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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Alison Richard Building,
7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
01223 337 158

Access Issues

Emma Cantu
01223 337 158

Location, Services and Transport

7 West Road on the Sidgwick Site. Uni 4 bus stop outside the Alison Richard Building. See separate entries for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

The Centre of Development Studies teaches an MPhil course and PhD programme. Teaching takes place mainly in the Alison Richard Building but can occasionally take place at another location in the University.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted.

Physical Access


Wheelchair access to all entrances on the ground floor.

Number of floors

There are four floors in the building (ground, first, second and third).  Centre of Development Studies is on the second floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Teaching takes place at various locations — check accessibility in advance. All teaching rooms in the Alison Richard Building are accessible for wheelchair users.

Computer facilities

Accessible computer room at the Marshall Library by arrangement— see separate entry for Marshall Library.


Disabled toilet on all floors.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear signs to the department.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop available in main lecture theatre SG1. 4 mobile induction loops available for use elsewhere in the building.


  • Carpeted and quiet.

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 Development Studies Committee. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. This page was last updated on 5th June 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Development Studies Committee.