Gosport Discovery Centre

High Street, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1BT

0300 555 1387

clsogos@hants.gov.uk

www.hants.gov.uk

Guide Last Updated: 19/04/2016

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Gosport.

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

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Portsmouth Harbour.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 240cm x 350cm (7ft 10in x 11ft 6in).

  • Standard marked parking bays are located next to the venue.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • 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 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 7m (22ft 12in) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 35cm (1ft 2in).

  • 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 not clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is a selection of sandwiches and snacks.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • It takes approximately 7-14 days to process an order.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard and height adjustable table is / are available.

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Dolphin SuperNova and Text Reader.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • 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.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the venue.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 118cm x 156cm (3ft 10in x 5ft 1in).

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

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • 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 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 185cm (6ft 1in).

  • 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.

  • 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 coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

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

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are mirrors.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal 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 medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • Additional facilities are located on the first and second floor.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

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

  • This service can be requested.