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Dublin City University, St. Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin, Dublin 9

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Getting Here

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 4)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are A Block and the Chapel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 456cm (8ft 2in x 14ft 12in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the the road.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the A Block entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the A Block entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 6)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the Drumcondra Education Centre.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are A Block and the Chapel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located close to the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Drumcondra Road.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the A Block entrance.

Outside Access (D Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the Block C Belvedere entrance and car park.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 8 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Car Park 4.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • There are alternate sets of doors on entrance to your left which have a width of 182cm and to your right with a width of 172cm.
    • The doors to your left on entrance has alternate manual doors.
    • If you come from further to the right of the building you will have to overcome an additional 4 medium steps.
    • There is an alternative easy ramp in front of the entrance with a width of 92cm and a handrail on the right.
    • There is an alternative set of 4 medium steps in front of the entrance with a handrail on the left.

Entrance (A Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the far left of A Block.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 232cm (7ft 7in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (A Block Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the steps leading from A Block to D Block.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the Block A main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 107cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 6in).
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Outside Access (Block B)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite the B Block canteen entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).

Route in D Block from B Block Car Park entrance

  • To access the D Block entrance it is neccessary to turn left on entrance and access the canteen shown in photographs one and two.
  • Onece inside the canteen head to the far right corner and head through two sets of push pad automatic doors the first shown in photograph 3 has a width of 150cm and the second shown in photograph 4 has a width of 155cm.
  • There is then a small cloistered wakway leading to D Block.

Entrance (C Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located leading from Block C.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is an entrance on the second floor of C Block to the first floor of D Block consisting of two permanently held open double doors that open towards you with a width of 150cm.

Access into D Block from G Block

  • Upon entering G Block turn left on entrance from the main entrance, or right on entrance from the Car park entrance and head into F Block.
  • To access F block there are 3 heavy, single doors that open towards you with a width of 79cm.
  • There are small lips on the thresholds of these doors.
  • Upon entering F Block turn left and head towards the corridor leading to the first floor entrance into D Block.
  • It is also possible to access this entrance from F Block.
  • It is also possible to access D Block via E Block and C Block however more direct routes into D Block are from A Block and F Block.

Entrance (F Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located leading from F Block on the first floor.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a entrance on the lower ground floor of F Block which consists of manual double doors with a width of 172cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to rooms D109-D115 along the south corridor on the ground floor of D Block.
    • The ramp is 50cm long and can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to room D121.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to room D121.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to rooms D201-D205.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 3. The steps, if approached via the entrance from C block on the first floor, access D206 - D211.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are adjustable.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep ramp with handrails on both sides and a width of 76cm on the second floor between D301-D317 and D318-D328.
    • There is a also a set of 4 medium steps available with a handrail on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep ramp with handrails on both sides and a width of 76cm on the second floor between D301-D317 and D318-D328.
    • There is a also a set of 4 medium steps available with a handrail on the left going up.

Reception (Students' Union Help Desk)

  • Students' Union Help Desk is located along the south corridor of D Block on the ground floor.
  • The desk is 80m (87yd 1ft) from the A Block entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:15 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:15 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:15 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:15 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:15 - 15:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Lavazza)

  • 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 42cm (1ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 65cm.
  • 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 wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 15:00.
    • Saturday 08:30 - 14:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • The stairs are located to your right when you enter via A Block.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the A Block entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar set of steps to the east of the building as seen in photograph 2. There are 2 separate staircases between floors 1 and 2 as seen in photograph 3. There is a separate staircase in the resource centre between floors G-1 as seen in photograph 4.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the first floor of the resource centre.

Lift (Cargo Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located near the entrance from F Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the A Block entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 164cm (3ft 2in x 5ft 5in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lecture Theatre(s) (210)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are no designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Lecture Theatre(s) (211)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are no designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Lift (First Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the first floor between D201-D205 and D206-D211.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 107cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 6in).
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • The nearest accessible toilets are located in F Block and B Block.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in room D206 next to the first floor level change.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 15m from the F Block first floor entrance.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

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