Winchester Discovery Centre

Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB

0300 555 1387

winchester.discovery.centre@hants.gov.uk

www.hants.gov.uk/wdc

Guide Last Updated: 19/04/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include City Space, The Gallery, Learning Rooms, IT Room, Performance Hall, Shop, Cafe Bar.

  • Related link City Space (Winchester Discovery Centre).

  • Http://www.disabledgo.com

  • Related link The Gallery (Winchester Discovery Centre).

  • Http://www.disabledgo.com

  • The Discovery Centre can also be contacted viaFACEBOOK.

  • 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 11:00 - 15:00.

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

  • This venue is situated in Winchester.

  • The venue is 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 Winchester.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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

  • The name of the car park is Jewry Street Car Park.

  • The car park is located at the side of the centre off Jewry Street.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Jewry Street Car Park is located directly next to the centre.

  • The Blue Badge bays are 5m and 8m from the Accessible Entrance.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are double width.

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

  • The door opening is 157cm (5ft 2in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • There are a set of security barriers 109cm wide immediately beyond the entrance.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue in Jewry Street Car Park.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.

  • 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 easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are not 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 lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the left as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • 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 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • 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 in audio format.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard is / are available.

  • Other computer auxiliary aids include magnifying machine.

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the 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 50m (54yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • The type of food served here is sandwich snacks and drinks.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the cafe.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • 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 leading down to the cafe.

  • 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 deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

  • The facility is located to the right as you enter.

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

  • There is level access to the facility.

  • You do need a key for the facility.

  • It is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from the main and box office reception desks.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The width of the door is 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • The dimensions of the facility are 300cm x 370cm (9ft 10in x 12ft 2in).

  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.

  • The facility changing bench is free standing.

  • The length of the bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.

  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.

  • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.

  • The facility toilet is peninsular.

  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

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

  • Drop down rails are provided.

  • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.

  • The type of sink is fixed.

  • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.

  • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • A privacy screen is available.

  • Wide tear off paper roll is available.

  • The facility has a non slip floor.

  • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.

  • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from the floor).

  • 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • 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 inwards (automatically).

  • The door is push pad activated.

  • There is no lock for the toilet door.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 290cm (5ft 5in x 9ft 6in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is sensor.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

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

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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 external door and wall is good.

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

  • 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 low.

  • 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 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located at the rear of the venue.

  • The female and male toilets are 32m (34yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the standard male and female toilets.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • 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.

  • Home visits / services are available.