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Woodlands Campus, Auckland Drive, Birmingham, West Midlands, B36 0NF

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building can only be accessed via the main building.
    • Please see the separate guide for the main building for parking and access details.
    • At the time of the survey, most of the ground floor was inaccessible due to building work.
    • Some of the workshops are being converted into an Aerospace Workshop, due to be completed Autumn 2015.

Location

  • This venue is situated in the Woodlands Campus.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Water Orton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, leading from the rear of the main building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are also double, manual doors, which open towards you, available at this entrance.

Level Change

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path between this and the main buiding.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing 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 varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the corridor leading to the stairs, off the rear left hand corner of the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey the lift was out of action due to the building work.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the rear left hand corner of the entrance foyer.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from main reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 210cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • 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 mirrors.
    • 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 (1ft 7in).
    • 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 3in).
    • 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 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet on the first floor, except it has the transfer space on the left.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • There is Braille and Tactile signage throughout the college.
  • Documents including student policies and statements can be also be requested in symbol, on audio tapes and on computer disk.
  • There is a Braille Reader available for students on request.
  • There are 24 members of staff trained at BSL Level 1, 1 member of staff trained at level 2, and 1 member of staff trained at level 3.
  • Throughout the college there are computers which have visual software available.
  • There are fire alarm alerters for people with hearing impairments available at reception.
  • There is a mobile hoist with a hook and loop attachment available on request.
  • There is a Minicom number available: 0121 678 7005.