Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring all delegates can fully participate in IMC events and sessions.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements, for example, information in alternative formats, Braille or large print, or if you have any building access needs. We will do our best to meet your requests. It would be most helpful to know about any such requirements before 13 May 2018.

Read about Accessible facilities at the University of Leeds

To see all disabled access points to buildings on the University of Leeds campus, please use the Disabled Buildings Access filter on the Campus map.

For more information on campus accessibility please contact the IMC.

Campus Access Assessments

Find access assessments on individual buildings at the University of Leeds at DisabledGo.com.

Disabled Parking

On-campus parking in disabled bays is available for delegates who hold a valid EU blue badge, or international equivalent. This costs £7.00 per day and can be booked through the Online Store when you register. We recommend booking your parking space as early as possible.

You will need to display both your blue badge and your parking permit when you arrive. Your permit does not reserve a particular parking space. Maps of disabled parking on campus can be provided on request.

Accessible Accommodation

Fully accessible accommodation is available at Charles Morris Hall – Storm Jameson Court or at city centre hotels.

We recommend booking early if you need accessible accommodation. Please provide as much information as possible when making your booking so we can help with any requirements you have, or contact us beforehand if you would like to discuss your options.

Meals and Eating

You are welcome to eat during sessions and in session rooms if you need to.

If you are booking meal tickets, there is space to give us information on your dietary requirements during registration. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the University will be able to meet any special dietary requirements not provided in advance.

Find out more about Meals and dietary requirements at the IMC

Lactation Room

University House: Woodsley Room

This room will be a private, comfortable space, close to a sink and accessible bathroom. It will provide facilities for breastfeeding women who want to express milk during the day. Paper towels, wet wipes, and labels will be provided and you will have access to a refrigerator.

Open: Monday-Wednesday 09.00-21.00, Thursday 09.00-17.00

Quiet Room

University House: De Grey Room

This room will be open as a quiet place for relaxing away from the lively atmosphere of the IMC. Equipment such as earplugs will be available for you to take a break in your own company.

The quiet room is not intended as a space for socialising or practising your paper: please respect the needs of other delegates. Instructions on using the room will be available inside.

Open: Monday-Wednesday 09.00-21.00, Thursday 09.00-17.00

Gender Neutral and Accessible Bathrooms

All single-room accessible toilets on campus are gender neutral. These will be signposted in all buildings used for IMC events.

Additional gender-neutral toilets are also available in Leeds University Union and the Fine Art Building, and will be clearly marked on building plans and signage.

Accessible Entrance to the Parkinson Building

Access for wheelchairs to the Parkinson Building, the main Congress reception area, is located at the back of the building.

  • Facing the main entrance to the Parkinson Building, turn left and pass around the buildings.
  • Go through the arches and turn right.
  • Go through a second arch and take the ramp to your right. Use the button-operated automatic door.
  • Turn left inside the building and follow the corridor.
  • Take the lift on your right, select '0' and the lift will take you to the Parkinson Court.

    Maps of the accessible routes to the Parkinson Building and other IMC buildings are available on request. You can also use the Disabled Building Access filter on the University campus map