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AccessAble and Durham University re-launch Accessibility Guide

Durham University have worked with AccessAble, the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access information, to update Detailed Access Guides to teaching/meeting spaces and routes across the colleges.

Durham University are the first to partner with AccessAble on a new Route Map initiative, providing an interactive map which pulls together all accessible routes across the colleges. You can view the route map here:

The Guides are 100 per cent facts, figures, and photographs to help students, visitors and staff plan their journey to and around the university, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets.

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We know everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all of the details you’ll find in the Guide have been checked in person, on site, by trained surveyors.

Dr Gregory Burke, Founder and Chair of AccessAble, said:

“We are delighted to re-launch Detailed Access Guides to Durham University’s buildings and routes. The university have made a significant investment in accessibility. They’ve worked in partnership with us to ensure in-depth access information is easily available. That is vital for disabled students, visitors and staff, and valuable for everybody. 

The initiative is all about removing barriers to higher education for disabled people and improving the experience for everyone. We are proud to include Durham University in our national network of 100+ universities across the country who are committed to including disabled people.”

Helen Richardson-Smith, Senior Space Manager at Durham University, said:

“Durham University is committed to providing inclusive spaces that provide a positive experience for all students, visitors and staff. Many of our buildings are modern and designed for accessibility but a small number of the colleges and departments in Durham City are ancient, listed buildings where getting around isn't always straightforward.

We welcome the opportunity to work with AccessAble to provide access to such important information for anyone wishing to study, work or visit Durham University.”

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You can view the Durham University Accessibility Guide here:

It is also available via the AccessAble App which is free to download from the App Store and Google Play, giving you accessibility information at your fingertips.

The information to Durham University joins over 70,000 places already covered across the UK, making a great tool not only for planning your university experience, but also a day out or trip away.

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For more information about the project, please contact Ellen Ilott, Senior Partnerships Manager at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email [email protected].

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