Access@Essex is a portal for all online information relating to access and disability at Essex.
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Information, advice and support
Access@Essex is a gateway to all online information relating to access
and disability at Essex.
At Essex we are committed to ensuring that all members of our University community
are able to participate fully and equally in campus life. We recognise that the provision
of comprehensive and accurate information plays an important part in this, by enabling people
to make informed choices.
Access@Essex provides links to access information about all aspects of University life.
General information that is relevant to all is set out below, whilst that specific to
students and staff is set out separately. If
your query is not easily answered via these pages, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Disability and Equality policy
The Equality and Diversity team have a major responsibility for
progressing disability issues at our University. Their equality remit includes:
Our partnership with DisabledGo
We work in partnership with national disability organisation
DisabledGo who provide detailed
online access guides to many of our campus buildings and facilities. Details on the buildings audited
by DisabledGo can be found throughout our site.
Getting to and around campus
- Colchester Campus Accessible Travel Guide -
a comprehensive guide to accessible travel options and car-parking including the allocation of spaces
for disabled drivers and blue badge holders.
- Find Your Way Essex - an online interactive map of
our Colchester Campus, offering 'step-free' and 'indoor' route options.
- Colchester Campus access map (.pdf) - a square-level
guide to step-free routes and other access-related facilities.
- Departmental access guides - individual guides to
departments featuring access information on key routes from the main squares, accessible parking and toilets.
- DisabledGo venue list
- an A-Z of the Colchester Campus venues for which DisabledGo provide full audit information.
- Under podia access map (.pdf) - arrival, parking and
theatre access under-podia information.
Building works affecting movement around campus
Our Estate Management team provide up-to-date information regarding
any works taking place on campus which may have an impact on access. They also highlight any
issues related to increased noise due to these works.