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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DA
01223 335 106
01223 335 110

Access Issues

01223 335 106
01223 335 110

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Small, friendly faculty, with fairly good access.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aider in building and several on site.

Emergency Procedures

No evacuation chair available.


Physical Access


Level access through two sets of narrow heavy doors. Alternative wider level entrance at back, but this must be opened from inside.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. The lift is rather old, and is not available for use out of office hours.

Lecture theatres

All lectures take place in the building, in seminar and teaching rooms.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Five ground floor rooms, four in basement, two on second floor and two on third, all accessed by lift. All have level seating and moveable furniture.


First floor, accessed by lift. Upper level all accessible, but there are five steps down to middle section with no handrail. Staff will fetch books. Plenty of space to work on upper level.

Computer facilities

Lapwing in LIbrary, Common Room and Postgraduate work are in Room 6.


Two disabled toilets on ground floor.

Common rooms

Ground floor, large and spacious, with moveable furniture. Small kitchen with coffee and tea making facilities.

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. Automatic sensor-operated lights. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Few signs, but the faculty is small.


  • Most stairs are unmarked, but do have handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops, but all rooms are small and softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Small faculty, so lots of individual support can be given.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 23 February 2016. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.