School of Medicine

University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews KY16 9TF

01334 463599

medicine@st-and.ac.uk

www.st-andrews.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Medicine - Clinical Skills, Anatomy and Pathology, laboratories, exhibition hall, lecture theatre and teaching rooms.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.

  • This venue is situated in St Andrews.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Leuchars.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 510cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 22m (24yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 27m (30yd) from the main 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is cobbled.

  • The patron does have to cross a road.

  • The road is generally quiet.

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

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located at the front of the building.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

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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 doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

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

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 198cm (6ft 6in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the left as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located on the right as you face the entrance.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) 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.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • 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.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3.

  • 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 lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the lobby.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 18m (20yd) from main entrance.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 150cm (4ft 9in x 4ft 11in).

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

  • 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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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 11m (12yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

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

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located at the front and the rear of the thearre.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit next to you.

  • It is 10m (32ft 10in) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • The rows suitable for hearing loops are all.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

  • Access to the front of the theatre is by a moderate ramp.

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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 28m (31yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the left of the building.

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 230cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (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 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 49cm (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 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 are similar adapted toilets located on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the left of the building.

  • The female and male toilets are 43m (47yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard male and female toilets located on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located on the left of the building.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head.

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

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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.