Accessibility

Below you will find information on accessing the Language Centre.

Disabled access to the Centre is limited as there is no lift and the main entrance has a small set of steps. However, access is available through the fire exit. Please ring the bell, located beside the right hand gate, on pavement level, and someone at reception will open the door for you.  

You can also send reception an e-mail beforehand or phone on +44(0)1865 283360. 

There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor. One is next to Rooms 101 and 102, and the other is just off the main lobby.

There is one University parking space and one accessible parking space.  The accessible space doesn’t need booking, but may be full. To gain access to either of the parking spaces, enter from Banbury Road, next to the Old Parsonage Hotel. The accessible parking space is directly on the right hand side. To book the department space, please contact reception or (0)1865 283360. The departmental space is located straight ahead as you enter the carpark, and is parallel to the Language Centre.

More information on the UAS access guide

    Language Tutors are always happy to help and the Language Centre will always try to accommodate students to the best of our ability, including trying to schedule classes in accessible classrooms. Please make sure you let Language Centre staff know of any needs you have prior to a class beginning.

    The library is committed to the Common Framework for Supporting Disabled Students. For more information, contact the Librarian by e-mail or phone on +44 (0)1865 283362. There is also information provided by the Bodleian Libraries

    Organisation

    Almost all books, CDs and videos are on open access shelves. Books are shelved alphabetically by language. New acquisitions since 2007 have shelf marks with bigger fonts.

    Users with mobility difficulties

    There is no lift in the Language Centre. The computer area is on the first floor and the library on the second floor. Library staff can bring books to the ground floor or assist in removing books from the library shelves.

    Visual and reading support

    There are magnifiers, coloured papers and acetates available in the library. New acquisitions since 2007 have shelf marks with bigger fonts. Fetching books, photocopying or scanning, enlarging items by photocopying etc. can very easily be accommodated by library staff. Extended borrowing rights can be allowed.

    Hearing support

    There are no specific facilities for readers with hearing impairments. However, the library collection has material in several sign languages, including BSL (British Sign Language).

    Other support

    Food and drink in a re-sealable container can be allowed in certain circumstances.

    The library also has a daylight lamp.

    Our website has been designed by Mosaic and has a minimum of AA rating for accessibility

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