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AUT - Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG)

Contact Information

AUT - Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG)
55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland, Auckland 1142
-36.853381,174.765937
Phone: 09 921 9999
Fax: 09 921 9812
Email:
www.aut.ac.nz

Accessibility Report

Summary

Gold

The Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG) reflects what students around the world want from their learning spaces - areas throughout are flexible, contemporary and invite collaboration. The building incorporates digital technology, sustainable environmental materials and accessibility is of a high standard. WG is sited on sloped terrain in Auckland's CBD. The design of WG creates natural flow between buildings, providing social learning spaces, state of the art technology, well-positioned signage, slip resistant surfaces, handrails and ground tactile markers where changes in the environment occur. AUT understands the diversity of students learning needs and supports students with access needs to participate fully in their learning experience.

View the full accessibility report for AUT - Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG).

Ratings by Access Group

The Be. Welcome Assessment rates the accessibility of the organisation in each of the following 5 access groups, as well as providing an overall rating:

Overall Rating
Gold 83%
Vision
Gold 83%
Hearing
Gold 83%
Mobility
Gold 87%
Parents
Gold 87%
Learning & Intellectual
Gold 86%

Vision

Gold

These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors with a vision impairment.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.aut.ac.nz
      • There is a site map that may be useful to see an overview of the website pages at a single glance.
    • Brochures:

      • There is a range of brochures for each school and course. Information about courses may also be presented as a poster.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stops on Mayoral Drive offer shelter and seating. Bus stop number is available in Braille. AUT runs its own shuttle service between the City, North Shore and Manukau campuses (except weekends and public holidays). An Auckland Transport (AT) information centre is available in Building WA for public transport enquiries. There is a bus stop on Queen Street, which is within 200 metres of the accessible entrance/exit. Bus number: 7058. Bus route: Link There is a bus stop on Mayoral Drive opposite Rutland Street, within 200 metres of the entrance. Bus number: 7039. The bus stop offers shelter and seating.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Accessible car parks are on streets near the Sir Paul Reeves building (Rutland St). The Civic car park building is nearby (access from Mayoral Drive) with several accessible car parks marked with blue overhead lights.
      • There is accessible car parking.
      • The accessible parking is easy to find and well sign posted.
      • There is shelter over the accessible car parking.
    • Kerb Side:

      • Kerb ramps are provided along Mayoral Drive with yellow ground tactile markers at each.
      • There is a kerb ramp for changes in level between the car park and footpath.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • A ramp provides a link between WG with buildings WS, WE and the Quad. It has handrails on both sides, beginning/ending before the ramp does.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The surrounding area leading to WG is fully accessible with slip resistant surfaces, steps with handrails both sides, yellow ground tactile markers at the bottom and top of steps and sloped, slip resistant surfaces. Public seating is provided.
      • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • There are ground tactile indicators installed to help navigate to the main entrance.
    • The main entrance into the site:

      • c
    • Main entrance signage:

      • All entrances to WG are clearly visible.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • There are automatic, full length glazing doors at the main entrances of WG. These have good visibility markings. Doors to some lecture theatres are heavy and challenging for wheelchair users to open unassisted.
      • The entrance door swing allows for a 1200mm minimum clear space.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • The Disability Resource Office manages and oversees access students' requirements to fully participate in their chosen courses, liaising with Schools, Managers and Lecturers on the student's support needs. School Managers and Lecturers appear friendly, helpful and approachable. This is an environment where Health and Safety is taken seriously where evacuation procedures are practiced every semester. Lecturers have a name plate visible on their office door. All provisions are made to ensure facilities and information relevant to students is accessible and learning is supported every step of the way.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • Communicating Accessibly:

      • There are interpreters available on site.
      • There is information available on DVDs.
      • There is large print information available.
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • The Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG) is a state of the art facility utilising natural ventilation, light and sustainable building practices with social, collaborative learning spaces for students on 5 floors. There is a natural flow between buildings with accessible routes, ground tactile markers where there is a change in the environment and ramped access between buildings.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • Any permanently fixed objects are detectable by a person using a cane.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Fixed ramps within:

      • There is 1 fixed ramp along the accessible route. An internal sloped ramp links level 4 and a higher level.
      • There are no handrails.
    • Sensory options:

      • Lecture theatres have excellent acoustics with sound systems and visual digital displays at the front. Lecture Theatre WG 403 has a listening system installed to enable students with a hearing impairment to participate.
    • Surfaces:

