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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Access Issues Contact

Ms Judith Weik
01223 769328
01223 769 329

Location, Services and Transport

The Centre is on the third floor of the Alison Richard's Building. For travel access please see Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Small department, for post-graduate research students only.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in the Alison Richard Building and more on the Sidgwick Site.

Emergency procedures

Not known at this time.

Physical Access


Ground floor step-free access to the building. Access to upper floors via a lift.

Number of floors

All of the department is located on the third floor. Some seminars may be held on lower floors.

Lifts and stairs

Stairs and lift access.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All seminar rooms are accessible via lift.


Library on the third floor and accessible - staff will help as necessary - please ask.

Computer facilities

Computer facilities are on the third floor and are accessible - staff will help as necessary - please ask.


Disabled toilet on all floors.

Common rooms

Open areas on all floors.

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

Large windows and good lighting in library. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Please ask if you will have trouble finding the Alison Richard Building.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop installed in seminar room.


  • Rooms are softly furnished.

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.

Other Useful Information

All magnetic swipe cards will soon be able to be programmed to allow users extra time to open doors before re-locking.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Centre of African Studies. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. This page was last updated on 17th January 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Centre for African Studies.