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University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bath.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bath Spa.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located between Chestnut and Damson Quads.
    • 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 350cm x 490cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Damson Quad entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the Damson Quad 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The area containing the Blue Badge bays also contains 2 loading bays (shown in photograph 4), which could be used to drop off.

Outside Access (Damson Quad Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the Quad.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door requires a key card to activate.
    • The intercom buttons are 110 -117cm high.
    • The entrances to the other Quads are similar, except the doors are 120cm (47in) wide.

Level Change (Damson Quad Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is similar access to all of the other Quads, although Acer and Bay Quads are also accessed by more moderate slopes (shown in photographs 2 and 3).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Each floor in each block has a lounge, containing a TV and seating (shown in photograph 2).
    • This is shared by all residents of that floor.

Other Floors (Damson Quad)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located just inside the entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all 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.
    • There are similar stairs in all Quads.

Lift (Damson Quad)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the Damson Quad entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • 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 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Damson Quad entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The controls are between 110cm (43in) - 137cm (54in) high.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was D1.17.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 149cm x 368cm (4ft 11in x 12ft 1in).
    • The bed is 59cm (1ft 11in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 27cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a lower rail in the wardrobe and a low desk (73 cm high).
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are a lowered (83cm) sink, hob and surface, plus an accessible oven, in the shared kitchen.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 248cm x 234cm (8ft 2in x 7ft 8in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • There is / are 2 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 2 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
  • Comments View
    • Room C1.28 is similar to the room described above.
    • Rooms D5.01 and B4.12 have baths, 55cm high with showers above and twist turn controls. There are no handrails.
    • There are also no grab or drop down rails by the toilet, the floor space is slightly smaller and the wardrobe does not have a lowered rail.
    • The bathrooms in these rooms contain functional alarm cords.
    • The shared kitchens for these rooms do not have lowered surfaces.
    • The standard rooms all have ensuite shower rooms, accessed via steps.

Accessible Toilet (Damson Quad Level 3)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Damson Quad lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left hand side as you enter level 3 from the lift and stairs.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 239cm x 267cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 9in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 183cm (6ft).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The cubicle also contains a bath, 55cm (22in) high with twist turn taps.
    • There is also a similar toilet / bathroom on level 3 of Ebony Quad.
    • There are toilets / bathrooms on levels 3, 4 and 5 of Chestnut Quad, which have the transfer space on the left and the baths have grab rails fitted.
    • They are also on levels 3 and 4 of Bay Quad, with the transfer space on the right and grab rails for the baths, and on levels 3 and 5 of Acer Quad, which have transfer spaces both sides and grab rails for the baths.
    • These bathrooms are for the use of all of the residence of each quad, giving them the option of having a bath instead of a shower.

Outside Access (Launderette Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located between Acer and Bay Quads.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The launderette contains an accessible washer and dryer.
    • The card top-up machine is 122cm- 133cm high.

Level Change (Launderette Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are also moderate slopes leading down to Acer and Bays Quad entrances (photographs 2 and 3).

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.