      • Surfaces throughout WG are slip resistant. Where there are changes in the environment there will be a change in surface treatment (i.e. carpet at entrance to Lecture Theatre 403, ground tactile indicators at the top and bottom of stairs).
      • The floor surface covering is plain and clear.
      • Tactile indicators are installed on accessible route
    • Lifts:

      • Lifts are accessible with handrails provided. Internal lift dimensions are 1700 x 1700mm. Control buttons include Braille on the left of the numbers. Floors are displayed visually and there's an audible notification at each landing.
      • All controls (i.e. landing controls, alarm and emergency telephone) are located within a reachable range.
    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs are accessible and coloured green which provides a good colour contrast. Handrails are provided on both sides. There are ground tactile markers at the top and bottom of flights.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • An accessible Student Support counter is centrally located on Level 3, clearly visible to all students. The Student Support desk has a person available to assist with student enquiries at all times. The desk is staffed by someone from IT, Security and a student Ambassador.
      • There is a counter located on the accessible route.
      • The counter is accessible and has a clear space of 1200mm x 1200mm in front.
      • There is at least one seat (with an armrest on at least one side and a usable seat height) available to use while waiting.
      • There is a private room or quieter area available to use for communication or personal requirements.
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • An accessible toilet facility is located on each floor of WG. A Baby Change table is provided in the accessible toilet facility on Level 3.
      • one on each level of WG.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • Accessible toilets are distributed evenly throughout multi storey buildings.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
    • Kitchen Facilities:

      • Kitchenettes are offered on level 3 for student use, levels 5 and 12 for staff use.
      • The microwave is within a reachable range.
      • The jug is within a reachable range.
      • Kitchen power sockets are within a reachable range.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • Meeting rooms, lecture and editing suites are on the accessible route. Lecture theatres are accessible for wheelchair use and have listening systems installed for students with hearing impairments.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • Recreation areas are located on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is level access and floor space for wheelchair users to be seated with the general audience.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
      • The presentation area or stage is accessible.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • Lecture theatres and tutorial rooms are accessible. WG exemplifies a social hub of study spaces, with a variety of seating options.
      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • Health and Safety is a high priority on campus. Each semester every AUT building is subject to an evacuation plan.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • All fire/smoke doors can stay open automatically during an emergency.
      • There are audible fire alerting devices.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Hearing

Gold

These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors who are Deaf or have a hearing impairment.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.aut.ac.nz
      • There is a site map that may be useful to see an overview of the website pages at a single glance.
    • Brochures:

      • There is a range of brochures for each school and course. Information about courses may also be presented as a poster.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stops on Mayoral Drive offer shelter and seating. Bus stop number is available in Braille. AUT runs its own shuttle service between the City, North Shore and Manukau campuses (except weekends and public holidays). An Auckland Transport (AT) information centre is available in Building WA for public transport enquiries. There is a bus stop on Queen Street, which is within 200 metres of the accessible entrance/exit. Bus number: 7058. Bus route: Link There is a bus stop on Mayoral Drive opposite Rutland Street, within 200 metres of the entrance. Bus number: 7039. The bus stop offers shelter and seating.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Accessible car parks are on streets near the Sir Paul Reeves building (Rutland St). The Civic car park building is nearby (access from Mayoral Drive) with several accessible car parks marked with blue overhead lights.
    • Kerb Side:

      • Kerb ramps are provided along Mayoral Drive with yellow ground tactile markers at each.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • A ramp provides a link between WG with buildings WS, WE and the Quad. It has handrails on both sides, beginning/ending before the ramp does.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The surrounding area leading to WG is fully accessible with slip resistant surfaces, steps with handrails both sides, yellow ground tactile markers at the bottom and top of steps and sloped, slip resistant surfaces. Public seating is provided.
    • The main entrance into the site:

      • c
    • Main entrance signage:

      • All entrances to WG are clearly visible.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • There are automatic, full length glazing doors at the main entrances of WG. These have good visibility markings. Doors to some lecture theatres are heavy and challenging for wheelchair users to open unassisted.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • The Disability Resource Office manages and oversees access students' requirements to fully participate in their chosen courses, liaising with Schools, Managers and Lecturers on the student's support needs. School Managers and Lecturers appear friendly, helpful and approachable. This is an environment where Health and Safety is taken seriously where evacuation procedures are practiced every semester. Lecturers have a name plate visible on their office door. All provisions are made to ensure facilities and information relevant to students is accessible and learning is supported every step of the way.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • Communicating Accessibly:

