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Kirkcaldy Campus - Dining Room and Library

University of Dundee, Forth Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5YS

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is located south west of the town of Kirkcaldy, Fife Centre on the University of Dundee Kirkcaldy campus.
      From Dundee city centre take the A92 across the Tay Bridge and travel south through Fife.
      After 29 miles, at Chapel Farm, take the A910 toward Kirkcaldy.
      After 3.2 miles, at the Forth Avenue roundabout turn right. The Kirkcaldy Campus is immediately on the left.
    • There is free on site parking in front of the main building off Forth Avenue with additional parking off Whyte Melville Road.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus routes 4B, 13, 13A, BW10, northbound bus routes 11, 11a and southbound bus route 12 all stop at the Nursing College stop on Whyte Melville Road east of the campus.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Kirkcaldy, giving links to Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh. The station is 250m from the main reception. There is step free access to all platforms. The booking office is accessible with an induction loop.
  • Useful Links View

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, students and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 550cm (8ft 2in x 18ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • There is additional parking and Blue Badge bays across the campus.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Kirkcaldy Campus.
    • The car park is located past the main buildings to the side of the accommodation blocks.
    • This is seen in photographs 4 and 5.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Dining Room and Library Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right as you enter from the car park at the front of the building, opposite the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 91cm (2ft 12in).

Entrance (Library Link Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor linking the library and main building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • There is a portable loop at the desk in the library.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.

Eating and Drinking (The Dining Room)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on the ground floor directly ahead as you enter via the Dining Room and Library entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the café.
    • For access there are double manual doors which may be difficult to open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 86cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables and high tables.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 49cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 111cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 13:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 13:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 13:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 13:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 13:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located on the right as you enter via the Dining Room and Library entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the Dining Room and Library entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left as you enter via the Dining Room and Library entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg, 2 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Dining Room and Library entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and may be difficult to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement 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 low to moderate.

Entrance (Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).

Reception (Library Main Desk)

  • The main desk is located on the left as you enter the library.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are good.
  • 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 bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 7 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include zoom text, mind genius.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 14:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the ground floor of the main building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the left as you enter the Dining Room and Library entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the Dining Room and Library entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is an angled handrail on the right of a cubicle in each of the male and female toilet facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are alternative male and female toilet facilities on the ground floor of the Main Building. There are additional female toilet facilities on the first floor of the Main Building.

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.