We have a very exciting opportunity to help individuals affected by chronic conditions and raise awareness for all those suffering from invisible diseases here at King’s. The University will be one of the first higher education institutions in the country to participate in the ‘Accessible toilet sign - not every disability is visible’ campaign. Through adopting these signs across all disabled toilets on every campus, we will hope to:
- Encourage user accessibility and privacy - Certain individuals may require quick and regular access to a toilet, avoiding queues during peak times and possess the need for extra space than that usually found within traditionally enclosed cubicles.
- Facilitate acceptance without judgement - The signs reinforce the fact that certain conditions, mental and physical, can be invisible and not outwardly apparent, therefore helping to eliminate both any potential guilt felt by individuals in using disabled toilets and possible judgment from others.
- Provide support and awareness from the university for any affected and marginalised groups - Each toilet sign will include a link directing users towards welfare support services from the university, important for those wishing to seek any help.
We hope you can join and support King’s College London in becoming part of this national campaign and allow the university to further support our diverse cohort of staff and students.