LEADS (Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Unit)

University of Glasgow, Southpark House, 64 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LB

0141 330 4864/3370

learn@admin.gla.ac.uk

www.glasgow.ac.uk/LEADS

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • 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 Learning and Teaching Centre is located in Southpark Avenue on the main campus.

  • Please click on this link to view the guide for theStudent Learning Service.

  • 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 does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is at the side of the venue.

  • 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 550cm x 350cm (18ft 1in x 11ft 6in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 2m (6ft 7in) from the accessible entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 9m (29ft 6in) from the accessible entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

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

  • 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 single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of ther entrance.

  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the side of the building.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from accessible entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 145cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 9in).

  • The clear door width is 98cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

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

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • 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 not level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading to the TV Gallery.

  • 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 not have handrails.

  • There is not a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • These steps lead to the TV Gallery from the reception area.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • 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 the floors which are not accessible are teaching areas and offices.

  • 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 8m (26ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the foyer.

  • This is not 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 dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 240cm (4ft 3in x 7ft 10in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • 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.

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

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

  • The sink is 80cm (2ft 7in) high.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

  • The adapted toilet is also used as a standard female toilet.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located at the rear of the foyer.

  • The female toilets are 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • The male toilets are located at the rear of the foyer.

  • The male toilets are 8m (26ft 3in) from the main 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 level 1.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

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

  • The opening times may vary.

  • 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.