Visitors with disabilities

The European Centre for Reading Recovery office is not accessible for those with restricted mobility, including wheelchair users. However, the Institute of Education's main building at 20 Bedford Way which is next to our HQ is fully accessible. Once inside, all levels are accessible by lift. There are accessible WCs on levels one, four and five.

Access to the Institute's building

There are two entrances to the Institute's main building; one on the east side and the other on the west side.

1)  East side – via Bedford Way

  1. This approach starts at street level, on the pavement at 20 Bedford Way, and involves taking a lift to our main reception area
  2. The accessible entrance is to your right, when facing the flight of stairs to the main door
  3. Please use the intercom to call a member of staff at reception. They will help you operate the lift and get into the building safely
  4. A non-accessible entrance to your left, when facing the flight of stairs to the main door, is sometimes open. If you enter through these doors, watch out for the steps directly inside

2)  West side – via Woburn Square

  1. This approach starts at street level, at the end of a pedestrian walkway between Woburn Square and Russell Square. It provides level entry to our main reception area
  2. Halfway down the walkway you will see our building (opposite the SOAS building)
  3. The accessible entrance is across the concourse, to the right of the main door

Accessible parking
Some dedicated spaces are available.

1)  Street parking

  1. This is managed by Camden Council, one of the four central London boroughs in which the"blue badge scheme" does NOT apply fully
  2. Unless your blue badge was issued by Camden Council, you are restricted to using designated "blue badge parking bays"

2)  Campus parking

  1. This is available from the Institute's disabilities support office
  2. Visitors with mobility problems of any kind can reserve a free space for the day of their visit. Requests must be made three working days in advance. (The parking spaces are in Woburn Square and in a service road that runs off Russell Square)