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So Coco

1 High Street, Inverness, IV1 1HY

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Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 146cm (4ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and just beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 51cm (1ft 8in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.

Level Change (Restaurant Rear)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 sets of steps like this either side leading down to the additional seating and through to the standard toilet stairs.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located straight ahead from the main entrance then on the left.
    • 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 sliding.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 130cm (6ft x 4ft).
    • 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 75cm (2ft).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are 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 not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 3").
    • 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft ).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Toilets)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the rear roght of the building leading down.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.