Disabled persons access

NICVA is fully accessible to all patrons, our staff will escort you to your room, communicate relevant housekeeping procedures, the location of toilets, evacuation procedures and assisted evacuation where necessary.

Specific details or adjustments are available on request, please contact Room Bookings on 028 9087 7777, [email protected] or the organiser of your event.


All of NICVA's Conference rooms are located on the ground floor with the exception of our Training Room and Boardroom which are located on the first floor and can be accessed by NICVA's passenger lift. NICVA's passenger lift is a fireman's lift that can be used in the event of an evacuation and is large enough to accommodate a wheelchair. 

There are accessible toilet facilities throughout the building. These are equipped with emergency alarms and can be accessed easily from function rooms without the use of the lift. 

There is no fixed seating in any room except the Boardroom, therefore wheelchair spaces can be positioned anywhere in the meeting rooms. A section of the reception desk is positioned at a low level. In addition, all corridors and doors are wide enough for wheelchair access. A wheelchair ramp can be fitted to our stage for larger events.

Car Parking

Disabled parking spaces are located directly outside the rear entrance to building, which has been designed with ease of access in mind. Taxis and other vehicles can stop directly outside the rear door to enable disabled passengers to disembark more easily. 

For on street parking there is a ramp from Duncairn Gardens, which leads to our front entrance and is wide enough for easy wheelchair access.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at NICVA.

Hearing Impaired Visitors

Our main conference room, including conference A and B, have an Infrared (IR) based induction loop system. We have multiple neck loop systems available for attendees, please enquire when booking a room or attending an event.

To arrange an interpreter, text typist, or for other specific adjustments contact Room Bookings on 028 9087 7777, [email protected] or the organiser of your event.

Personal Evacuation Plans

NICVA has a Duty of Care to ensure that all persons can evacuate safely in the unlikely event of this being necessary. NICVA have a number of Fire Marshalls present on site at all times. Fire Marshalls will operate the evacuation lift if necessary and will also ensure that where required clients and visitors with a disability are alerted to any alarm and escorted safely from the building.

Any person who feels concerned about evacuation or that the nature of their disability (mobility, hearing/sight impairment) would hinder or delay the evacuation of themselves or others are asked to contact [email protected] prior to their event on 028 9087 7777 to agree a mutually convenient Personal Evacuation Plan.