Drop In Study Centre (DISC) (Vauxhall Road Centre)

The City of Liverpool College, Vauxhall Road Centre, Vauxhall Road, Liverpool L3 6BN

0151 2521515

study_support@liv-coll.ac.uk

www.liv-coll.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • The Drop In Study Centre is located on the first floor of the Vauxhall Road Centre.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 14:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Liverpool.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Liverpool Lime Street.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 207m (226yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 224m (245yd) 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 tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • The patron does have to cross a road.

  • The road is generally quiet.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The car park is located on Pumpfields Road at the side of the building.

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  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 92cm (3ft 0in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in) wide.

  • The automatic doors are push pad operated.

  • There are also 2 sets of manual, double doors, 146cm (4ft 9in)wide, which open both ways, available at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the road to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 180cm (5ft 11in).

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  • The reception desk is 14m (15yd) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

  • Portable hearing loops are available when and where required, please contact Customer Support.

  • The Centre Office contact telephone no. is 0151 2524707.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 11m (12yd) from main entrance.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 140cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • 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 controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The lift is for the sole use of disabled staff and students.

  • A key for the lift is issued to students who qualify at the start of each term.

  • Once issued with a key there is no need to notify staff for use of the lift.

  • There is also a larger lift available at the far end of the building.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • Level access is via lift.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.

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  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is low height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

  • Portable hearing assistance loops can be requested in advance from Study Support.

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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.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Adapted toilets are available in the main part of the Vauxhall Road Centre. Please see the separate guide for this building for more details.

  • Adapted toilets are available in the main part of the Vauxhall Road Centre. Please see the separate guide for this building for more details.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are available in Braille.

  • Documents are available in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.

  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.

  • The photograph shows some of the computing equipment available.

  • There is a team of 8 communicators who support students across college.