6 East

Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

01225 384 495

ace@bath.ac.uk

www.bath.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 29/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bath.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Bath Spa.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There is an East and a West car park for visitors and staff on the campus.

  • Because of limited parking space, there are restrictions on students bringing cars onto campus. Accessible parking is, however, available for visitors, staff and students as marked. Students needing to park on site because of a disability are provided with permits.

  • Please see the separate guides for each car park for details.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the Parade Level.

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • 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) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located just inside the entrance.

  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are not 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.

  • The desk/counter is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance on the ground floor.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are low.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • Inside the building there are a series of level changes accessed by deep steps or moderate ramps.

  • The moderate ramp is located in the laboratory area.

  • The steps are located inside the stepped entrance.

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the room(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).

  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).

  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 68cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).

  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the back.

  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There are three medium clearly marked steps leading down to the speakers area.

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are identical staircases located at either end and in the centre of the building.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located ahead to the far end of the corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.

  • The lift is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 135cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 5in).

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

  • 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 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 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 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located between the two entrances to the building.

  • There is an identical toilet located next to this one with the transfer space on the right.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 135cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 5in).

  • There is not 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 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • There is no dropdown rail.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is push.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • 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 the right.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 56cm (1ft 10in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 128cm (4ft 2in).

  • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left of the accessible toilet.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the right of the accessible toilet.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • The photograph shows the steps with handrails leading from the lower entrance to the building up to level 2.