Our Centre

With excellent accessible facilities, the latest assistive technology and a team of trained experienced assessors, we are ideally equipped for providing assessments for students who have applied for help in meeting the extra costs of study arising from a disability.

Offering up-to-date information on assistive technology, personal assistance and study strategies, CAC primary undertakes DSA assessments for the University of Cambridge, University of Essex and University of Suffolk, although ALL eligible students can receive assessments at ANY of our centres regardless of place of study. We simply find the right solutions to allow you to reach your true potential on your course.

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ICT and assistive technology is available for evaluation including desktop and laptop PCs, Apple Macs, printers, scanners, CCTVs, posture aids, alternative keyboards, mouse alternatives, mind mapping software, text to speech systems, voice recognition, plus many other supportive applications and programmes.

All of our assessors have proven experience of conducting assessments over a broad range of disability. Each has a particular area of expertise in addition to considerable experience assessing and supporting students with SpLD (Specific learning difficulties).

Cambridge ACCESS Centre
Room B-G-11
Student Services Centre
University of Cambridge
Benet Street
Cambridge CB2 3PT


Opening hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.

  • Excellent accessible facilities, the latest assistive technology
  • A team of friendly trained and experienced assessors

We offer assessments at the following locations:

  • University of Essex – Colchester and Southend
  • University of Suffolk – Ipswich
  • and Cambridge*
  • Assessments available within 2-3 days*

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“Excellent, friendly member of your assessment team put me immediately at ease and I felt that I was treated in a dignified and respected manner.”
“I was expecting to have to wait for an appointment but they were able to offer me one within a few days which was great. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The assessor who carried out my assessment was great; he took time to talk to me about what I was looking for and what would be most appropriate for me.”
“Everything about my experience with Cambridge Access Centre has been exceptional. High technical know-how combined with friendly and genuine customer service. What more could you ask for?”
“I am really pleased with the outcome of my assessment. The assessor was really helpful, polite and friendly. It was nice to learn that there is so much support out there and I wish I’d looked into these years ago. Many thanks.”
“The assessment was carried out in a very sensitive and professional way. The process was very quick, easy to set up. Very pleased.”