Information for those with special needs
Access to the building:
- Our offices are situated entirely on the ground floor of the Old Indian Institute Building on the corner of Broad Street and Catte Street. The normal entrance to the building is up 6 wide steps with a handrail on the right-hand side. If you should need it, there is a porter's bell low down on the right-hand pillar at the bottom of the building steps.
- At the top of the steps are wide, rather heavy doors - one of which is usually open during working hours (weekdays 9 am to 7 pm during term times; 9 am to 5.30 pm during University vacations). Next you go through a pair of wide swing doors. Then you will be facing a pair of doors that we normally keep locked. The porter can let you in (the porter's lodge is located in front of you on your left) or you can use the entryphone system situated on the wall to your right.
- Once you have entered the premises, it is about 13 metres to Seminar Room 2 (the smaller room, which seats 25 people max) and 17 metres to Seminar Room 1 (the larger room, which seats 70 people max) .
- Please ring the porter's bell (low down on the right-hand pillar at the bottom of the building steps). Wheelchair access is through Hertford College and you will be escorted through to our building. It takes a few minutes to reach our seminar rooms by this route so please allow extra time.
- There is an infrared hearing support system in Seminar Room 1. We have one stethoset and one neckloop available. Please contact us in advance if possible so we can prepare the equipment, and come to the Director's outer office when you arrive so we can issue you with what you need. Users may prefer to bring their own receivers.
- There are two toilets on the ground floor. One is suitable for those with mobility impairments and wheelchair users.
- There is no parking at the Oxford Martin School.
- There is limited parking for blue badge holders in the vicinity. See the map at www.oxford.gov.uk/ (pdf)
Exit from the building:
- When you want to exit, press the large green button (1 metre up the wall, just to the left of our doors) to release the door locking mechanism and push the doors. As the doors are heavy, if you need help, please ask in the Director's outer office.
- If you need wheelchair access or any other special facilities, it is helpful if you can let us know a day or so before you come.
Any questions, please contact our events officer on 01865 287440 (direct) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.