Calman Learning Centre

University Science Site, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE

0191 334 2000

www.durham.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 25/08/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include lecture theatres, the Yum Cafe and the Techno Cafe.

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

  • This venue is situated in Durham.

  • The nearest mainline station is Durham.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is outside Earth Sciences.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) 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 block paving.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The designated bays are not marked.

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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(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 230cm (7ft 7in).

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • There is level access and designated spaces at the front of the Arnold Woolfe Lecture Theatre on the ground floor and the Rosemary Cramp and Ken Wade Lecture Theatres on floor 2.

  • The Kingsley Barrett Lecture Theatre and Derman Christopher Room on floor 4 do not have fixed seating.

  • Photograph 2 shows the Techno Cafe on floor 2.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.

  • The stairs are located at the rear of the building in the cafe area.

  • The stairs are approximately 32m from the main entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

  • There are two identical staircases located to either side of the cafe area.

  • Floor 3 is a restricted access area.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the cafe.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 4.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 149cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are 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 does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • The bar does serve food.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are not available.

  • 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 snacks.

  • There are also vending machines located in the cafe.

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor to the left of the main entrance, by the Arnold Woolfe Lecture Theatre.

  • There is an identical accessible toilet on the opposite side of the ground floor, except with the transfer space on the left. There are also accessible toilets on floors 1 and 4. The toilet on floor 4 has a larger cubicle.

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 245cm (4ft 9in x 8ft).

  • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.

  • There is a/are 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 a mirror.

  • 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 a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

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

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located either side of the reception desk.

  • The female and male toilets are 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are toilets also available on floors 1, 2 and 4.

  • The toilets on floor 1 contain cubicles with doors that open outwards.

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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 not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.