FAQs about the Project

Further FAQs will be added in due course. If you have a question about the project not answered here please contact dssinfo@ucc.ie

Will this space be fully accessible?

Accessibililty has been a key consideration throughout the design of this space. There has been consideration of autism-friendly design principles (further information available here) but the space has also be considered from the perspective of wheelchair users, blind and vision-impaired people as well as those with significant ongoing illnesses.

For example, there is a lift to ensure full accessibility to all of the spaces within the building, the 'turning circle' of a power wheelchair has been considered throughout the design, and flooring has been chosen to provide sufficient contrast in colour and texture for blind or vision-impaired users of the space.

Will this space only be open to students with autism/autistic students?

No. The open calm space will be available to all first year undergraduates (whether or not they have a disability or are registered with the Disability Support Service in UCC). Certain spaces will only be available to students registered with the Disability Support Service (and will be accessible by swiping your student card).

Autism Friendly University Initiative

Tionscnamh Ollscoile a Thacaíonn le hUathachas

Disability Support Service, South Lodge, College Road, Cork,