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Jesus College has step-free access to both quadrangles and the Dining Hall through a series of external platform lifts.
Main entrance (Turl Street) and lodge is generally accessible.
Main entrance opening hours 8am – 8pm, or call bell for porter (24hrs).
No steps to get through door / lodge, but second door through to quad is narrow (66cm).
Alternative entrance on Market Street.
More accessible entrance (more independent, and don't have to use lift to cross between 1st and 2nd quad if you want to access accommodation or MCR).
Note: entrance on Ship Street is inaccessible – best to avoid.
Ground level access.
Door is quite heavy, but porters are here 24 hrs.
Opening hours 8am – 8pm, or call bell for porters (24hrs).
Door Width: 100 cm
Door Width: 66 cm
Nearest toilet in 1st quad, Staircase V, Ground Floor.
Dining Hall is located in between Quad 1 and 2.
Generally not locked and has flat level access.
There's a couple of steps up to the dining hall in between 1st and 2nd quad.
A mobility lift installed to get up and across, that rises from the ground.
Lift is operated by a special remote control – given upon arrival (easy to use, but slightly time consuming).
Doors are not powered.
Doors are not too heavy, but it may be difficult to open two doors at once.
Catering staff are always ready to help when needed.
Door width: 68 cm each, 136 cm in total
Long benches along tables, but there is a cutaway piece for one of the benches that can be removed to make space for a wheelchair.
Table Height: 87 cm
Nearby toilet in 1st Quad, Staircase V, Ground Floor.
The library is located in the 3rd Quad.
The library is over 3 floors, with only step access to top floors.
There is a reading room on the ground floor.
To borrow books on the upper floors, just email the library team and they can deliver.
Usually locked, fob needed to access the library.
Door is not powered.
Door width: 90 cm
Closest toilet in 2nd Quad, opposite to MCR.
Located just off 3rd Quad.
Usually locked, fob needed to access (members only).
JCR is on the first floor, not fully flat level access.
Eight steps then another two sets of three to get to JCR.
Two electric lifts available as an alternative to the set of stairs.
Once at the door, all pathways are quite wide.
Located in the 2nd Quad.
Ground, Flat level access.
Kitchenette a little difficult (narrow), but otherwise no other issues.
Door is not powered.
Door width: 76 cm
Kitchenette Door width: 56 cm
No Sink cutaways.
Table Height: 93 cm
One toilet opposite to the front door of MCR.
Located in 2nd Quad.
One nearby toilet in 2nd quad, opposite to MCR.
Chapel is located just off 1st Quad.
Ground floor access.
One small step (7 cm high) inside chapel impedes accessibility – this could be easily be dealt with by a small ramp (ask Jesus staff for help).
Door is quite heavy.
Door width: 115 cm
Nearest toilet in 1st Quad, Staircase V.
The Bar is located just off 3rd quad, down a narrow, winding staircase in the basement.
No lift access.
The Computer/Printing room is located just off 3rd Quad.
The Computer/Printing room is in the basement, down a full flight of stairs.
There are no lifts, making the room difficult to access.
Note: Past student have had printers installed in their rooms if needed.
2nd Quad, Staircase 8, Room 1.
This is an ensuite room available for both undergraduates and postgraduates.
The room is on the ground floor with an automatic door.
This room is not available for couples.
There are no lifts to access this room.
The room is equipped with easy access cupboards/automatic closures,as well as emergency alarms linked to lodge.
The bathroom is well suited for an individual with mobility issues.
The room is very spacious and the bathroom has adequate sitting area.
Ship Street Centre Room 2, 12, 21, 23, 31.
These are ensuite rooms available for both undergraduates and postgraduates.
These rooms are not available for couples.
There are lift access to these rooms (lifts are not locked).
Lift Dimensions: 1.0 m wide x 2.10m high x 1.25m deep
Spacious purpose built all access room with wet room and easy access cupboards/automatic closures, as well as emergency alarms linked to lodge.
This toilet is located in 1st Quad, Staircase V.
This toilet is generally unlocked.
This toilet has rails installed.
Fully flat door frame.
Door width: 75 cm
This toilet is located in 2nd Quad, opposite to the MCR.
Oxford, OX1 3DW
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Disability Lead: Alexandra Lumbre
Disability Coordinator: Sailesh Vyas
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