Boyd Orr Building

University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

0141 330 5304

disability@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/11/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Computing, Psychology, Statistics, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Veterinary Medicine, lecture theatres & seminar rooms.

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:30.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:30.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:30.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:30.

  • Friday 07:00 - 21:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.

  • The name of the nearest underground station is Hillhead.

  • The Boyd Orr building is located in University Avenue on the main campus.

  • Lecture theatres and seminar rooms are situated on levels 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the building.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • 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 650cm x 340cm (21ft 4in x 11ft 2in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) 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 car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There are designated bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus. Students and staff who are Blue Badge holders automatically receive a parking permit free of charge. Please see the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, leading into level 2 of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

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

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft) wide.

  • There are 2 sets of automatic doors.

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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 15+ step(s) to the area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • 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 on Lilybank Gardens, leading into level 2 of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • The desk/counter is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is infrared.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • All teaching rooms have infrared hearing assistance equipment fitted. Rooms 203 and 222 also have induction loops available in the front two rows only.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located immediately inside the main entrance.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

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

  • The lift is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 188cm x 162cm (6ft 2in x 5ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • 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 not have a hearing loop system.

  • 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 bright.

  • There are 3 identical lifts.

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  • This room is located on level 2 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the accessible entrance.

  • The room is 32m from the accessible entrance.

  • The width of the door is 170cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • There are steps leading to the additional seating areas.

  • All chairs are fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • Designated spaces for wheelchair users are located at the front of the seating area.

  • Some tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is not movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The AV controls are located on the lectern which is height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is adjustable.

  • The room is 10m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 2 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the accessible entrance.

  • The room is 47m from the accessible entrance.

  • The width of the door is 89cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • No chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • No tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is not height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is not height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The AV controls are 90cm high.

  • The room does not contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is not adjustable.

  • The room is 25m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 2 of the building.

  • There is not level access to this room from the accessible entrance.

  • There is an easy slope in front of the lecture theatre entrance.

  • The room is 43m from the accessible entrance.

  • The width of the door is 160cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • There are steps leading to the additional seating areas.

  • All chairs are fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • Designated spaces for wheelchair users are located at the front of the seating area.

  • Some tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is not movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The AV controls are located on the lectern which is height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is adjustable.

  • The room is 21m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 4 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 15m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 160cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • There are steps leading to the additional seating areas.

  • Some chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • Some tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is not movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The AV controls are located on the lectern which is height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is adjustable.

  • The room is 20m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 4 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 15m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 160cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • There are steps leading to the additional seating areas.

  • Some chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • Some tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is not movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The AV controls are located on the lectern which is height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is adjustable.

  • The room is 20m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 5 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 12m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 88cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • No chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • No tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is not movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is not height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is not height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The AV controls are 140cm high.

  • The room does not contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is not adjustable.

  • The room is 17m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 5 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 15m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 160cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • There are steps leading to the additional seating areas.

  • Some chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • Some tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is not movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The AV controls are located on the lectern which is height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is adjustable.

  • The room is 20m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 5 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 15m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 160cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • There are steps leading to the additional seating areas.

  • Some chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • Some tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is not movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The AV controls are located on the lectern which is height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is adjustable.

  • The room is 20m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 6 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 15m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 160cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • There are steps leading to the additional seating areas.

  • Some chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • Some tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is not movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The AV controls are located on the lectern which is height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is adjustable.

  • The room is 20m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 7 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 12m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 88cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • No chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • No tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is not height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The room does not contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is not adjustable.

  • The room is 17m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 7 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 15m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 88cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • No chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • No tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is not height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The room does not contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is not adjustable.

  • The room is 20m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 7 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 12m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 88cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • No chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • No tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is not height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • There is level access to the AV controls.

  • The room does not contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is not adjustable.

  • The room is 17m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on level 7 of the building.

  • There is level access to this room from the lift.

  • The room is 10m from the lift.

  • The width of the door is 86cm.

  • There is level access within this room.

  • No chairs are fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • All chairs have backs.

  • There are not designated spaces available for wheelchair users.

  • No tables are fixed.

  • No tables are height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a lectern.

  • There is level access to the lectern.

  • The lectern is movable.

  • There is not a lowered section of the lectern.

  • The lectern is not height adjustable.

  • A projector is available.

  • The projector is height adjustable.

  • The room does contain a hearing assistance system.

  • The lighting is not adjustable.

  • The room is 15m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the cafe entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

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

  • Café Picolino is situated immediately beyond the accessible entrance.

  • Café Picolino is open between 08.30 - 15.00 Monday to Friday.

  • The nearest table from the café entrance is 1 metre (3.3 feet) away.

  • Monday 08:30 - 15:00..

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 15:00..

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 15:00..

  • Thursday 08:30 - 15:00..

  • Friday 08:30 - 15:00..

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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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 22m (24yd 2in) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on level 2 directly beyond the accessible entrance.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 190cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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

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

  • 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 good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional accessible toilets located on levels 3 and 5.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 2 directly beyond the accessible entrance.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 2, in the foyer.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard toilets on levels 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

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  • This building has refuge alerters.

  • Refuge Alerter communication system is designed to summon assistance in the event of a fire evacuation, from University buildings which provide disabled access to upper floors via a lift.

  • All Refuge Points have been provided with details on how to operate the communication system when assistance is required. Designated Refuge Point directional signage has been install throughout the building to direct you to these refuges.

  • The refuge alerters in this building are located in/at; Lecture Theatre 1 Level 2, Main Stair Level 2, Main Stair Level 3, Main Stair Level 4, Main Stair Level 5, Main Stair Level 6, Main Stair Level 7, Main Stair Level 8, Main Stair Level 9, Main Stair Level 10 and Main Stair Level 11.

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  • Disability awareness training is available for all staff through the Staff Development Service. Other training relating to specific areas of disability awareness, such as curriculum development or a specialised software package is provided from the Learning and Teaching Centre, IT Services and the Student Disability Service.

  • The photograph shows the steep ramp between the main part of the car park and the designated parking bays.