Computer and Technology Building

Fylde Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2XQ

01772 201 201

cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

www.uclan.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 07/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Computer and Technology teaching rooms and labs.

  • Monday 07:30 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 07:30 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 07:30 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 07:30 - 21:00.

  • Friday 07:30 - 20:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The building closes an hour earlier each day during vacations.

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

  • This venue is situated in City Campus Preston.

  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Preston.

  • 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 located to the rear of the building.

  • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the car park 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 not have tactile paving.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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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.

  • Main Entrance

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

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  • 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 moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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

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

  • There is/are 3 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 rear of the building.

  • 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 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) both ways.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

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

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • 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.

  • Hearing loops are fitted in Computer Room CM033, the NTI Room CM034 and the Digital Engineering Lab CM036.

  • There is a portable infrared hearing assistance system which can be used as and when required throughout the campus.

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

  • 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 deep (18cm+).

  • 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.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).

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

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not 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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  • 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.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.

  • There are identical accessible toilets on all floors in the same location.

  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 180cm (4ft 11in x 5ft 11in).

  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not 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 female sanitary 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 101cm (3ft 4in).

  • 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 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 fair.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

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

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the main entrance.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.