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John Hand Library

Dublin City University, GracePark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include The John Hand Library provides a teaching space.
  • The John Hand Room is located to your right on entry to the Senior House via the accessible entrance. There is a single platform lift overcoming steps between the entrance and the room.
  • Related link Senior House.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/senior-house

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the O'Donnell Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are O'Donnell, Chapel and Senior House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 480cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the All Hallows Campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the All Hallows Campus.
    • The nearest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the O Donnell House Accessible Entrance.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of Dunboyne House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Lift (Middle)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on entrance via the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 74cm x 140cm (2ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The key for the lift can be located from the reception in the Drumcondra Building.
    • There is a small steep slope to access the lift which can be seen in photograph 3.
    • The door to access the lift is only present on the upper level and can be seen in photograph 4.

Entrance (John Hand Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the corridor on the ground floor of Senior House near the International Office.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Generic

  • The John Hand Room is a teaching space with digital projectors and screens.
  • There is level access to all of the room except the speakers area which is accessed by an easy step.
  • The lectern located here has a height of 95cm.
  • The flooring may reflect light and appear slippery as a result.
  • The tables located throughout the room have a height of 68cm.
  • There are no flashing alarms present in the room.
  • There is not a hearing loop present in the room.
  • There are a few chairs with armrests available though the majority of chairs do not have armrests
  • There is not a height adjustable table.
  • There is plenty of manoeuvring space in the room.
  • There were no trip hazards present at the time of survey.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the lower level of the Senior House corridor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet is located on the lower level of the Senior House corridor.