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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

11 West Road,
Cambridge CB3 9DP
01223 763 481
01223 335 067

Access Issues

Mr Alex Drury
01223 762 057
01223 335 067

Location, Services and Transport

Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.

General Information

Most teaching takes place in the main building, which is ground level and has good access. The adjacent building is a Victorian House, containing only administration offices.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders on site.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs, but main building is all on ground floor.

Physical Access


Level access at main entrance, into large, smooth, carpeted foyer.

Number of floors

Main building all on ground floor, except for upper balcony of concert hall. Adjacent house on two levels.

Lifts and stairs

No lifts.

Lecture theatres

Six lecture rooms, all in main building. One is tiered, with fixed seating and one designated wheelchair space, but the others are level and have moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All seminar and teaching rooms on ground floor and accessible.


Level access, through heavy doors. Wide aisles, and staff will help fetch books. Catalogue computers are standing level. One low computer and some keyboards in the annex. Annex up steep slope and two sets of heavy doors.

Computer facilities

Centre of Music and Science on ground floor, with swipe card access. Fully accessible.


Two disabled toilets in foyer.


  • Concert hall tiered, but with designated wheelchair spaces. Balcony upstairs.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users, but each student's requirements would be considered on a case by case basis.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Good lighting in library. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in concert hall.


  • Visual fire alarms fitted in recital room and concert hall.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Extra time and support is given to students with Specific Learning Difficulties. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Music. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Faculty. This page was last updated on 17th May 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Music.