Howard House

University of Bristol, Queens Avenue, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1SD

0117 394 1591

sraa-office@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 17/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include meeting rooms, the Maths Department reception and seminar rooms, Offices for Mathematics, Student Recruitment Access and Admissions (SRAA), and IT Services.

  • The contact details for the Department of Mathematics are:.

  • Tel: 0117 928 8451.

  • Email: math-info@bristol.ac.uk.

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

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

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Elmdale Road and University Road.

  • The standard bays are pay and display.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

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

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

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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

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

  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

  • 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 the right going up.

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There are push pad automatic doors to services on the second, fourth and fifth floors.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • 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.

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 135cm (4ft 1in x 4ft 5in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the reception next to the stairs.

  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 192cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 4in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 132cm (4ft 4in).

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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 poor.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the left on exiting the lift on floors 1-6.

  • The female and male toilets are 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is not level egress from the ground floor.

  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.

  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.

  • There is no evacuation lift. The evacuation chair is subject to individual PEEP.

  • There is not a refuge point in this building.

  • There is an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.

  • 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.