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2.36 - Doorway 4

Old Medical School, The University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QZ

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Location of Room(s)

Teaching/Seminar Room(s)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • There is/are 6 medium (11cm-17cm) step(s) for access to the room(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have handrails on both sides.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(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 room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
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    • The corridor steps to the room are overcome by a lift to the room located to the right within Room 2.35.


  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located within Room 2.35.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2-2.36.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the entrance 4 lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 154cm (3ft 3in x 5ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.