Old Library

Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4SB

01392 661 000

accessability@exeter.ac.uk

www.exeter.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 23/04/2018

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Access Guide

  • Old Library - Disability Resource Centre is linked to the Old Library - Bill Douglas Centre at floor level 1, which is the ground floor of the Bill Douglas Centre.

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

  • This venue is situated in Streatham Campus.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is St David's.

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

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 340cm x 550cm (11ft 2in x 18ft 1in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • 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.

  • There are limited standard parking bays for staff and visitors with permits.

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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(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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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 in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

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

  • 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 deep (18cm+).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • There are between 2 and 8 steps which can be bypassed by a steep slope.

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  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk/counter is not staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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2
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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located on the main corridor on the first & second floors.

  • 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 not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 132cm (4ft 4in).

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

  • 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.

  • Floors 1 and 2 are currently empty and not in use due to INTO moving to it's own building elsewhere on campus.

  • Floors 1 and 2 can be accessed via the lift in the Old Library - Bill Douglas Centre.

  • The Old Library - Bill Douglas Centre main entrance must be used as the lift cannot be accessed from the ground floor of the Old Library - Disability Resource Centre as it does not cover this floor.

  • Please see the separate guide for the Old Library - Bill Douglas Centre for further details.

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  • The Chaplaincy Hub is located behind the Old Library Reception. There is also a multi-faith quiet/prayer space on the first floor of the building.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

  • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter within the standard female toilets.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is not a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 190cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 3in).

  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 not fully functional.

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

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 poor.

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

  • 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 bright.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located along the ground floor corridor.

  • The female and male toilets are 7m (22ft 12in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

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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 generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

  • There is a Braille reader available on request.