James Watt Building

University of Glasgow, Engineering Way, Glasgow G12 8QQ

0141 330 4309/2032

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 lecture theatres, teaching areas, workshops, Deans Office, Glasgow University Engineering Society, common room, Department of Aerospace - Wind Tunnel, James Watt - Nanofabrication unit, Post Graduate Suite and Design Studios.

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Glasgow University Main Campus.

  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Partick.

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

  • The nearest underground station is Hillhead.

  • The James Watt Building Laboratories are located on the main campus next to the Gilbert Scott Building.

  • 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 in front of the building and around the main campus.

  • 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 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 520cm (11ft 6in x 17ft 1in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) 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 between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • 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 on Engineering Way.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) 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.

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

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  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is infrared.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a moderate ramp (width 150cm) leading into the Department of Mechanical Engineering on the 2nd floor.

  • Infrared hearing assistance equipment is available within rooms 354, 355, 361 and 375.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional laboratories on the 5th floor.

  • There are identical staircases at either of end of the building.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.

  • The lift is 18m (20yd) from accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 150cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 11in).

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located at the front of the lecture theatre.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit behind you.

  • It is 35m (38yd) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

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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.

  • The accessible toilet is 48m (52yd) from the accessible entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the standard male toilet on the 2nd floor.

  • This is not a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens sliding.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 130cm (5ft 11in x 4ft 3in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

  • The taps in the adapted toilet cubicle are push button operated.

  • There are additional male and female toilets on all floors.

  • There is an adapted toilet cubicle in the standard female toilet on the ground floor.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located off the left hand side of the foyer as you enter.

  • The female toilets are 27m (30yd) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located off the left hand side of the foyer as you enter.

  • The male toilets are 27m (30yd) 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.

  • The taps in the adapted toilet cubicle are push button operated.

  • There are additional male and female toilets on all floors.

  • There is an adapted toilet cubicle in the standard female toilet on the ground floor.

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  • There is an assistance dog toilet available on campus for students, staff and visitors.

  • There are 4 assistive software programs available on the Common Student Computing Environment (CSCE).

  • These programs are: MindGenius, Zoomtext, Texthelp (Read and Write) and Kurzwell 3000.

  • 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 access to the Department of Mechanical Engineering on the 2nd floor.