Accessibility and Well-Being
C-DICE is committed to making NPDC23 an inclusive and accessible event. Below is a list of the arrangements that will be in place at the conference to support delegates that may require it, along with the conference programme with accessibility guidance.
British Sign Language Interpreters
All plenary sessions and the Awards ceremony (as marked in the downloadable conference programme and guide) will have British Sign Language interpreters available for the duration of these sessions.
The University Chaplaincy is located in the Edward Herbert Building, close to the conference venue. Chaplaincy facilities include prayer rooms should any delegates wish to use – staff will be available at the venue to guide delegates to and from the building.
Hearing Loop Systems
The venue is equipped with hearing loop systems for assistive listening during all sessions.
A room at the venue will be available to use as a quiet space, away from the activities for delegates if they require.
Well Being Space
The conference venue will also have a dedicated Well Being Space for delegates if they wish take a break from the conference activities. This is a physically separated space with seating and leisure/mindfulness activities for all.
This will also include Chair Yoga, hosted by Paula Malins, a qualified British Wheel of Yoga Teacher – switch off your phone, take a pew and enjoy 30 minutes of restorative yoga – and take away some easy, but effective techniques guaranteed to help you relax and re-energise without leaving your desk.
The session will be mostly seated – but may involve some standing stretches to ease out your shoulders and back. Yoga is for everyone, and this is a fairly low-impact session – but if you are pregnant or suffer from a specific injury or illness do work mindfully, following any advice your health practitioner has given to you.
Wheelchair Accessible Venue
The James France Building at Loughborough University is wheelchair accessible, as are all the rooms that sessions will take place in.