Suggestions to improve accessibility

The University works hard to ensure that our campus is as accessible as possible to staff, students and visitors. Improvements are made every year and staff are asked to ensure that all who would benefit are aware of the accessibility information about all buildings and principal routes available on the DisabledGo website.

About every five years we carry out an Access Audit and we are doing so this year.  The Audit will focus on disabilities, including physical infrastructure and signage, and there is now an opportunity for anyone to raise suggested accessibility improvements for consideration by the Working Group.

The Group will then recommend which improvements might be implemented. Please send any suggestions by 4 March 2016 to

The ability to report an accessibility issue (such as a lift not working) is now available to all staff and students from the Staff and Student Homepages and the SU website via the ‘Report a Problem’ links.

Over the coming months emergency contact phone numbers will appear outside all lifts, in addition to the emergency telephone numbers already inside the lifts. There will also shortly be new signage outside every lift indicating where the nearest alternative lift is located to help if breakdowns occur.

You may also find it helpful to consult the University‘s access map.

Estates has now established an email distribution list for those who would like to subscribe to receive notifications of the start and end of interruptions to normal service in relation to Estates’ matters.  Please sign up to receive email notifications.

Mark Humphriss

Chair of the Equality & Diversity Committee

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