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Agnes Blackadder

University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9XW

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in St Andrews.
  • The nearest mainline station is Leuchars.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 630cm (11ft 10in x 20ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (20yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 21m (23yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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 bright.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Braille signage is available.
  • Tactile signage is available.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located towards the back of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 40m (44yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • There are not 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 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 bright.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 7 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in some of the ground floor rooms.
    • There is not level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 1004.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 350cm x 425cm (11ft 6in x 13ft 11in).
    • The bed is 58cm (1ft 11in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 25cm (0ft 10in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a lowered bar, lowered bookcase, cords for curtains, wide door access.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are lowered washing machine in the laundry room.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 145cm x 230cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 7in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • The accommodation does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There are 0 accessible rooms with baths.
    • There are 7 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Level Change (Adapted Room)

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

Restaurant Bar Internal (Coffee Shop)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 21m (23yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold food.

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 Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located in both the standard male and female toilets.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • Details given are for the male adapted toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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 Text Relay aware.