All Highbury's buildings are fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

Both Highbury Campus and Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre have the latest features for students with disabilities affecting their mobility. Facilities include easy-to-use entrances and lifts, adjustable desks and accessible PCs and Mac workstations with assistive software. 

Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre has state-of-the-art technology for accessible training and a special IT classroom suitable for visually impaired students. 

At Highbury Campus there is a training kitchen, IT suite and a purpose-built flat for use by students with learning difficulties and disabilities to support the development of independent living and work skills. In addition, the Campus has the following features to make learning more accessible:

  • ’Deaf Alerter’
  • Hearing aid loops
  • Full wheelchair access to all areas of the building
  • Communication links to refuge areas
  • Emergency evacuation lifts
  • Personal care room

Both Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre and Highbury Campus have IT Flexi Centres, which operate on a ‘drop-in’ basis, making learning easier to access. 

In 2009 the College was shortlisted for the Accessibility Achievement Awards run by the Chartered Institute for IT, for our work with the visually impaired. The College was awarded the BCS Quality Mark for Accessibility in October 2009.