Sir Charles Wilson Building

University of Glasgow, 1 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

0141 330 6188

disability@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include seminar rooms and the Sir Charles Wilson lecture theatre.

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Opening times may vary..

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

  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.

  • The venue is 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 Sir Charles Wilson Building is located in University Avenue on the main campus.

  • The 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 see theUniversity of Glasgow parking notesfor further details.

  • The photograph shows the street outside 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 double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

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

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

  • The distance was taken from the main entrance.

  • This information is for the entrance located on Gibson Street.

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in) wide.

  • The first set of doors are opened via request through the intercom.

  • The second set are opened by a push pad located inside.

  • 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.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Infrared hearing assistance systems are fitted in rooms 201/Main Lecture Theatre, 10A and 10B.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located just beyond the accessible entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • 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 deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

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

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the balcony for the lecture room.

  • The services located on each level are as follows:

  • Level 1 - Accessible Entrance, Seminar Room, Adapted Toilet and Staff Toilet

  • Level 2 - Lecture Theatre, Reception, Adapted Toilet and a Staff Office

  • Level 3 - Lecture Theatre Balcony.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just beyond the accessible entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 150cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 11in).

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • 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.

  • It is 12m (13yd) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.

  • The lecture theatre was in use at the time of surveying.

  • 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 23m (25yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 200cm (4ft 3in x 6ft 7in).

  • 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 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.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is not a push button style of alarm.

  • 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 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

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

  • The sink is 80cm (2ft 7in) high.

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

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is an additional adapted toilet located on level 2.

  • Standard toilets are available.

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

  • The female toilets are 19m (21yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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

  • The male toilets are 19m (21yd) 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 is an assistance dog toilet available on campus for students, staff and visitors.

  • 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.