Sir Alwyn Williams Building

University of Glasgow, 18 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QN

0141 330 4256

info@dcs.gla.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include :
    Level 1 - Machine Hall and Operations Rooms
    Level 2 - Meeting and Teaching Rooms
    Level 3 - Seminar Rooms
    Level 4 - Presentation Suite.

  • 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 city.

  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.

  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.

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

  • The nearest underground station is Hillhead.

  • This venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • 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 seehttp://www.gla.ac.uk/services/central/parking/for further details.

  • The photograph shows the street outside the building.

  • 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 automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.

  • The automatic door is push pad operated.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the side of the main entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the main entrance.

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

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is available only on request.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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

  • 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 clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • 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 to the left as you enter, then round to the right.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5.

  • The lift is 17m (19yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 142cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 8in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 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 lift also gives access to 17 Lilybank Gardens via the left hand set of level buttons.

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located opposite the standard toilets.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are An adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 45cm (17in).

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • The accessible toilet is 20m (22yd) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the central teaching rooms.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 234cm (4ft 8in x 7ft 8in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted 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.

  • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.

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

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • The accessible toilet is 20m (22yd) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the central teaching rooms.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 238cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 10in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted 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 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.

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

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located next to the accessible toilet.

  • The female and male toilets are 20m (22yd) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilets are also available on Levels 3 and 4 in the same position. .

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • 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.