Location

The Robinson Room is part of Alan’s Causeway Cafe. The Cafe is situated on 22 Donegall Road, Belfast, BT12 5JN, however the door directly nearest to the Robinson Room, directly onto the street, that will be open on the day for access, is just around the corner, on Sandy Row. The Causeway Cafe is here.

 Getting there

The Robinson Room  is accessible for pedestrians and cyclists via Sandy Row.

The footpath on Sandy Row is quite well-surfaced for its entire length.

From Belfast City Hall, the Robinson Room is approximately a 15 minute walk.

Bicycles can be left in the car park.

There is a Belfast Bikes station nearby at Shaftesbury Square.

For bus and rail users, travel to Belfast is available from several parts of Northern Ireland.

The closest train station is Great Victoria Street, which is a 10 minute walk away.

The Robinson Room is accessible via the bus stop in front of the Belfast International Youth Hostel where bus numbers 89, 90, 91,92 and 92a stop. Buses from East, South and West Belfast drop in and around the City Hall.

All buses operating on the Translink Metro network are wheelchair accessible, low-floor vehicles.

Private car and motorcycle users can park on street parking for free on Sundays.

Venue accessibility information

We try to make our events as accessible as possible for as many people to attend as possible. Please see below for specific information regarding certain accessibility factors for this venue. If you have questions, please get in touch.

General information

There is a Gender-neutral, wheelchair accessible bathroom in the Belfast International Youth Hostel, which shares the same building.

Carers are welcome at all of our events.

Assistance animals are welcome and drinking water is available.

The Robinson Room is generally well heated.

Information for physically disabled people

There is a front door which is accessible for wheel chair users, it is quite heavy, so a member of staff can help open the doors if required.

The Robinson Room’s floor is flat and is suitable for most wheelchairs & other mobility aids. All doors are wide enough for wheelchair users.

Chairs and tables are available in the Robinson Room.

Information for D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, and sound-sensitive people

We have a portable Induction Loop hearing system compatible with any hearing aid users with a T (telecoil) setting if required.

We have headphones that can be used with a radio microphone system, to amplify sounds for hearing impaired people who do not wear hearing aids if required.

Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available.

We regretfully do not have the resources for sign language interpreters at most of our events.

Closed Captioning (subtitles) will be used on all video presentations used.

We have an LCD writing tablet available, which is a useful form of alternative communication if required.

We have a small number of ear defenders for people who need hearing protection in social situations due to sound sensitivity if required.

Information for blind, partially-sighted people, and photosensitive people

Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available.

Large print versions of resources can be made available.

Audio CD, DAISY CD, MP3 audio, Braille and tactile diagram versions of resources are generally not available.

Information for Autistic, anxious and Neurodiverse people

Assistance animals are welcome, and drinking water is available.

We welcome anxious or nervous people to come along to all of our events early if they want to talk to an individual contact person before coming along. Please get in touch if you would like to meet someone one-to-one in advance, or turn up early by up to 30 minutes for an easier entry to events.

We have a collection of sensory / stim toys for people to use and play with if required. These are regularly cleaned for hygiene reasons.

We have a LCD writing tablet available, which is a useful form of alternative communication if required.

Information for people with severe allergies or who are immunocompromised

We welcome the use of safety / particulate masks for those that wish/need to use them.

First Aid information

A first aid kit is available in the Robinson Room.

In a health emergency, you should call 999  from a mobile phone. The address is 22 Donegall Road, Belfast, BT12 5JN

Food & dietary information

Vegan sandwiches & tea and coffee are available at the venue for free.

Vegan and gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free food are available if requested in advance.

The Robinson Room has both standard cow’s milk and soya milk for tea & coffee.

We will require our volunteers and visitors to not eat food containing allergens (nuts, etc) if they will affect your health. Please let a volunteer know and we’ll ensure this is put in place for you.

Tobacco and unlawful drugs are not permitted to be used at the venue. You are welcome to bring your own

“Accessibility & Getting Here” by Belfast Trans Resource Centre is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA v.4.0 and has been partly modified.

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