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Deaf Connections

100 Norfolk Street, Glasgow, G5 9EJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include meeting rooms, cafe, hall, theatre.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Central.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:45.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:45.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:45.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:45.
  • Friday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The social club is open from 17:00 to 00:00 Saturday and 17:00 to 23:00 Sunday..

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front left corner 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 doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 13 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located down to the right side 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 doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Alternative Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Reception

  • The desk is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • This is by lift.
  • The reception desk is medium.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

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

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • 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.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 52cm (1ft 8in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are 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 snacks and meals.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 14:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1.
  • The lift is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the alternative entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 102cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 4in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M-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 levels are bright.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located the rear rows.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit beside you.
  • It is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow a wheelchair,contact staff.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • The theatre has level access via the front corridor round to the right from the lift.
    • There is also level acess space at the front of the thaetre.

Level Change (Theatre)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the rear of the theatre.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the theatre from the entrance near the lift.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) 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 handrails are on the right going up.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • Comments View
    • There are ramps and steps to either side of the theatre offering handrails on either the left or right.
    • The central ramp does not have handrails.

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 39m (42yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite reception on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 190cm (8ft 2in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • 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 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not 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 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 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 height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby changing matt, but no designated changing bench within the accessible toilet.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby changing matt within the accessible toilet, but no designated changing bench.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • 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 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor to the right from the lift, behind the theatre.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 139cm x 190cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not 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 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located around the back of the building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.