Both the main entrance, and the level entrance, have powered sliding doors which open automatically during opening hours. The doors between the ground floor lobby and main corridor are also powered and operated by a push button at an accessible height for wheelchair users. The doors into the library are powered and operated by a push button at an accessible height for wheelchair users.
All other doors are manually operated.
The lecture theatre doors have no vision panel, and have pull handles at a good height for wheelchair users. Some people may find it hard to reach the handles as the doors are set back and therefore the opening edge of the door is in a corner. However, the doors will usually be held open at the start and end of lectures.
Some rooms have doors with no vision panels, high contrast handles and entrances that some wheelchair users may find rather narrow. The entrance widths are shown below:
- Seminar room – 71 cm
- Student workspace Room A – 76 cm
- Student workspace Room B – 72 cm
- Student workspace Room C – 72 cm
- Student workspace Room D 72 cm
On the first floor, the doors into the corridor containing the academic offices are held open, as are the doors into the common room. Office doors do not have vision panels and have high contrast door handles. Office entrances are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs.
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