sussexMSA 15: Sussex

Everydayness and the Event
QueenMaryAugust 29-September 1, 2013

MSA Statement on Conference Access

The MSA is committed to ensuring that all conference registrants will be able to participate in conference events.

We ask that all conference attendees give thought to questions of access and work with the conference organizers to create an event that is welcoming to the entire community of participants.

If you would benefit from individual accommodations including, but not limited to, ASL translation, paper copies of session presentations, or large type documents, please contact the Program Committee Chair, Victoria Rosner, at vpr4@columbia.edu or (212) 854-2720.

We ask that all requests be made as soon as possible, and no later than July 1st, to ensure adequate lead time for arrangements to be made. Thank you for working with us to create an atmosphere that is inclusive and open for all registrants. 

Access across the University of Sussex – a general overview:

The University pays particular attention to enhancing the provision for students and visitors with special needs and improving access for people with disabilities.

The University is situated in a valley in the South Downs and the natural slopes of the site are an integral feature of the design. Consequently some buildings are situated on relatively steep gradients. However, the University has adapted many of its buildings and one advantage of the sloping landscape is that ground level access to some buildings is on several different floors. However, there are undeniably still some difficult areas.

The University has embarked upon a five year programme of improving accessibility in order to ensure compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act. A high priority is being given to improving access to key buildings such as Falmer House and the Meeting House.

Induction Loop Hearing Systems have been installed in most of the lecture theatres and two mobile induction loop systems are available.

A copy of the University's Disability Statement and information on access to buildings and facilities for visitors with disabilities (including the publication Access on Campus) can be obtained from Conferences & Events. See also: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/equalities/1-2-3.html for further details on access around campus.

Please contact conference organisers at msabrighton@gmail.com if you are in need of disabled parking, or have any site-specific queries about mobility and access whilst at MSA 15.

1. Access to Jubilee Building, University of Sussex (one of the two main conference sites):
http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/jubilee-building-2/university-of-sussex

2. Access to Fulton Building (the second main conference site):
Fulton Building is a new teaching building, located to the south of Swanborough, on Refectory Road.  It can be accessed step free from north or south.  The building has a lift serving all floors, each of which is equipped with wheelchair accessible toilets.