A highly prestigious University consistently ranked as one of the world’s best becomes latest of over 80 Universities across the UK to partner with AccessAble.
The University of Cambridge have worked with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to over 140 buildings and services, including famous museums such as The Scott Polar Research Institute and the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Science. All departments and faculties across all main University sites have been covered, including the newly opened Student Services Centre on the New Museums Site, the Old Schools and the iconic graduation venue Senate House.
A further 100 Detailed Access Guides will be added in 2020, covering teaching spaces spread across all campuses.
The Guides are 100% facts, figures and photographs to help students, visitors and staff plan their journeys to and around the University, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets.
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 Guides have been checked in person, by trained surveyors.
Dr Gregory Burke, Founder of AccessAble said:
“We are thrilled to launch the first phase of our Detailed Access Guides to the University of Cambridge. My time at Cambridge changed my life completely, giving me a freedom and a confidence when hitherto my horizons had been so tightly constrained. Nevertheless my access frustrations led me to set up AccessAble (then called DisabledGo) during my PhD. Now, working in partnership with the University we’ve ensured that vital, in-depth access information to some buildings, teaching spaces and services is available for students, visitors and staff. We will build on this great start to ensure that all students feel confident and welcome everywhere they go within the university and colleges. I hope other organisations will be encouraged by the forward-thinking of this world-leading University and look at how working with AccessAble can effect a step-change in the quality of the provision of services to students and staff.”
John Harding, Head of the Disability Resource Centre at University of Cambridge said:
“We are really pleased to be able to work with AccessAble on enhancing the provision of access information to students and staff of the University of Cambridge as well as to our visitors. The new guides are a great example of the University’s commitment to the principles of inclusion and accessibility.”
To take a look at the University’s Accessibility Guide simply go to https://www.accessable.co.uk/university-of-cambridge
It’s 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 to use on the go.
The information to University of Cambridge’s sites joins over 70,000 places already covered across the UK, including over 1,900 of places in Cambridgeshire, making www.AccessAble.co.uk a great tool for planning your University experience, a day out or trip away.
For more information about the project, please contact Amy Waumsley, Senior Partnerships Manager at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email [email protected].