Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research

University of Glasgow, Room 202 - Adam Smith Building, Level 2, 40 Bute Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RT

0141 330 3916

nicholas.watson@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

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 nearest Underground Station is Hillhead.

  • The Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research is situated on level T0 of the Adam Smith Building on the main campus.

  • Monday 13:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 13:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 13:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located in front of the building on Bute Gardens.

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

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 420cm x 320cm (13ft 9in x 10ft 6in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main accessible entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 56m (61yd 9in) from the main accessible 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.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The convenient drop off point is located in Bute Gardens, outside the main entrance.

  • 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.

  • 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 behind the building through the archway at the right of the building.

  • 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 340cm x 440cm (11ft 2in x 14ft 5in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main accessible entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main accessible 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 concrete.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The height of the arch is not indicated.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building on Bute Gardens.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located on the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Bute Gardens.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located internally from level 2.

  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the rear entrance.

  • The reception desk is low height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The Janitors Office is situated immediately beyond the rear entrance.

  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is low height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is a member of staff on reception between 13.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday.

  • This reception desk is situated immediately beyond the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research entrance.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 40m (44yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on level T0, in the main corridor.

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 200cm (4ft 9in 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in) 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.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on level T0, in the main corridor.

  • The female toilets are 40m (44yd) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on level T0, in the main corridor.

  • The male toilets are 40m (44yd) 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.