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Selly Oak Visual Arts Centre

Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff offices, rehearsal rooms, wardrobe workshop and storage.

Location

  • The venue is situated on the Eastern side of the dual carriageway that divides the Selly Oak campus at the heading south.
  • The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline Railway Station is Selly Oak.
  • 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 free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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 doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located next to reception.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-M-1.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 7m (22ft 12in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is low.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 45m (49yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the end of the main corridor.
    • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 142cm x 255cm (4ft 8in x 8ft 4in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space is 137cm (4ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 85cm (2ft 9in) high.
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are low.

Level Change (Adapted Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the toilet.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.