      • There are interpreters available on site.
      • There is information available on DVDs.
      • Information can be sent out via email.
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • The Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG) is a state of the art facility utilising natural ventilation, light and sustainable building practices with social, collaborative learning spaces for students on 5 floors. There is a natural flow between buildings with accessible routes, ground tactile markers where there is a change in the environment and ramped access between buildings.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Fixed ramps within:

      • There are no handrails.
    • Sensory options:

      • Lecture theatres have excellent acoustics with sound systems and visual digital displays at the front. Lecture Theatre WG 403 has a listening system installed to enable students with a hearing impairment to participate.
      • A listening system exists.
      • There is a hearing loop available.
    • Surfaces:

      • Surfaces throughout WG are slip resistant. Where there are changes in the environment there will be a change in surface treatment (i.e. carpet at entrance to Lecture Theatre 403, ground tactile indicators at the top and bottom of stairs).
    • Lifts:

      • Lifts are accessible with handrails provided. Internal lift dimensions are 1700 x 1700mm. Control buttons include Braille on the left of the numbers. Floors are displayed visually and there's an audible notification at each landing.
      • All controls (i.e. landing controls, alarm and emergency telephone) are located within a reachable range.
    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs are accessible and coloured green which provides a good colour contrast. Handrails are provided on both sides. There are ground tactile markers at the top and bottom of flights.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • An accessible Student Support counter is centrally located on Level 3, clearly visible to all students. The Student Support desk has a person available to assist with student enquiries at all times. The desk is staffed by someone from IT, Security and a student Ambassador.
      • There is a counter located on the accessible route.
      • The counter is accessible and has a clear space of 1200mm x 1200mm in front.
      • There is at least one seat (with an armrest on at least one side and a usable seat height) available to use while waiting.
      • There is a private room or quieter area available to use for communication or personal requirements.
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • An accessible toilet facility is located on each floor of WG. A Baby Change table is provided in the accessible toilet facility on Level 3.
      • one on each level of WG.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • Accessible toilets are distributed evenly throughout multi storey buildings.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
    • Kitchen Facilities:

      • Kitchenettes are offered on level 3 for student use, levels 5 and 12 for staff use.
      • The microwave is within a reachable range.
      • The jug is within a reachable range.
      • Kitchen power sockets are within a reachable range.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • Meeting rooms, lecture and editing suites are on the accessible route. Lecture theatres are accessible for wheelchair use and have listening systems installed for students with hearing impairments.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • Recreation areas are located on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
      • There are assistive listening systems provided.
      • The presentation area or stage is accessible.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • Lecture theatres and tutorial rooms are accessible. WG exemplifies a social hub of study spaces, with a variety of seating options.
      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • Health and Safety is a high priority on campus. Each semester every AUT building is subject to an evacuation plan.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • All fire/smoke doors can stay open automatically during an emergency.
      • There are audible fire alerting devices.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Mobility

Gold

These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors with a mobility impairment.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.aut.ac.nz
      • There is a site map that may be useful to see an overview of the website pages at a single glance.
    • Brochures:

      • There is a range of brochures for each school and course. Information about courses may also be presented as a poster.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stops on Mayoral Drive offer shelter and seating. Bus stop number is available in Braille. AUT runs its own shuttle service between the City, North Shore and Manukau campuses (except weekends and public holidays). An Auckland Transport (AT) information centre is available in Building WA for public transport enquiries. There is a bus stop on Queen Street, which is within 200 metres of the accessible entrance/exit. Bus number: 7058. Bus route: Link There is a bus stop on Mayoral Drive opposite Rutland Street, within 200 metres of the entrance. Bus number: 7039. The bus stop offers shelter and seating.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Accessible car parks are on streets near the Sir Paul Reeves building (Rutland St). The Civic car park building is nearby (access from Mayoral Drive) with several accessible car parks marked with blue overhead lights.
      • There is accessible car parking.
      • The accessible parking is easy to find and well sign posted.
      • There is shelter over the accessible car parking.
    • Kerb Side:

