City Campus

The Sheffield College, Granville Road, Sheffield S2 2RL

0114 260 2600

course-enquiries@sheffcol.ac.uk

www.sheffcol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 24/08/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the library, cafe and restaurants, classrooms and an I.T. centre.

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

  • This venue is situated in Sheffield.

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

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Sheffield.

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

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located to the right of the main entrance.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 340cm x 700cm (11ft 2in x 22ft 12in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main campus entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main campus 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 between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The road is generally quiet.

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

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located in front of the campus entrance.

  • There is a turning circle used as a drop off point located outside the campus main entrance (shown in photograph 6).

  • Parking is by permit.

  • Permits can be obtained from the main campus reception.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located leading from the car park to the Campus entrance.

  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.

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

  • The step(s) is/are 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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  • 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) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 203cm (6ft 8in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 203cm (6ft 8in).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a handrail on the left going up on the approach ramp from the car park.

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  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the campus main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There are security barriers to the left of the reception desk.

  • The security barriers access the main campus.

  • The barriers are key card activated.

  • The width of the barriers is 54cm.

  • There is an accessible gate to the right of the reception desk.

  • The gate is 100cm wide.

  • The gate is opened by reception staff.

  • There is seating available in the reception area.

  • The seating does not have armrests.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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

  • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the security barriers at the reception desk.

  • The stairs are approximately 11m from the campus 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located ahead as you exit the security barriers in the reception foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the campus main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 148cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 10in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the atrium on the ground floor.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the ground floor.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There is a similar entrance in the same location on the second floor, with the ramp in front of the entrance.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.

  • This is a "Grab 'n' Go" service.

  • The cafe is 24m from the entrance lift on the ground floor, on the right hand side of the atrium.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

  • The stairs are located on the left of the atrium, on the ground floor as you exit the entrance lift.

  • The stairs are approximately 11m from the entrance lift.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all 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.

  • There is a similar staircase opposite the main staircase on the ground floor, leading to the first floor (shown in photographs 6 and 7).

  • The staircase between the sixth and seventh floors is located in the lift lobby on the sixth floor (shown in photographs 4 and 5).

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the left of the atrium, on the ground floor as you exit the entrance lift.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

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

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor, on the fifth floor, on the sixth floor and on the seventh floor.

  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the entrance lift.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 220cm (3ft 3in x 7ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There are 3 identical lifts in this area.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter on the lower ground floor.

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 320cm (8ft 2in x 10ft 6in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • 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.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • 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 internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor, on the left as you exit the entrance lift on the ground floor.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the entrance lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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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 generally on duty.

  • Staff are trained to BSL level 2.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.