Disability and Dyslexia Service

Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

020 7882 2756

dds@qmul.ac.uk

www.dds.qmul.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2016

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Access Guide

  • The Mile End campus is located just off the Mile End Road / A11. This road links the City of London with the A12. The A12 then links to the North Circular Road (and the A11 off that) and the M25.

  • There are Blue Badge bays located throughout the campus, which can be used by anyone with a valid Blue Badge. Car parking is available on campus for staff permit holders. Temporary permits are available for visitors and contractors by prior arrangement.

  • The campus can be accessed via bus 25 (Oxford Circus to Ilford), 205 (Paddington Station to Bow Church DLR Station) and 339 (Shadwell Station to Leytonstone Station).

  • The nearest railway stations are Liverpool Street Station and Fenchurch Street Station. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.

  • The campus is located between Mile End (on the Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines) and Stepney Green (on the Hammersmith and City and District lines) underground stations.

  • Monday 09:30 - 12:00.

  • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 12:00.

  • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 12:00.

  • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 12:00.

  • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 12:00.

  • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The car park is located between Queens' Building and G.O. Jones Building.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the G.O. Jones Building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 467cm x 484cm (15ft 4in x 15ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.

  • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.

  • Signs are clearly presented.

  • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • There is sloped access to the car park from the Mile End Road.

  • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Mile End Road.

  • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the G.O. Jones main entrance lift.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off Library Square.

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.

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

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell from the first floor upwards.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is not a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the lift lobby on all floors.

  • The lift is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 184cm (5ft 3in x 6ft).

  • The clear door width is 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • The lift door opens by sliding and is heavy.

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There is step free access at this entrance.

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

  • The doors are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a single door that is permanently held open with a width of 105cm leading to rooms 2.30, 2.31, 2.32, 2.34, 2.37 & 2.39.

  • There is a set of double doors that are push to open with a width of 154cm leading to rooms 204 and 2.05a.

  • There is tactile and Braille signage on rooms 2.30 & 2.37.

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  • This information is for the entrance located the second floor of the Bancroft Building.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • There manual, heavy, double doors between the lift and this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

  • The information given is for 2.06. 2.13 has a similar entrance except the door is opened via keycard not a push pad. The width of the door is also only 78cm. Both rooms have Braille and tactile signage.

  • The access these rooms you will needs to pass through a set of double doors that open away from you with a width of 154cm. (Photograph 3).

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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.

  • The hearing loops are located in room 2.06.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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  • These are the specialist Assistive Technology Rooms.

  • 2.12 is located to the rear of 2.13 and is accessed via a single door that is push to open. It serves as a room for isolated study or for one on one teaching. It also contains the Braille embosser.

  • All desks are height adjustable as are the chairs many of which have armrests.

  • Photographs 1, 2 & 3 show 2.12 and Photograph 4 shows room 2.13.

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  • There is an accessible toilet located on the second floor of the Bancroft Building.

  • There are female and male standard toilets located on the second floor of the Bancroft Building.