Disability access Brightlands Chemelot Campus
On this page you will find information about the disabled accessibility of Brightlands Chemelot Campus, located at Urmonderbaan 22 in Geleen. The campus is accessible by car, public transportation and on foot.
Accessibility by car
The campus is easily accessible by car. The entrance for cars is secured by a barrier. There is one parking space on the campus especially for disabled persons. It is located in the parking garage under the center court (Building 200). The parking lot is right by the elevator shaft. Access to the elevator shaft is by push button. The other parking spaces on campus are not specifically reserved for the disabled, but can be used as disabled parking.
Accessibility public transport
A bus stop can be found directly in front of the campus entrance, from here it is another 20 meters to the campus entrance. The pedestrian entrance to the campus is secured by a turnstile. Experience has shown that this is inconvenient for wheelchair users and they would be better off using the turnstile entrance for cars.
UM location building 200
Maastricht University is housed in building 200 (center court) on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Building 200 is the main building of the campus where all facilities are located (reception, catering, service desk, coffee corner, meeting rooms).
The building is equipped with 3 Miva toilets:
- Floor 0: To the left of the reception/desk.
- Floor 1: Behind the elevator shaft.
- Floor 2: To the right of the elevator shaft.
Access main building
The 2 main exits of the campus are revolving doors, these are not accessible to wheelchair users. However, there are large swing doors next to the revolving doors. Here is a threshold, the wheelchair user will have to ask for help from the receptionist to get outside.
Accessibility UM compartments
The UM labs and office compartments are easily accessible to wheelchair users. The corridors are wide enough for wheelchair users and other traffic. Also the doors have at least 90 centimetres wide passages. However, we do see that the arrangement in some classrooms are not optimal for the movement of wheelchair users.
All floors can be reached by elevator. Furthermore, on each floor there is an evacuation chair that allows disabled people, with the help of a FAFS officer, to use the emergency stairs.
UM location AMIBM building 001
AMIBM is also housed in Building 001. This is the oldest building (1940) on the campus. Maastricht University is located here on the first floor.
The first floor entrance can be reached by walking and hiking paths on campus. Wheelchair users should take the first floor entrance here, which is located on the side of building 006. Other entrances, unfortunately, cannot be used due to stairs and passageways that are too small.
Accessibility UM compartments
The UM compartment has a long, fairly wide hallway. The doorways are a little narrower and tighter at some labs, making accessibility for wheelchair users a little less. Some labs also have thresholds. These are, however, (in my estimation) easy to access.
The Mivato toilet in Building 001 is located on the first floor, right next to the entrance to the AMIBM compartment.