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Lecture Theatre A

Chancellor's Building, The University of Edinburgh, 49 Little France Crescent, Little France Campus, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB

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Location of Room(s)

Lecture Theatre(s)

  • 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).
  • There is/are 8 medium (11cm-17cm) step(s) for access to the lecture theatre(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have a handrail on the left leading in.
  • 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 designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is/are 2 medium (11cm-17cm) step(s) for access to the designated seating.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have a handrail on the right going up.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • Step free access to the speaker's area is via the platform lift over the front lecture theatre entrance steps.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • 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 not 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 68cm.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The rear entrance to the lecture theatre provides step free access to the rear seating areas (photographs 1-4).
    • The 8 steps detailed are for access from the front entrance to the speaker's area (photograph 7).
    • The further 2 steps lead down from the speaker's area to front row seating (photographs 8, 9).
    • There is also a deep step as an alternative to the 2 steps (photograph 10).

Lift (Speaker's Area)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front entrance to the lecture theatre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-LG.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift was unavailable to survey at the time of research.
    • The lift bypasses the 8 steps to the speaker's area only, not the further steps to front row seating.
    • The lift and steps are beyond the main entrance (photograph 3) with level access beyond the rear entrance (photograph 4).