and Transport

About a mile from the city centre, on the same site as the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Access via Clarkson Road.


Clarkson Road is fairly quiet and residential. The nearby Madingley Road, often used to access the institute by car, is busy at peak times.

Services and shops

City centre. There is a large cafeteria in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, open during office hours, and snack machines.


Car park with designated disabled bay.

Other transport options

Uni 4 and Citi 4 bus stop nearby.

General Information

Most offices and the large seminar room are located in the main building. The smaller seminar room and three offices are located in the Gatehouse next door. Both buildings have good access generally. Please call before arrival if you have any queries or access requests.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders on site.

Emergency procedures

Stairs are unsuitable for evacuation chairs. Report to reception if you will need help evacuating in an emergency.

Physical Access


Level access through wide single door. Fairly high counter at reception. Swipe card access out of hours.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Large lecture room in main building. Ground level, carpeted, and spacious, with moveable chairs and a ramp to the stage.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Smaller lecture room in Gatehouse, first floor and accessible by lift or stairs.


Ground level entrance through wide single door. Carpeted and spacious, with computers at ground level. Plenty of workspace and a reading area. Stairs with handrails to upper level. Staffed office hours.

Computer facilities

Computer room and wireless access room on ground floor of Gatehouse, both accessible. A few computers in library for short-term use. Regular staff and visitors have their own office and computer facilities.


Four disabled toilets, one on each floor near the fire escape.

Common rooms

Tea and coffee and a small snack bar at mezzanine level. Low moveable tables and chairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass available in library. Photocopiers available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large, clear directional signs are put up for conferences and workshops.


  • Good lighting around building, with large windows in the lecture theatre and library.
  • All stairs are marked and have continuous handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in both lecture rooms.


  • Library and other areas are carpeted and quiet. There is little traffic noise.

Other Useful Information

  • The institute can provide accommodation for visiting academics. Disabled accommodation would be possible with notice. Please discuss well in advance if you have any special requirements.
  • The institute also provides catering during some conferences, so please advise if you have special dietary requirements.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Studies. The ADRC updates information as it is recevied from the Institute. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Studies.