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There are steps down from the pavement to the main entrance door. There are two alternative entrance doors. One requires the manual positioning of a portable ramp from the pavement and gives access to the main open-plan area (and an accessible toilet).  The other has level access but only gives access to two teaching rooms (and an accessible toilet).

There are further teaching rooms and a library on the first and second floors which can only be reached by stairs.

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On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders No
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m Yes
Other nearby parking Yes - Pay and display
Main entrance Not Level. Doorbell. Manual door
Alternative entrance Yes. Level
Wheelchair accessible toilets Yes - 2
Lift No
Hearing support systems No
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There is no parking at the Language Centre.

There is public pay and display parking on nearby St Giles. There are also marked accessible spaces on St Giles near Taylors café - these are approximately 130 m from the Language Centre.

Oxford City Council have produced a useful Accessible Oxford Guide which includes a map of Blue Badge parking spaces in the city centre. The Blue Badge parking map is on page 11. Please click on the link below to view the Accessible Oxford Guide.

 

 

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The main entrance (on Woodstock Road) is down a small set of steps with no handrail. The door is manual with vision panels; there is a doorbell and intercom on the right. There are two alternative entrance doors.  One requires the manual positioning of a portable ramp from the pavement and gives access to the main open-plan area (and an accessible toilet).  The other has level access and gives access to two teaching rooms (and an accessible toilet).

If visiting for the first time it is advisable to contact the department beforehand to arrange access - see contact details section for email and phone details.

 

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The reception desk is directly opposite the main door, and on the far side of the main open-plan area from the accessible entrance route.  There is no reduced height section or hearing support system in place here.

 

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Accessible toilets

There are two accessible toilets - both on the ground floor. One is next to classrooms 101 and 102, the other is just off the main open-plan area.

Standard toilets

On the ground floor there is a gender neutral toilet just off the main open-plan area, next to the accessible toilet.  On the first floor, there is a one gender neutral toilet at the top of the stairs outside seminar rooms 201, 202 and 203 (the secondary staircase).  

 

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There are two staircases in the building, one in the ‘cottage’ end of the building by seminar rooms 101 and 102, and one off the entrance lobby.  They have contrasting nosings and handrails on both sides.

 

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The main entrance door is manual with vision panels, and there is a doorbell and intercom on the right hand side of the steps.  Please ring this doorbell and a staff member will take you through the most appropriate access door.  Level access to the cottage side of the building (Rooms 101 and 102), is through the second door to the left of the main entrance on Banbury Road. This opens manually and has no vision panels.  The door directly left of the main entrance is accessed via a portable ramp and provides access to the rest of the ground floor.  It too opens manually and has narrow vision panels.  Doors to most seminar rooms and the library have narrow visual panels.  They will usually be held open when there is an event taking place, but if this isn’t the case, they are not heavy. 

 

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The library is located on the second floor and can only be reached by stairs.  There are study desks with moveable chairs.  There are three small study spaces, with computers on the left hand side of the entrance.  

Wheelchair users can request materials to be brought to the ground floor.

 

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There are ten seminar rooms available: two on the ground floor, six on the first floor and two on the second floor.  The two ground floor rooms are located on the cottage side of the building (Rooms 101 and 102) and you will need to take the second door to the left of the main entrance on Banbury Road for level access. Rooms on the first and second floors are only accessible by stairs.  Please mention any access needs you have prior to attending an event or when booking your language class.

 

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The main (stepped) entrance leads directly into the main open-plan area. There is level access (using the portable ramp) from the middle entrance door.

The seating area is slightly lower than floor level and is reached by a step down. There are also some tables and chairs at the ground floor level. The main open-plan area is spacious with a lot of room for manoeuvring a wheelchair. 

 

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At present there is no induction loop at the reception desk and no hearing support systems in any of the teaching rooms.

There is a height adjustable desk available for use in both of the teaching rooms on the ground floor.

 

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Contact details


Oxford University Language Centre
12 Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6HT

 

Access enquiries


Administrator
admin@lang.ox.ac.uk
01865 283 360

 

Contact the Access Guide


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