Manchester International Airport conforms to EU standards with regards to facilities for the disabled. Passengers with special need will find mobility assistance, designated parking spaces, induction loop systems, assistance with boarding and specially designed toilets and telephones as well as ramps and lifts.
All three terminals are designed to conform to international standards for wheelchair users, meaning that there are no public areas that are inaccessible to wheelchair users. Lifts are on hand to provide access to alternate floors, while ramps bridge the discrepancy between raised and lowered ground levels. Toilets designed specifically for wheelchair users and those with other disabilities can be found throughout all three terminal buildings.
For the deaf or hard of hearing, the airport employs a large number of staff who are trained in the use of sign language. Induction coupling technology is standard among all of the airport's public telephones, while induction loops in various locations indicated by ear symbols, allow for amplification of public announcements.
A minicom system is available at the information desk in the International Arrivals area of Terminal 1. The minicom number is: +44 161 489 3561.
Blind passengers and those with visual impairments can request extra assistance from both airport and specific airline staff. Should you have any special requests or require assistance, it is recommended that you call both of these agencies prior to your arrival.