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International College Dundee

University of Dundee, 2 Airlie Place, Dundee, DD1 4HQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the International College Dundee, classrooms, study room.
  • The International College Dundee is run as a partnership between the University of Dundee and the Oxford International Education Group. Open to international students, International College Dundee (ICD) offers an alternative way to begin an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Dundee by focusing on the development of English language and university level study skills while acquiring core subject knowledge.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the City Centre Campus.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Dundee.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 357cm x 400cm (11ft 9in x 13ft 1in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Airlie Place.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 250cm x 400cm (8ft 2in x 13ft 1in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Airlie Place.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • All parking in Airlie Place is by University Permit.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building at the basement level.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located from street level to the door.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Staff Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building at ground floor level.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 8 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • International College Reception is located on the basement level to the left as you enter the main entrance.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Level Change (Reception)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located inside the main entrance at basement level.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing system is located at reception.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access at basement level to reception, classroom and toilet facilities.
    • Classrooms and study room on ground and first floors are by staircase access only.

Level Change (Basement Corridor to Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the basement corridor to the toilets.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 136cm (4ft 6in).

Other Floors (Basement to Ground)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B and G.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are ground and first floor classrooms and study room.

Other Floors (Ground to First)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you exit the basement to ground stairwell.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the basement to ground floor staircase.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are first floor classrooms and study room.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the basement floor.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the first floor.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on the basement floor (staff only).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the basement floor to the rear right of the building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 90cm from floor level.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 227cm x 188cm (7ft 5in x 6ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 158cm (5ft 2in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by storage items.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 85cm.
    • 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 122cm (4ft).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the ground floor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m from the main staircase.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show this facility.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located on the first floor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m from the main staircase.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Photographs 3 to 5 show this facility.
  • Comments View
    • There is a shared standard toilet on the basement floor marked staff only. This is shown in photograph 6.

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.