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Learning Centre

Windsor Centre, St Leonard's Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3AZ

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Introduction

  • The Learning Centre is located on the first floor of the Windsor Centre.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Windsor.
  • The nearest mainline station is Windsor and Eaton Central.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 320cm (16ft 5in x 10ft 6in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (26ft 3in) from the rear entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 13m (14yd) from the rear 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.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments
    • Blue Badge parking is free of charge and the badge must be clearly displayed.
    • Visitor parking is by permit only which is available from the main reception and must be clearly displayed.
    • All other parking is pay and display and the parking control is administered by The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

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 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.

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 are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Student Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on St Leonard's Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Student 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments
    • This entrance requires a swipe card to access.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (Enquiries)

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Portable hearing loops are available to use on request.

Reception (Security)

  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the Student Entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There are turnstiles, 56 cm wide leading from the student entrance to the main part of the building.
    • A swipe card is required to access these.
    • There is also a gate available, 99 cm wide, which is opened automatically from reception.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just past the Security Reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd) from Student Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 137cm (4ft 1in x 4ft 6in).
  • There is 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 lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • The lift has a fold down seat which is at a height of 50cm.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • The details here are for the stairs next to the main entrance.
    • There are two identical staircases at the end of each corridor.

Outside Access (Learning Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.

Reception (Issue Desk)

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • The Issue Desk has a lowered section.
    • It is 6 metres from the Learning Centre entrance, and 26 metres from the main entrance.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is not available only on request.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There are security barriers, 104cm wide, at the entrance to the centre.

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 have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 14 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:30 - 19:00..
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00..
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:00..
    • Thursday 09:30 - 19:00..
    • Friday 08:30 - 16:30..
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest adapted toilets are located in the Windsor Centre.
  • Please see the guide for the Windsor Centre for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard male and female toilets are located in the Windsor Centre.
  • Please see the guide for the Windsor Centre for further details.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.