Smeall Building

Heavitree Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 2LU

01392 661 000

disability@exeter.ac.uk

www.exeter.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Peninsula Medical School Primary Care - staff offices and seminar rooms.

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

  • This venue is situated in St Luke's Campus.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Exeter Central.

  • 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 in front of Richards Building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 280cm x 420cm (9ft 2in x 13ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 72m (79yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 76m (83yd) 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.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • 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.

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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 doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.

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

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is low.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on other floors which are not accessible include standard male toilet, staff offices and Peninsula Medical School Primary Care.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the right as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 5m (16ft 5in) from main entrance.

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

  • The lift was not working at the time of survey.

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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.

  • The accessible toilet is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • 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 158cm x 175cm (5ft 2in x 5ft 9in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not 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 65cm (2ft 2in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are not 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 the left.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The sink is 80cm (2ft 7in) high.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located ahead as you enter.

  • The female toilets are 11m (12yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on the first floor.

  • The male toilets are 1m (3ft 3in) from the stairs.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the 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.