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King’s College London: Disabled Student Fighting For Better Access To Campus

August 11, 2022

Student Naomi Stenning uses a wheelchair to get around and has been struggling to access parts of the campus buildings of King’s College London.

For the past two years, she has been campaigning for better access but has been met with challenges along the way due to some King’s buildings being listed.

King’s College London said it required listed building consent to make adaptations, but the process can be slow and has been made worse by supply chain issues and Covid.

“The university takes the needs of our disabled students extremely seriously. We are continually developing our campuses to be as accessible as possible and have invested over £450,000 in building improvements”, it said.

However, accessibility experts say there are always adaptations that can be made to historic buildings and with an ageing population, building owners and designers need to rethink access for the future.

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