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University Collaborates on Accessibility Guide

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The University of Worcester has worked with DisabledGo to produce a guide informing students and visitors of the accessibility of its facilities.

National organisation DisabledGo has now given the University a plaque as a mark of accreditation, reflecting the work it has done to outline accessibility on its campuses.

DisabledGo works across all sectors, including with 64 universities, to inform disabled people of what is provided for them at particular venues.

The University’s Student Services and Facilities teams have been working with DisabledGo to produce University of Worcester Access Guides for campus buildings and inter-campus routes.

The DisabledGo guides provide useful information, such as the location of accessible parking spaces, physical building access, lighting levels and provision of induction loops. This is designed to help a disabled person plan visits and travel between campuses.

Nationally, guides produced by DisabledGo were viewed more than two million times in 2016.

Caryn Thorogood, Head of Student Services, said: “The guides highlight the University’s long term commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where students can reach their full potential.”

Ross Renton, Pro Vice Chancellor Students, said: “The University has a long-standing commitment to inclusion, ensuring that all students reach their full potential. We’re therefore delighted to have worked with DisabledGo in the production of these access guides to benefit our students, staff and visitors.”

DisabledGo Executive Director, Anna Nelson, said: “We are delighted to be working with the University of Worcester, who are leading the way in the region. The University has a clear commitment to equality of access and opportunity and we feel the detailed accessibility guides we have produced for 33 buildings make an important contribution, enabling people to check facilities in advance so they can have the best possible experience and education.”

The guides are now available on the University website and through DisabledGo’s website.