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Braeview Academy

Berwick Drive, Whitfield, Dundee, DD4 0NL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include secondary school, cafeteria, library, hall.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include sports halls, swimming pool, changing facilities, sports pitches.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Sports Building)

  • Monday 18:00 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 18:00 - 21:30.
  • Friday 18:00 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 12:00.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • Only the swimming pool is available in the sports building on Saturdays.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 650cm (14ft 9in x 21ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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 door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are several entrances in addition to the ones detailed giving access to other departments and areas of the academy.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

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

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the right of the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft) wide.

Level Change (Reception Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance from the right.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 113cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading up to the entrance from the left.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Main Pupil Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 97cm (3ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Pupil Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Sports Building - Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the external sports building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors require a key/code entry from the outside and have push bars to open from the inside.

Level Change (Sports Building - Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance from the right.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Outside Access (Technical Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the lower building on the right.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft) wide.

Level Change (Outside Front Ramp)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the lower side building.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in certain areas, at certain times.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Music Room Steps)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading down to the music rooms.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (Front English Corridor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the front of the English corridor leading up.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Level Change (Science/Technical Steps)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the front of the side building.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Eating and Drinking (Cafeteria)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main pupil entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • 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 school meals.

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 on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 7-14 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

Level Change (Library Corridor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the right of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading down to the library area to the right.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • The lift does not bypass the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There are further wider ramps leading down beyond the library and up towards the lift at the stairs.

Lift (Library)

  • The lift is located down to the right of the building beside the library steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-LG.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 117cm (3ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 118cm x 142cm (3ft 10in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp leading up to the lift on the lower ground library floor.

Lift (Stairs)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beside the stairs to the right of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 57m (62yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 143cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp leading up to the lift on the ground floor.

Lift (Rear Stairs)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beside the stairs at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 130m (142yd 6in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 105cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 5in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are multiple sets of stairs within the main building.

Other Floors (Sports Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are gallery and classroom.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 3m (3yd 10in) from the sports building entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the front of the external sports building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower (Male)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the male changing room.
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 11m (12yd 1in) from the sports building entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located towards the rear of the sports building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower (Female)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the female changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 medium step without handrails leading into the showers.

Accessible Shower (Swimming Pool)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the accessible toilet beside the pool.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are an accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Swimming Pool)

  • 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 21m (22yd 2ft) from the sports accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located beside the swimming pool, across from the sports building accessible entrance.
    • There is 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 260cm x 340cm (8ft 6in x 11ft 2in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The sink is adjustable.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located through to the left of the building.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 240cm (7ft 5in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot 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 external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is similar transfer space to the left although the drop down rail had not been fitted at the time of research.

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 generally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Home visits / services are available.
  • Comments View
    • Plastic cups are available.
    • Plastic cutlery is available.
    • Drinking straws are available on request.