Joseph Wright Centre

Derby College, Cathedral Road, Derby DE1 3PA

01332 520 200

enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

www.derby-college.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 05/02/2018

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Access Guide

  • Ground Floor - Library, shop, classrooms and Performance Studio (Theatre).

  • 1st Floor - Administration offices, Media Suite and classrooms.

  • 2nd Floor - Student Common Room and classrooms.

  • 3rd Floor - Art Studio, laboratories and classrooms.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Derby.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Derby.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located beneath the college.

  • The car park type is underground.

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

  • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 580cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 0in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 8m (26ft 3in) from the car park entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 15m (16yd) from the car park entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 220.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

  • The automatic door is push pad operated.

  • There is also a revolving door located at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp is used to bypass the steps.

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  • This information is for the entrance located the front of the art and design centre on level 2.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • Level access is via lift.

  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are light.

  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.

  • The arts block is situated at the rear of the main campus building and is accessed through the main building.

  • There are similar entrances on the basement level, the ground floor level and level 1.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • The art block is on 4 levels and is located to the rear of the main campus buildings. Level access is through the main campus using the lifts mentioned in this guide.

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  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

  • There is turnstile entry into the centre. There is a gate 90cm in width available to bypass the turnstiles.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • All floors in the art block are accessible by using the main campus building lifts.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the foyer area.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3.

  • The lift is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 120cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off the main foyer.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

  • There are identical entrances in to the Performance Studio on either side of the atrium.

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  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • It is 13m (14yd) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

  • The Performance Studio has fold down, tiered seating, which can be used depending on the performance taking place.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off the ground floor.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located beyond the entrance.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are 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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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is available only on request.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the right as you enter the annexe.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 110cm (3ft 11in x 3ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the building.

  • There is level access to the 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 190cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 3in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The adapted toilet contains a ceiling tracking hoist.

  • There are additional adapted toilets located on 1st,2nd and 3rd floors.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the annexe entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the right past the lift.

  • There is not 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 150cm (6ft 11in x 4ft 11in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 alarm is not fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional adapted toilets located on basement level and also 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

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  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The nearest accessible toilets are in the main campus building.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter the building.

  • The female and male toilets are 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard male and female toilets located on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on basement level.

  • The female toilets are 4m (13ft 1in) from the lift entrance.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on the right as you enter.

  • The male toilets are 11m (12yd) from the annexe entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard male toilets located on the 2nd floor.

  • There are additional standard female toilets located on the 1st floor.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • There are unisex standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.

  • The unisex toilets are located towards the rear of the art block in the main corridor on all levels.

  • Unisex toilets are 17m (18yd 1ft) from the art block entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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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 member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.

  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.