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6 and 6a Shearwood Road - School of East Asian Studies

6 Shearwood Road, Sheffield, S10 2TD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of East Asian Studies - classrooms, staff offices, enquiries office and student common rooms.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Sheffield.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sheffield.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • There is a strip of standard on street parking bays located in front of the venue.
  • For more details regarding parking at the university, please see the University Parking Services page http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/parkingservices.

Outside Access (6 Shearwood Road Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Level Change (6 Shearwood Road Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to and in front of the main entrance.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (6 Shearwood Road Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • This door is only used by prior arrangement.
    • The bell can be seen in photograph 3.

Level Change (6 Shearwood Road Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the accessible entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a small lip at the final ramp at the rear of the building.
    • There is a handrail on the right at the final ramp at the rear of the building.

Outside Access (6a Shearwood Road 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 door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).

Level Change (Shearwood Road to all Entrances)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the left hand side of the street to all entrances.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading from the right hand side of the street to all entrances.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 shallow steps and 1 medium height step at the gateway to the right.

Level Change (6a Shearwood Road Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of, and in the doorway of, the entrance.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp in this photo is included in the Level Change (Shearwood Road to all Entrances) section of this guide.

Inside Access (6a Shearwood Road)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • 6a Shearwood Road is a portacabin in the grounds of 6 Shearwood Road.
    • It is made up of 3 student common rooms.

Inside Access (6 Shearwood Road)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the 6 Shearwood Road accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the reception area.
    • The seating does not have armrests.
    • This reception services both 6 Shearwood Road and 6a Shearwood Road.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (Seminar Room A05)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 68cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • Space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre can be made by moving the desks. This room is located to the right of reception through a set of double doors.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (Seminar Room A06)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 68cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • Manouevring space can be created by moving the chairs and desks in this room.
    • Space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre can be made by moving the desks. This room is located to the right of reception through a set of double doors.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A-B-C.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar set of stairs next to this set. The additional stairs are a mirror of these stairs and have a handrail on the left.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are staff offices and additional standard toilets.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in The School of English Theatre Workshop 50m aay.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter and at the end of the corridor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are 40m (43yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Further standard toilets are located on floor B.
    • The male toilets are shown in photographs 1 & 2.
    • The female toilets are shown in photographs 3 & 4.

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.