Graham Kerr Building

University of Glasgow, Botany Gate, Glasgow G12 8QQ

0141 330 2000

disability@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • 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 within the centre of the town or 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 Graham Kerr Building is situated in Botany Gate on the main campus.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Limited parking is available on the street outside the building.

  • 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 theUniversity of Glasgow parking notesfor further details.

  • 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 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

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

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

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

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  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 10in) from the front entrance.

  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is infrared.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The infrared hearing assistance equipment is available within the main lecture theatre.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the Bioelectronics Unit, rooms 302 - 517, a library (room 324) and a seminar room (room 429).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The lift is a stair lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are the main entrance to ground level.

  • The lift is 4m (13ft 1in) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 110cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 7in).

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • This stairlift can be used to overcome 3 steps immediately beyond the main entrance and also down to level 1.

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  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located immediately beyond the entrance, on the left.

  • The female toilets are 6m (19ft 8in) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located immediately beyond the entrance, on the left.

  • The male toilets are 4m (13ft 1in) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

  • there are additional standard toilets located on levels 2 and 3.

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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 theLearning and Teaching Centre,IT Servicesand theStudent Disability Service.

  • The photograph shows the library on level 3.