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Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, DUBLIN 9

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Connolly.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the front of the building.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a set down area located outside the Administration Building.
    • Please see the separate guides for the Campus Car Parks for more details.

Outside Access (Link Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 117cm (3ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The 1st set of doors are located opposite Car Park 1, and lead into a corridor linking the ground floor area of the Administration Building with the Business School. There is an identical entrance to this corridor opposite, leading from the main part of the Campus.
    • The 2nd set of doors are to the right as you enter from the doors opposite the Car Park. These lead into the Business School.

Shared Section (linK Entrance NLA)

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Computing Building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the entrance at the far end of the building, close to the Terence Larkin Lecture Theatre.
    • There is a similar entrance at the centre rear of the building.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Lecture Theatres QG 13, 15, 21, 22 and 27 on the ground floor, and Q1 19, 20, 21 and 22 on the 1st floor all have designated wheelchair spaces at the rear, shown in photograph 1.
    • They also have ramped access to all rows of seating, but there are 2 deep steps, with no handrail, to access the teaching stage, shown in photograph 2.
    • Lecture Theatres Q2 17 and 18 on the 2nd floor have level access to the front and the teaching area, but no designated spaces, and steps to access the tiered seating.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is low.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 identical sets of stairs along the front of the building, in the centre and at either end.
    • There is also a set of stairs, with medium steps, in the main corridor that access the 1st floor only, shown in photograph 2.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far side of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 54m (59yd) from Link entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 134cm x 103cm (4ft 5in x 3ft 5in).
  • 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (Business School Office)

  • The reception desk is 76m (83yd) from the Link entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The School office is located on the 1st floor, opposite the central set of stairs.
    • It is accessed by a heavy door, 85 cm wide, which opens inwards.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 14:00 - 17:15.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:15.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 17:15.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 17:15.
    • Friday 14:00 - 17:15.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 22m (24yd 2in) from the Link entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located along the ground floor corridor, at the front of the building.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 220cm (4ft 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 124cm (4ft).
    • 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.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 48cm (18in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").
    • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft) high.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a similar adapted toilet located on the 3rd floor.
    • There is a manuel hoist lift within the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the links to the Administration Building on the 1st and 2nd floors respectively.
    • Access is via a moderate ramp on both floors.

Additional Info

  • Photograph 1 shows lecture theatre Q2 19 on the 2nd floor.
  • Photograph 2 shows one of the standard lecture rooms in the building, with no fixed seating or benches.