Theology and Religion

Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RS

0191 334 3940

theology.admin@durham.ac.uk

www.durham.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 25/08/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff offices, seminar rooms and classrooms.

  • The venue is situated within 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 free for all users.

  • The car park is located in front of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile 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.

  • This parking area is for disabled permit holders only.

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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) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

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  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the entrance.

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

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

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  • The main reception is located to the left as you enter the building.

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.

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

  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is seating available in the reception area.

  • The seating does not have armrests.

  • Monday 09:00 - 12:00.

  • Monday 14:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00.

  • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00.

  • Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 12:00.

  • Thursday 14:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 12:00.

  • Friday 14:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • There is not level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located ahead as you enter the building.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).

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

  • The stairs are located immediately beyond the main entrance.

  • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps between 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.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are offices and classrooms.

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  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the lower ground floor.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located within the doorway to the standard toilets.

  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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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 normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.