Tower Building

University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN

01382 383 000

university@dundee.ac.uk

www.dundee.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 22/03/2018

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Access Guide

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

  • This venue is situated in the City Centre Campus.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Dundee.

  • 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 true.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 470cm x 510cm (15ft 5in x 16ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 55m (60yd 5in) 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • The patron does have to cross a road.

  • The road is generally quiet.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There is a further designated space for the Tower Building located in front of the Scrymgeour Building.

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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 automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

  • There is also a manual 80cm wide revolving door to the right of this one.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the entrance.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails 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 towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

  • There is a single push pad automatic door to the right which bypasses both sets of doors.

  • It is 100cm wide and opens towards you.

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  • The desk is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music/noise.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • There are alarm linked vibrating pagers available from reception for this building.

  • The doors to the OPD Training Room and the T9 Lecture Theatre have push pad operated automatic doors.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

  • 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 in the lobby.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

  • The lift is 11m (12yd 1in) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 175cm x 185cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 1in).

  • 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 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 is also a lift in the Tower Extension which provides access to Humanities’ staff offices.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

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

  • Full table service is available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift, on the tenth floor.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 55cm (1ft 10in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • Menus are hand held and wall.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are not clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

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

  • Monday 08:30 - 15:15.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 15:15.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 15:15.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 15:15.

  • Friday 08:30 - 15:15.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • 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.

  • This accessible toilet is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the building, opposite reception 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 (automatically).

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 205cm (4ft 3in x 6ft 9in).

  • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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.

  • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

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

  • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).

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

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

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The accessible toilet door is push pad operated.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located within the adapted toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located at the rear of the building.

  • The female and male toilets are 40m (43yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are further standard toilets including an ambulant male toilet on the basement floor.

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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 not normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.

  • The photographs show an electric wheelchair charging station which was still being completed at the time of the survey.

  • It is located to the left as you enter the accessible entrance, opposite the stairs and through the automatic push pad operated doors.

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