Entry to Rhodes House will be from South Parks Road and there is step-free access by means of a ramp. These doors have an automatic opening system with internal and external push-pads. The entrance is staffed to ensure help is available for visitors who may have mobility impairments.
There will be a further entrance through the residential reception on South Parks Road.
There will be six passenger lifts throughout Rhodes House, each with a disabled refuge area and intercom connection.
Accessible toilets will be provided within Rhodes House with flat and level access.
The lower ground floor will have three accessible WCs and one accessible shower.
There will be two accessible WCs on the ground floor. These will be accessible from the East Garden Room and the Reception for the Residential Courtyard via a platform lift
Within the East Wing there will be one accessible bedroom at first floor level directly opposite the East lift. In the Residential Courtyard all 16 bedrooms will have flat and level access and 2 bedrooms will have fully accessible wet-room ensuite facilities.
All areas within the Conference Suite and the West Garden Pavilion will be equipped with room microphones. The signal from these can either be transmitted to receiver neck-loops (these will be freely provided) or to hearing assistance apps, allowing users to utilise their preferred accessibility software such as zoomed text, augmented audio or live transcription
For those who use in-ear induction technology, portable induction loops will also be freely available for use anywhere in the building. The main reception and residential lodge will also be equipped with countertop induction loops
A signage system will ensure ease of movement through Rhodes House, which will include Braille signage where appropriate.