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AccessAble and University of Sunderland launch new Accessibility Guide

International institution is the latest of over 90 higher education providers to partner with AccessAble; the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access information.

University of Sunderland has worked with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to all teaching rooms and shared spaces on Sir Tom Cowie and City Campus’.

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.

David Livermore, Director of Business Development at AccessAble, said:

“We are delighted to launch Detailed Access Guides to University of Sunderland. The university have made a significant investment in accessibility. They’ve worked in partnership with us to ensure detailed access information to the campus is easily available. That is vital for disabled students, visitors, and staff and valuable for everybody. 

Our initiative is all about removing barriers to higher education and improving the experience for everyone. We welcome University of Sunderland into our national network of 90+ universities across the country who are committed to including disabled people.”

Professor Jon Timmis, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Commercial) and EDI Lead at University of Sunderland, said:

“The University of Sunderland is delighted to have partnered with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides.  Over the last six months AccessAble have worked with the Estates and Facilities Team to audit our estate, including the travel journeys by metro, bus or road.

At the University we recognise everyone’s accessibility needs are different.  The guides will support us in providing information to help everyone plan ahead of their visit, familiarise themselves with our campuses and create a stress-free experience. We aim to foster an inclusive environment to enable people to learn, collaborate and enjoy themselves on our campuses.” 

View University of Sunderland’s Accessibility Guide.

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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 during your university experience.

The information to University of Sunderland’s site joins over 70,000 places already covered across the UK, making a great tool for planning your university experience, a day out or trip away.

For more information about the project, please contact Mark Williams, Partnerships Manager at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email [email protected]

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