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Ards Campus - Learning Resource Centre

South Eastern Regional College, Victoria Avenue, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 7EH

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Introduction

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    • The Learning Resource Centre is located on the ground floor of the old building, off the main reception area.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Newtownards.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bangor.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
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    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is to the front and side of the main building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 340cm x 470cm (11ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 115m (125yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located opposite the Blue Badge parking.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
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    • There are four parking bays available for motorcycles midway along the car park.

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 door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
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    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
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    • Level access is from the car park only.
    • There is a long easy slope on the footpath leading up to the college from Victoria Avenue.

Outside Access (LRC Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor, off the main reception area.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.
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    • One of the doors was locked and one permanently held open leaving a gap of 74cm.
    • There are security barriers immmediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gap between barriers is 90cm.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
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    • Accessible software includes Texthelp - Read and Write Gold.
    • Student Support Services can provide accessible equipment such as large text keyboards and smart pens upon request.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in a corridor off the main reception area.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor of the old building behind the main staircase.

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.