Wolfson Centre for Medical Education

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

0121 414 3344

www.birmingham.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include lecture facilities, including the Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, a food court, and common room.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the Edgbaston Campus on the Medical School site.

  • The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline Railway Station is University.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 580cm x 520cm (19ft 0in x 17ft 1in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 32m (35yd) from the accessible entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 78m (85yd) from the accessible 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 uneven surfaces.

  • 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 not have tactile paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There are 4 designated bays located by the accessible entrance, and 1 by the Medical School main entrance.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located n front of and immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Medical School foyer.

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located at the front of the theatre.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • It is 28m (30yd) from the designated seating area to the nearest adapted toilet.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is infrared.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • The following information is for the restaurant.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service 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.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 5m (16ft 5in) from the lift.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 meals.

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

  • There are 15 steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is low.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the common room on the ground floor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 30m (33yd) from internal entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 132cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • 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 32m (35yd) from the internal entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located within the standard toilets.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is not a unisex toilet.

  • This is the male toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 176cm x 218cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 2in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • 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 in the accessible toilet.

  • 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 49cm (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 towel dispenser is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

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

  • The contrast between the external 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.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The female adapted toilet is identical and is located in the female standard toilets.

  • There are additional adapted toilets with similar specifications on all other floors in the same location and they are all single sex.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the ground floor corridor.

  • The female toilets are 38m (42yd) from the internal entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on the ground floor corridor.

  • The male toilets are 28m (31yd) from the internal entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard toilets on all other floors in the same location.

  • 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.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.