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Institute of Sport and Exercise

University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN

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Introduction

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 mainline station is Dundee.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Heathfield Car Park.
    • Car park website www.disabledgo.com.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 360cm x 550cm (11ft x 18ft).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located at either side of the building.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 260cm x 550cm (8ft x 18ft).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located at either side of the building.
    • 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 automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.

Outside Access (Swimming Pool Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 83cm (2ft) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 6m (6yd 22in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played within the fitness suite.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the right hand side as you enter.
    • The fitness suite is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are a viewing balcony.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-M-1-2.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd 4in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 138cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Swimming Pool)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-LG.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd 4in) from swimming pool entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 75cm x 123cm (2ft x 4ft).
  • 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 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 medium.

Level Change (Swimming Pool)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the steps.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Standard Changing Room (Swimming Pool)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the rear of the swimming pool reception.
  • The standard changing room is 24m (26yd 9in) from the swimming pool entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (6yd 22in) from the swimming pool.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible chair with drop down rail and handrails available.

Level Change (Swimming Pool Sauna Room)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.

Accessible Shower (Swimming Pool)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are Handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (18in).
  • Other facilities available are drop down rail, changing chair, accessible toilet.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Level Change (Swimming Pool Changing Ramp)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are not steps to access this area / service.

Accessible Toilet (Swimming Pool)

  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the platform lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the building opposite the changing rooms.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 245cm (5ft 5in x 8ft).
    • 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 the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar accessible toilet cubicles in the changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet (Sports Hall)

  • 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 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the building, next to the sports hall.
    • 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 and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 115cm x 260cm (3ft 9in x 8ft 6in).
    • 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 the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Sports Hall Ramp)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are not steps to access this area / service.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • 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 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is 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 and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 118cm x 275cm (3ft 10in x 9ft).
    • 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 the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 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 grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the adapted toilet on the first floor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located towards the rear of the building.
  • The standard changing room is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the standard changing rooms.

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 Text Relay aware.