Learning Resources Centre

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

01256 306 484

information@bcot.ac.uk

www.bcot.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 14/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • The Learning Resources Centre is located on the first floor of Building F on the South Site.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00..

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:30..

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:30..

  • Thursday 08:30 - 20:30..

  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30..

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • During non term time the Learning Resource Centre is open from 08:45 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday and from 08:45 to 16:00 on Friday, closing 12:30 - 13:30 for lunch..

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

  • This venue is situated in the South Site.

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

  • The nearest mainline 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 main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 570cm (13ft 1in x 18ft 8in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest designated bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does 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.

  • There are also 2 designated bays in Car Park 2, by the rear entrance (shown in photograph 2).

  • 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 automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

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

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

  • 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.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

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

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

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located off the ground floor corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 145cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • This information is for the entrance located on the 1st floor.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.

  • There are separate barriers to enter and exit the Learning Resource Centre.

  • On entrance the width is 97cm and on exit the width is 93cm.

  • Please note there are gates at these barriers they are not automatic however they are extremely light.

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the 1st floor entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

  • 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 portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • 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 in audio format.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • It takes approximately 1-7 days to process an order.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable table is / are available.

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes 2 large screens.

  • The auxiliary aids are not kept in the Learning Resource Centre, but can be made available on request.

  • The Blended Learning Area is located to the left as you enter the Learning Resource Centre.

  • It is a teaching area with computer terminals available.

  • Blended Learning involves student computer based learning set and timetabled by tutors.

  • The nearest accessible toilets are located in Building F on the south site of the college.

  • Please see the guide for the south site for further details.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located just outside the learning resource centre entrance.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the learning resource centre entrance.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the second floor to your left upon exiting the lift.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the F Block Lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are numerous other standard toilets within the south site of the building.

  • Please see the main south site guide for details.

  • 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.