Art and Design - The Dairy

Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN

01256 306 484

information@bcot.ac.uk

www.bcot.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 10/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • The Art and Design Department is located in both the Dairy and also on floors 1 and 2 of the main building on the North Site.

  • Please see the guide for the North Site for further information.

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

  • This venue is situated in the North Site.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Basingstoke.

  • 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 located in front of the venue.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 420cm x 550cm (13ft 9in x 18ft 1in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest designated bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.

  • 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 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • 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 towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in) wide.

  • 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 moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • There is a further moderate ramp directly in front of the entrance.

  • There is not 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.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

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

  • The step(s) is / are located beyond the entrance to the machine workshop.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • There are a further 4 deep steps leading to the Pottery Workshop (shown in photograph 2).

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is 11m (12yd 1in) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the building.

  • There is level access to this 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 122cm x 200cm (4ft 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • 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 not mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.

  • 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 wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

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

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Please note the toilet is marked as a female standard toilet.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The male toilets are located towards the rear of the building.

  • The male toilets are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Please note the standard female toilet facility is the accessible toilet.

  • 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.