Disabled Student Assessment and Support

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT

0113 243 1751

www.leeds.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 24/07/2015

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include offices, meeting rooms and a Quiet Room.

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

  • This venue is situated in Leeds.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Leeds.

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

  • 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 venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 480cm (8ft 2in x 15ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically (away from you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • The first set of doors are permanently held open.

  • The second set of doors are push pad operated on entry and fully automatic upon exit.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to your right upon entering Chemistry West.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in) wide.

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  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is a bell on the lowered section in case there is not a member of staff at the desk.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • There are automatic push pad operated doors to access many of the services.

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  • The facility is located in the staff area to the left of the reception.

  • The facility is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the facility.

  • You do not need a key for the facility.

  • The dimensions of the facility are 217cm x 410cm (7ft 1in x 13ft 5in).

  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.

  • The facility changing bench is free standing.

  • The length of the bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.

  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.

  • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.

  • The facility toilet is peninsular.

  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 300cm (9ft 10in).

  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 98cm (3ft 3in).

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

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

  • Drop down rails are provided.

  • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.

  • The type of sink is fixed.

  • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.

  • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • A privacy screen is available.

  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.

  • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

  • There is also an accessible shower in this facility.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in the changing place.

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

  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • Other facilities available are an accessible toilet and changing facilities.

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

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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.

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

  • The accessible toilet is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to your left in the staff only area.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 260cm x 158cm (8ft 6in x 5ft 2in).

  • 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 98cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • 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.

  • 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 a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot 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 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.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilets are not available.

  • The unisex toilets are located in the staff area to the left of reception.

  • Unisex toilets are 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

  • A member of staff with British Sign Language or an interpreter can be provided on request.