Clifford Whitworth Library

The University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT

0161 295 5000

course-enquiries@salford.ac.uk

www.salford.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/05/2021

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Access Guide

  • Ground floor under construction at time of survey, access to rest of the building is via the side service entrance.

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

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

  • This venue is situated in the Pell Park Campus.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Salford Crescent.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The nearest Blue Badge parking is outside University House.

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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 main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

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

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • 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 135cm (4ft).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 2 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.

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  • The reception desk is 3m (3yd 11in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The reception desk is low in height.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There are turnstiles to gain entry.

  • The turnstiles measure 50cm wide and there is a gate to the left of these that measures 88cm.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 43cm (1ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are not available.

  • Menus are hand held and wall.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • The type of food served here is snacks and hot and cold drinks.

  • SALFOOD is located to the left of the main entrance.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • 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.

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  • There is a link into Lady Hale Building on the second floor.

  • This leads to a quiet study area with an accessible toilet and standard male and female toilets.

  • This area cannot be accessed from the Lady Hale Building.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the rear of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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  • The lift is 42m (45yd 3ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 150cm (4ft x 4ft).

  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is 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 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.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes zoom text.

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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 Braille, tactile, and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 37m (40yd 18in) from the lift exit.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 237cm (5ft x 7ft).

  • 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 79cm (2ft).

  • 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.

  • Disposal facilities are 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 49cm (19in).

  • 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 3").

  • 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 3").

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • 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 medium.

  • This toilet is located on the stairwell.

  • There is also an accessible toilet on the second floor.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the first floor.

  • The female and male toilets are 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located inside the female toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • This is by lift.

  • There are grab rails inside the female toilet.

  • There are also standard male and female toilets on the second floor.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.