Disability Service

University of Glasgow, 65 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LE

0141 330 5497

disability@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk/services/disability

Guide Last Updated: 17/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include disability advisors.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • 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.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest underground station is Hillhead or Kelvinbridge.

  • 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 across the street.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 240cm x 550cm (7ft 10in x 18ft 1in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 105m (114yd 2ft) from the rear entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 120m (131yd 8in) from the rear 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.

  • 3 new designated bays were due to be painted nearer Southpark Avenue at the time of research.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the building from the front.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • 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) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

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

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

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

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

  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located as you enter reception area leading up to the desk.

  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

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

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played in the waiting area and admin office.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • There is an easy slope leading from the rear entrance ramp into the garden.

  • The garden has a surface of paving slabs and an astroturf path throughout.

  • The paths are wider than 75cm and have easy to moderate slopes throughout.

  • There are no benches.

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

  • There are 15 steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is not a landing.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is not a landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional offices.

  • All services on the upper floors can be made available on the lower accessible floor.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located through to the left from the rear 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 by sliding.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 330cm x 140cm (10ft 10in x 4ft 7in).

  • 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 60cm (1ft 12in).

  • 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 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 the left.

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 48cm (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 fair.

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

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is also a hand towel on the rail beside the sink.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located ahead as you enter, past reception.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are available in Braille.

  • Documents are available in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.

  • Staff are trained to BSL level 2.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Home visits / services are available.