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York House

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QR

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Introduction

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The reception in this building is also the main reception for Kent, Kulukundis, Lancaster and Norwich Houses.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Falmer.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 270cm x 450cm (8ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is not accessible to a wheelchair user.
  • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is concrete.
  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is only for permit holders and Blue Badge holders only.
    • There are no parking charges for permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • This car park can only be accessed via steep slopes or 15 medium steps.
    • For further details on parking on campus please see the university website parking page.

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 double width.
  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) 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 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp overcomes the steps mentioned, and has handrails both sides.
    • Both lead up from Norwich House Road.

Outside Access (Adapted Flat Accessible 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 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • A number code is required to operate the automatic door, which opens towards you.
    • This entrance is only for the use of the resident of the adapted flat, to overcome the internal steps.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Reception (Security Reception)

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) 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 does not have a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The security reception is located between the 2 sets of doors at the main entrance.

Reception (Park Houses Main Reception)

  • The reception desk is 13m (14yd) 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.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the handrail and some of the tactile markers located on the ground floor corridor.
    • These have been fitted to help a visually impaired student access the room and shared kitchen.
    • Photograph 2 shows the PC cluster room, located on the ground floor.
    • There are push pad operated automatic doors leading from reception to the cluster room.
    • There is also a push pad automatic door in the corridor leading from accessible entrance to the adapted flat.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • 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 additional standard rooms.

EducationAccommodation

  • The establishment provides 1 adapted accommodation facility with an ensuite and/or separate adapted bathroom.
  • The adapted facilities are located on the ground floor.
  • At the time of the survey, the adapted flat was not available to access.
  • Ground floor standard rooms do not have level access.
  • There are standard rooms on other floors.
  • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
  • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Photograph 1 shows the shower in the room allocated to a visually impaired student, which has a door as opposed to a shower curtain in other rooms.
  • Photograph 2 shows a shared kitchen.

NoLevelAccess (Ground Floor Rooms)

  • There are steps to access this area/service.
  • The steps are located along the ground floor corridor.
  • There are 4 steps to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The steps leading up to individual rooms have handrails on alternate side.
  • The steps leading up to the main ground floor corridor have handrails on the both sides.

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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 22m (24yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located along the corridor, just past reception.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 196cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 64cm (2ft 1in).
    • 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.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 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 128cm (4ft 2in) high.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in) high.
    • 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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Adapted Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the toilet.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 98cm (3ft 3in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not 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 not Text Relay aware.

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