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Goldsmiths, University of London, Dixon Road, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

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Introduction

  • The Assistive Technology Centre (ATC) is an open-access computer room for the use of students with a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health needs or a long-term health condition.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, South East London on Lewisham Road, five miles from central London.

      From Central London take the A2 towards Dover via the Old Kent Road.
      At the end of Old Kent Road (on the New Cross Gate one-way system) turn into New Cross Road.
      Keep in the right hand lane and shortly after Sainsbury's take the A20 fork to Lewisham.
      Turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left.

      From Kent, Surrey, Sussex, or north if using Blackwall Tunnel or Dartford River Crossing (southbound).
      Follow the A2 or A20 towards London (using M25 or South Circular road to join the nearest of these).
      On the A20, after passing through Lewisham, the Richard Hoggart Building is clearly visible on the left after about one mile.
      On the A2, follow the left turn after New Cross Station into Amersham Road, turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left downhill.
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    • There is no public parking on the Goldsmiths campus.
      Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus. There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.
      There are 2 on-street Blue Badge bays on Dixon Road, to the right of the Richard Hoggart Building, approximately 40m from the main entrance gate.
      Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.
  • By Bus View
    • The following buses stop outside Goldsmiths: 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436 and 453.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest over ground station is New Cross Rail Station and is approximately 5 minutes away.
      New Cross Gate rail station is also within travelling distance of Goldsmiths.
  • By Underground View
    • There is not an underground station within travelling distance of Goldsmiths.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 400cm (6ft 7in x 13ft 1in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Dixon Road.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Lewisham Way.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • 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.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are in the centre of the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The push pad to access the first door is placed at 70cm high.
    • The push pad to access the second door is placed at 94cm high.
    • There are heavy, manual, double doors that open both ways to the left of the first and second sets of automatic doors,
    • The first set of manual double doors are 180cm in width.
    • The second set of manual double doors are 176cm in width.

Reception (Main)

  • Main reception is located to the right on entering the building.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers to access the library at this entrance.
    • The accessible barrier is 89cm in width.
    • The standard barrier is 53cm and has a roller bar which needs to be pushed forwards to access the library.
    • There is an accessible access barrier to exit the library with a width of 89cm and 2 standard barriers with a width of 53cm and a roller bar to push to exit.
    • A swipe card is required to operate the barriers with the swipe card reader placed at 98cm.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the library.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Assistive Technology Centre

  • The Assistive Technology Centre is located on the ground floor for of Goldsmiths University Library.
  • There are 8 standard desks, 4 on each side 73 cm high. There are no height adjustable desks within this area.
  • There are three booths that are bookable within the ATC Centre. To book one of these rooms you need to book online via -http://libcal.gold.ac.uk
  • All computers in the ATC have assistive software to enable students to work effectively. This includes Claro Software, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Inspiration, Jaws, Zoomtext and Kurzweil.

Assistive Technology Centre Rooms

  • There are 3 rooms located within the Assistive Technology Centre named 2, 3 and 4.
  • Room 2 is the only room with a window for natural light.
  • Room 3 has an automatic push pad door which opens inwards 85cm wide.
  • There is not space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
  • There is a height adjustable table.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the ground floor of the Library.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on the ground floor of the Library.