Bracknell Open Learning Centre

Rectory Lane, Easthampstead, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7GR

01344 354 220

olc@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Guide Last Updated: 17/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include meeting/teaching rooms, the computer suite and halls.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.

  • This venue is situated in Bracknell.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest mainline station is Bracknell.

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Sunday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 520cm (11ft 2in x 17ft 1in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 22m (24yd) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There is additional parking in the north car park at the rear of the venue.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 114cm (3ft 9in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is low height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • The hearing loops are in some of the meeting rooms and halls.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located in the main corridor on the both floors.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located opposite reception.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 7m (22ft 12in) from main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 123cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 0in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the rear corner of the venue.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 46m (50yd) from main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 93cm x 120cm (3ft 1in x 3ft 11in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

  • This lift can be used as an alternative to the main lift.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located off the main corridor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 205cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 9in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional accessible toilets at the rear of the venue and on the first floor with similar specifications.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located off the main corridor.

  • The female and male toilets are 11m (12yd) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

  • There are additional standard toilets at the rear of the venue and on the first floor.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.