Information about our buildings and their accessibility
DisabledGo - Access Guides
The University works with DisabledGo, the UK's leading provider of access information, to provide details about the accessibility of our buildings and facilities.
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I am delighted to see these access guides produced for the University by DisabledGo. The University of Edinburgh aims to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in and contribute to our community: our historic estate is beautiful but we recognise that not all buildings are as accessible as we would wish. The survey information by DisabledGo will not only provide information for staff, students and visitors about how best to access the University, but will also provide recommendations for improvements. These guides, together with a commitment for further work by the University to progressively improve accessibility of the estate, will enhance our ability to allow everyone to participate in our mission of the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge
DisabledGo app "AccessAble - UoE"
AccessAble - UoE is available on both iOS and Android, and uses symbols, photos and descriptions to give you instant access to information about ramps, lifts and accessible toilets.
Handy features include Find a Loo, which shows the nearest accessible toilet on campus, MyWayToGo which directs you to a chosen accessible place on campus, and FindMeNow, an in-built emergency locator that sends your GPS location to your chosen emergency contact by email or SMS.
For students, the first point of contact is the Student Disability Service. Specific information about facilities for disabled students within our University accommodation can be found on the Accommodation Services website.
Student Disability Service:
If you are a member of staff and would like additional information on the University's disability services, please contact Jean Tennant, the Staff Disability Officer.
For disability issues related to the estate, please contact Tim Thurston, Disability Access and Equality Manager.
Any urgent accessibility repair and maintenance issues should be reported to the Estates Helpdesk
Tel: 0131 650 2494 (ext 502494)