Guidance for disabled visitors

Information and resources for disabled students.


Disability and Dyslexia Support Service

This university service coordinates support for students who declare a disability or a specific learning difficulty. They can also answer any questions and provide advice prior to your arrival on campus.

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service

Access information

Online access information is available for all our buildings and services and includes a number of route plans to help you navigate across campus.

AccessAble – University of Sheffield

Download the app

In addition to the online database of access information, we have also developed the free dedicated app called AccessAble – UOS, to make accessing this information even easier.

The app has been developed in partnership with DisabledGo and is available for both Android and Apple devices.

Google Android store: AccessAble – UOS download

Apple App Store: AccessAble – UOS download

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs trained by members of assistance dogs (UK) or by an equivalent organisation in another country, and have formal identification are permitted to accompany their owners at all times and in all places within the UK (unless there is a genuine health and safety risk) including University buildings.

Download the University's assistance dogs policy (PDF, 285KB)

Safety procedures

Many of our academic and residential buildings are multi-storey and if you are likely to need help from the University to evacuate from a multi-storey building you are visiting in the event of an emergency (for example a fire alarm).

Please let the department you are visiting know this in advance, indicating the type of assistance you would need, so that they can make arrangements to help you should the need arise.

Coronavirus - campus access

Check our coronavirus information pages for the latest on access to University buildings.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.