Old Library - Bill Douglas Centre

Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4SB

01392 661 000

disability@exeter.ac.uk

www.exeter.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 19/10/2017

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Access Guide

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

  • Monday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 21:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • 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 side 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 550cm (14ft 9in x 18ft 1in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main 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 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 is a designated parking area for Blue Badge holders at the front of the building on a sloping, cobbled surface with a short, steep ramp.

  • There is an additional designated bay at the rear of the building adjacent to the rear entrance which is restricted access.

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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 double.

  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The 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 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • The first set of doors are push pad operated.

  • There are a set of barriers 100cm beyond reception which lead into the main part of the building.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the rear entrance door.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

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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 high (110cm+).

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

  • The desk/counter is not staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -2, -1, 0, 1.

  • 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.

  • There is a landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Muslim Prayer Room and Chaplaincy Office.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located along the main corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -2, -1, 0, 1.

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

  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 125cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 1in).

  • The clear door width is 87cm (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 have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does 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 bright.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is not an ordering service.

  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

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  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.

  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.

  • The availability of tactile signage does not depend on exhibition.

  • Touch tours are not available.

  • Video tours are not available.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • 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 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located opposite reception.

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 220cm (6ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 150cm (4ft 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.

  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 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 fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located opposite reception.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left as you enter.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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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.