Accessibility

The Conferences & Events+ team is committed to increasing the accessibility and inclusion of all visitors attending events and overnight stays at Lancaster University. We aim to improve equality of opportunity and remove barriers for groups and individuals, including visitors with visual or motor impairments, allowing them to enjoy our services to the fullest.

Accessibility needs will be accommodated if communicated to the Conferences & Events+ team in advance. All pre-visit enquiries and requests can be made via email to lancasterconferences@lancaster.ac.uk.

Accessible Venues

Before arrival, take a look at our Venues online to get a feel for the physical location and accessible facilities available.

Venues

Accessibility Toolkit

An accessibility toolkit is located in the Guest Services Office (North Spine, Bailrigg Campus), which includes the following items:

  • Ear defenders
  • Weighted blankets
  • Lightweight portable stools/pop-up chairs
  • Portable hoist
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchair
  • Fidget toys
  • Reading glasses/magnifying glass
  • Large prints of menus
  • Audio description on smart devices (for those with no smart device) or Talking Tiles.
  • Bean bags
  • Felt tip pens, crayons and pads
  • Steel straws
  • Extension cords
Magnifying glass from the Accessibility Toolkit
Magnifying glass from the Accessibility Toolkit

Changing Places

A fully accessible Changing Places toilet facility has been installed at the University, specially designed to accommodate the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, or with physical disabilities including muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. Features include:

  • A height adjustable changing and showering table
  • A multi-function ceiling hoist
  • A height adjustable washbasin
  • A toilet
  • An extendable privacy screen
Changing Places