We’re having the bookfair in the Bancroft Building at Queen Mary’s again this year. This building is generally much more accessible and all the meetings and stalls are in one building. We would really appreciate your feedback from an access perspective - let us know what you think and if you come across any problems on the day let us know.
Deaf and disabled access
* Ideally the bookfair would be wholly accessible so that comrades wouldn't have to contact us in advance to let us know what you need. Unfortunately we're not in that position at the moment, so If you have any specific access needs, please let us know as soon as possible - the more time we have, the more chance there will be of us organising what you need
* If you have any questions or feedback for us, or can volunteer with access support on the day, or would like to get involved with the access working group, please get in touch.
* If you are organising meetings at the bookfair and want more information about how to make meetings more accessible, please see our info sheet here or get in touch if you want to discuss it more.
* Come and find us on the day at the Access Info Stall. We will be in the foyer by the main entrance.
By phone or text: 07807 795428
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by post:
Anarchist Bookfair Access,
c/o Freedom Bookshop,
84b Whitechapel High Street,
NB, the mobile number and email address above are contacts for access matters ONLY. If you need to contact the bookfair about anything else, please email: email@example.com
Tell us what you need
If at all possible, contact us in advance to let us know what you need.
On the day, come and find us at the Access Info Stall if you are having any access barriers and we will do our best to sort it out. If you cannot get to our stall, text or phone us on our mobile number above and we will come and meet you.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing: please contact us as much in advance as possible if you would like speech to text support in meetings. most of the rooms in the Bancroft Building have loops. Please talk to us at the access stall to check rooms if you need to use these.
If you are Deaf and use BSL: Please get in touch beforehand if possible to let us know you plan to come and find out which meetings will be interpreted. If you would also like an interpreter for the stalls, please come to the Access Info Desk on the day to organise this.
If you are blind or low vision: please get in touch beforehand to let us know if you will need a guide or other support on the day. Unfortunately we have not been able to create an MP3 spoken version of the bookfair meetings timetable this year, so please come and talk to us on the day if you require support accessing the programme.
If you use a wheelchair: The whole bookfair is wheelchair accessible and you will not need any swipe keys for access lifts this year but do come and talk to us at the Access Stall if you have any other access needs.
If you have limited mobility: please ask if you require any directions or help getting around the bookfair. We have tried to improve signage around the campus to reduce unnecessary walking but check the map in the programme on the day to see where the nearest lifts and stairs are. There are several rest areas in the new venue- please come and talk to us at the Access Stall on the day to find out where these are.
Assistance dogs: If you plan to bring an assistance dog to the bookfair, come and find us at the Access Info Stall on the day to let us know if you need anything for them.
If you have any other access needs not mentioned above, please get in touch with us to talk about what you need and we will do our best to organise. If we cannot sort things out in time for this year’s bookfair, we may be able to for next, so please get in touch and let us know.
Feedback and Suggestions
We would be grateful for any more suggestions for ways to improve access to the bookfair. Please get in touch if you have any ideas or can get involved with our Access Working Group in any way. Many thanks.