Accessibility


AccessUS

The University of Sheffield’s estate contains a large and diverse range of properties. These range from newer and more contemporary buildings, such as Information Commons, Jessops West and The Diamond, to those of special historical interest, such as the Arts Tower, Firth Court and Sir Frederick Mappin Building.

Despite the age, characteristics or architectural significance of these buildings, the University of Sheffield has a responsibility to ensure the estate and its services prevent discrimination and ensure (wherever reasonable) its facilities and services are accessible to all. Accessibility is therefore a key consideration of all building projects.

Ensuring that our older buildings are fully accessible presents more of a challenge, but we continue to seek innovative ways of re-organising and re-developing our older property stock to ensure that it meets today’s standards and achieve our ultimate goal of providing a fully inclusive campus.

Access Information

In partnership with DisabledGo, online access information is available for all our buildings and services. This also includes a number of route plans to help you navigate across campus.

This information can be found here

With the help of DisabledGo, we have also developed the dedicated mobile app ‘AccessAble - UOS’ to make accessing this information even easier.

The app is available free for both Android (click here) and Apple devices (click here)

Click for DisabledGo information

Download the app

AccessUs

  • Have you encountered any physical barriers when trying to access a university property?
  • Are there any building features or facilities you are unable to use or find difficult to access?
  • Are there any common accessibility features or facilities provided on campus, which you feel are unsuitable, difficult to use or could be improved?

Should you encounter any problems trying to access a University facility, or have any suggestions or comments in respect of accessibility across Campus, we would like to hear from you.

To get in touch please complete the online AccessUS  feedback form or send an email to EFMHelpDesk@sheffield.ac.uk

Health and Safety - PEEPs

The University of Sheffield takes the health and safety of its staff, students and visitors very seriously.

If you are unable to evacuate a building safely in the event of an emergency you will need a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP). This will identify any special arrangements or assistance required by an individual to ensure their safety in the event of an evacuation.

For more information about PEEPs, please click here.

Support for students

The Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS) coordinate support for students who declare a disability or a specific learning difficulty.

The DDSS encourage all prospective students to come and meet them, explore the campus and discuss any individual support needs you may have.

For contact details and more information on the support available, please visit Disability and Dyslexia Support Service.

Support for staff

The University of Sheffield is committed to attracting, growing and engaging with talented people from diverse backgrounds at every level. This is recognised by our ‘Two Ticks’ status. We recognise the importance of inclusivity within the University community, to ensure that all can flourish and reach their full potential.

The university Workplace Health & Wellbeing Service work with the Human Resources Department to ensure that any reasonable adjustment and support needs for staff with disabilities are met.

Should you have queries about access or other reasonable adjustment issues in the workplace, please contact Human Resouces or the Workplace Health & Wellbeing Service.

Contact 

For more information please do not hesitate to contact:

Help Desk
Estates and Facilities Management
Tel: (0114) 222 9000 | Email: EFMHelpDesk@sheffield.ac.uk

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