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Matthew Building

University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN

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Introduction

  • University services in this building: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design djcad.dundee.ac.uk/.

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 car park is located outside the Crawford Building.
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Perth Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located along Perth Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This door can be used to overcome the automatic revolving doors, which are 190cm wide.

Level Change (Perth Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance from Perth Road.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the rear the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 257cm (8ft 5in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 237cm (7ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 5m (5yd 18in) from the Perth Road Entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • The desk is not generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

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 have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 14 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance to the library is a push pad operated automatic door.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 19:30.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 12:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar set of stairs located at the rear of the building which gives access to the 8th floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby at the front of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • The lift is 140m (153yd 4in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 152cm (4ft 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 (Fifth Floor Lift)

  • There is not a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just beyond the rear entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 215cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 1in).
  • 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 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 good.

Opening Times (Creative Services - Print Unit)

  • Monday 10:00 - 12:30.
  • Monday 13:30 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30.
  • Tuesday 13:30 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30.
  • Wednesday 13:30 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 12:30.
  • Thursday 13:30 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 12:30.
  • Friday 13:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The print room itself is open from 09:00-16:30. However, during this time it only deals with requests sent via email or existing orders.

Counter (Creative Services - Print Unit)

  • The counter is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the rear entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The height of the counter is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on level 5 front (RH transfer); on level 5 rear (LH transfer); on level 6 front (RH transfer); on level 6 front (RH transfer).
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on level 4 front; on level 5 front; on level 5 (Matthew Gallery); on level 5 middle; on level 6 rear; on level 7 middle; on level 7 rear.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on level 4 front; on level 5 front; on level 5 middle; on level 6 rear; on level 7 middle; on level 7 rear.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on level 1 front; on level 2 front (3 cubicles); on level 5 (Matthew Gallery); on level 5 rear; on level 6 rear; on level 7 rear.

Accessible Toilet(s)*

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • This accessible toilet is located on the fifth floor toward the rear of the building.
  • This accessible toilet is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the rear entrance.
  • There is step-free 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 (automatically).
  • The door is push pad or push button activated.
  • The push pad or push button is 107cm from floor level.
  • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
  • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 164cm x 253cm (5ft 5in x 8ft 4in).
  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The lighting levels are 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a sensor 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 is fully functional.
  • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • There is not a mirror.
  • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
  • The toilet has a backrest.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • 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).
  • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
  • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • 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 90cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Photographs 5, 6 and 7 show the other accessible toilets in the building as listed. All are right hand transfer.

Standard Toilet(s)*

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • The shared toilet is located on the fifth floor at the rear of the building.
  • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
  • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the rear entrance.
  • 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 86cm.
  • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • There are two cubicles at this location.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the fifth floor to the left as you enter via the rear entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 55m from the rear entrance.
    • 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 sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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.