Disability Resource Centre (DRC)
Faculty of Economics
- Austin Robinson Building,
Cambridge CB3 9DD
- 01223 335 200
- 01223 335 475
- Mr Craig Peacock
- 01223 335 253
- 01223 335 475
Location, Services and Transport
Sidgwick Site. See separate entry for Sidgwick Site.
No smoking anywhere in the building.
First aider in building, and more on site.
Evacuation chairs available, with staff trained in their use. First floor toilet doubles as a fire refuge, and there is a refuge in the Marshall library.
Level access at main entrance, through two sets of double doors. Level entrance to Marshall building opposite, with wheelchair lift to basement and mezzanine levels.
Number of floors
Five floors in total, including ground floor.
Lifts and stairs
Rather small lift (100x103x99) to first, second and third floors of Austin Robinson building. Marshall building has wheelchair lift to basement and mezzanine levels, but you must arrange in advance. Stairs have handrails.
Keynes seminar room on top floor of Austin Robinson building, accessed only by stairs. Other seminar and teaching rooms on mezzanine of Marshall building, with wheelchair lift access. Level inside.
Second floor of Marshall building. Lift access from Austin Robinson building, but arrange in advance for the back door to be opened. Five steps or wheelchair lift to main area, which is spacious and smooth. Journals upstairs, only accessible by stairs, but staff will fetch. All stairs have handrails.
Computer room in basement of Marshall building, accessed by wheelchair lift. Rather small, but with moveable chairs. Power points in library for laptops.
Disabled toilet in basement of Marshall building, and on first floor of Austin Robinson building.
Graduate common room on mezzanine of Marshall building, accessed by stairlift. Faculty common room on fourth floor, only accessible by stairs.
Assistance dogs welcome.
Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.
Large print, Braille and audio
Large print information on prior request.
Library and magnification equipment
Good lighting in library, and extra lights on some individual desks. Photocopier available. Magnifying sheets or glasses could be acquired if needed.
Signs and wayfinding
Signs are fairly clear.
- Telephones are designed for hearing aid users — switch to T.
Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues
Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.
The information on this page is the responsibility of the Faculty of Economics. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Faculty. This page was last updated on 25th May 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Faculty of Economics.