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Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN

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Introduction

  • The Learning Resources Centre is located on the first floor of Building F on the South Site.

Opening Times (Learning Resource Centre)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00..
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:30..
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:30..
  • Thursday 08:30 - 20:30..
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30..
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments
    • During non term time the Learning Resource Centre is open from 08:45 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday and from 08:45 to 16:00 on Friday, closing 12:30 - 13:30 for lunch..

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the South Site.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Basingstoke.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Car Park 1)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • 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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 570cm (13ft 1in x 18ft 8in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest designated bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 38m (41yd 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.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • There are also 2 designated bays in Car Park 2, by the rear entrance (shown in photograph 2).

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(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located on the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located directly in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the right of F Block.
    • The stairs are approximately 40m from the main entrance.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (F Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Learning Resource Centre)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the 1st floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments
    • There are separate barriers to enter and exit the Learning Resource Centre.
    • On entrance the width is 97cm and on exit the width is 93cm.
    • Please note, there are gates at these barriers that are not automatic but are extremely light.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the 1st floor entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing loop is located at the reception.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

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 in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 1-7 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.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes 2 large screens.
  • Comments
    • The auxiliary aids are not kept in the Learning Resource Centre, but can be made available on request.

Blended Learning Area

  • The Blended Learning Area is located to the left as you enter the Learning Resource Centre.
  • It is a teaching area with computer terminals available.
  • Blended Learning involves student computer based learning set and timetabled by tutors.
  • There is a low counter available in the Blended Learning Area which can be seen in photograph 4.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilets are located in Building F on the south site of the college.
  • Please see the guide for the south site for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located just outside the learning resource centre entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the learning resource centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the second floor to the left upon exiting the lift.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the F Block Lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are numerous other standard toilets within the south site of the building.
    • Please see the main south site guide for details.

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.