|Workroom locations map||Student disability services|
Users with special needs can use the Cluster WTS or Myriad services and adjust the appearance and behaviour of Windows 2000. Most users with disabilities may need utility programs with higher functionality for daily use.
Using the Accessibility tools, that ship with Windows 2000, a user can enhance accessibility for some vision-impaired, hearing-impaired, and mobility-impaired users without requiring additional software or hardware.
The Accessibility Options found in the Control Panel (click on Start > Settings > Control Panel) can be used to easily set up how you want to use your keyboard, display, and mouse functions.
The five tools available in the Accessibility Options in Control Panel perform various functions:
StickyKeys enables simultaneous keystrokes while pressing one key at a time.
FilterKeys adjusts the response of your keyboard.
ToggleKeys emits sounds when certain locking keys are pressed.
SoundSentry provides visual warnings for system sounds.
ShowSounds instructs programs to display captions for program speech and sounds.
|Display||High Contrast improves screen contrast with alternative colours and font sizes.|
|Mouse||MouseKeys enables the keyboard to perform mouse functions.|
|General||SerialKeys would allow the use of alternative input devices instead of a keyboard and mouse.|
The Accessibility wizard takes the user through the stages of setting up the options and programs for your individual needs.
Information Systems is currently in an ongoing process of refurbishing its cluster rooms, making them more accessible and functional. As we replace older furniture, we now add modified tables so a minimum ratio of 1 in 20 are specifically designed for wheelchair access, matching the percentage of the population that is estimated to utilise a wheelchair. This varies across the clusters so that some, where access is notably easier (DMS Watson teaching/postgraduate clusters) and others that have a higher usage, will have a higher proportion (1 in 6). Some clusters, however, are constrained by the physical access to the building/floor and as such will never be accessible unless major works are carried out to the building infrastructure. We also purchase chairs that offer a greater degree of flexibility and support so that they can be adjusted for maximum comfort and ease, and the majority of clusters now have chairs less than two years old, with only a few public clusters remaining to be upgraded.
|Cluster Name||Disabled Access||Adapted Desks||Notes|
|Free Access||Staff Assistance|
|Archaeology (1st Floor)||via Lift||0/12|
|Archaeology Library (5th Floor)||via Lift||1/19|
|Bedford Way Ground & 3rd Floor Clusters||via Lift||0/22||External entrance via the Visual Development unit which requires security authorisation and assistance.|
|Bentham House (Private)||via Lift||0/20||External ramp from street level, then ramp to basement.|
|Chadwick 2nd Floor||No Access||0/18|
|Chadwick Basement Cluster||via Lift||0/28||Ramp into building then lift.|
|Chandler House||via Lift||0/34||External ramp from street level.|
|CHEELD Cluster||via Lift||0/17||Entrance via rear of building|
|Christopher Ingold 1st Floor||via Lift||0/20||External ramp from street level.|
|Christopher Ingold PC 3rd Floor||via Lift||0/25||External ramp from street level.|
|Cruciform Basement Cluster||via Lift||0/66||External ramp from street level, then lift to basement.|
|DMS Watson Mezzanine Cluster||No Access||0/100|
|DMS Watson Postgraduate Cluster||Yes||5/30|
|DMS Watson Teaching Cluster||Yes||4/26|
|Furnival Cluster||via Lift||1/18||External ramp from street level, then lift.|
|Goldsmid House||via Lift||0/10||Small step to external doors. All workstations are bench mounted so easier access|
|Grafton Way||No Access||0/24|
|Hawkridge Cluster (HoR)||No Access||0/17|
|Henry Morley||No Access||0/30|
|Huntley Street||No Access||0/9|
|James Lighthill House (HoR)||via Lift||0/27|
|John Dodgson House (HoR)||0/16|
|Langton Close (HoR)||via Lift||0/29|
|Lewis' Workrooms||via Lift||1/20||Ramp from street.|
|Max Rayne/Ifor Evans Cluster (HoR)||0/14|
|UCL Union (25 Gordon Street) Cluster||No Access||0/30|
|Rockefeller Cluster||Ramp from street||0/21||Ramp from street|
|Royal Free Hospital Cluster|
|Schafer House Cluster (HoR)||Yes||0/14|
|Stanmore Cluster||No Access||0/9||Small step to external doors. Single doors in corridors.|
|Torrington Place PC Cluster||via Lift||0/60||Entrance via rear of building|
|Wates House Mac Cluster (Private)||via Lift||0/20|
|Whittington Hospital Cluster||Yes||0/10||Ramp from street|
|Whittington Library Cluster||via Lift||0/8||Access is available but requires opening of Fire Doors and phone calls to exit.|
|Wilkins Cluster||via Lift||0/12||Entrance at far end of South Cloister, requiring security assistance.|
|Windeyer Cluster||Yes||0/24||Entrance via side of building|
Student Enabling IT (SEnIT) Suite
The Student Enabling IT Suite is equipped with an up-to-date range of assistive software and technology and is designed for students with disabilities. It is situated in the Main Building at South Junction.
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