      • Kerb ramps are provided along Mayoral Drive with yellow ground tactile markers at each.
      • There is a kerb ramp for changes in level between the car park and footpath.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • A ramp provides a link between WG with buildings WS, WE and the Quad. It has handrails on both sides, beginning/ending before the ramp does.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The surrounding area leading to WG is fully accessible with slip resistant surfaces, steps with handrails both sides, yellow ground tactile markers at the bottom and top of steps and sloped, slip resistant surfaces. Public seating is provided.
      • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
    • The main entrance into the site:

      • c
    • Main entrance signage:

      • All entrances to WG are clearly visible.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • There are automatic, full length glazing doors at the main entrances of WG. These have good visibility markings. Doors to some lecture theatres are heavy and challenging for wheelchair users to open unassisted.
      • Single swing doors have a minimum width of 760mm.
      • The entrance door swing allows for a 1200mm minimum clear space.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • The Disability Resource Office manages and oversees access students' requirements to fully participate in their chosen courses, liaising with Schools, Managers and Lecturers on the student's support needs. School Managers and Lecturers appear friendly, helpful and approachable. This is an environment where Health and Safety is taken seriously where evacuation procedures are practiced every semester. Lecturers have a name plate visible on their office door. All provisions are made to ensure facilities and information relevant to students is accessible and learning is supported every step of the way.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • There are wheelchairs available.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • Communicating Accessibly:

      • There are interpreters available on site.
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • The Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG) is a state of the art facility utilising natural ventilation, light and sustainable building practices with social, collaborative learning spaces for students on 5 floors. There is a natural flow between buildings with accessible routes, ground tactile markers where there is a change in the environment and ramped access between buildings.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Fixed ramps within:

      • There is 1 fixed ramp along the accessible route. An internal sloped ramp links level 4 and a higher level.
      • There are no handrails.
    • Sensory options:

      • Lecture theatres have excellent acoustics with sound systems and visual digital displays at the front. Lecture Theatre WG 403 has a listening system installed to enable students with a hearing impairment to participate.
    • Surfaces:

      • Surfaces throughout WG are slip resistant. Where there are changes in the environment there will be a change in surface treatment (i.e. carpet at entrance to Lecture Theatre 403, ground tactile indicators at the top and bottom of stairs).
      • Easy movement around the site due to short cut carpet pile.
    • Lifts:

      • Lifts are accessible with handrails provided. Internal lift dimensions are 1700 x 1700mm. Control buttons include Braille on the left of the numbers. Floors are displayed visually and there's an audible notification at each landing.
      • All controls (i.e. landing controls, alarm and emergency telephone) are located within a reachable range.
    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs are accessible and coloured green which provides a good colour contrast. Handrails are provided on both sides. There are ground tactile markers at the top and bottom of flights.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • An accessible Student Support counter is centrally located on Level 3, clearly visible to all students. The Student Support desk has a person available to assist with student enquiries at all times. The desk is staffed by someone from IT, Security and a student Ambassador.
      • There is a counter located on the accessible route.
      • The counter is accessible and has a clear space of 1200mm x 1200mm in front.
      • There is at least one access space at the service or reception counter.
      • There is at least one seat (with an armrest on at least one side and a usable seat height) available to use while waiting.
      • There is a private room or quieter area available to use for communication or personal requirements.
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • An accessible toilet facility is located on each floor of WG. A Baby Change table is provided in the accessible toilet facility on Level 3.
      • one on each level of WG.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • Accessible toilets are distributed evenly throughout multi storey buildings.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
      • The washbasin is reachable from the toilet seat.
    • Kitchen Facilities:

      • Kitchenettes are offered on level 3 for student use, levels 5 and 12 for staff use.
      • The microwave is within a reachable range.
      • The jug is within a reachable range.
      • Kitchen power sockets are within a reachable range.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • Meeting rooms, lecture and editing suites are on the accessible route. Lecture theatres are accessible for wheelchair use and have listening systems installed for students with hearing impairments.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • Recreation areas are located on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is level access and floor space for wheelchair users to be seated with the general audience.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
      • The presentation area or stage is accessible.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • Lecture theatres and tutorial rooms are accessible. WG exemplifies a social hub of study spaces, with a variety of seating options.
      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • Health and Safety is a high priority on campus. Each semester every AUT building is subject to an evacuation plan.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • All fire/smoke doors can stay open automatically during an emergency.
      • There are audible fire alerting devices.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Parents

Gold

These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors with young children.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.aut.ac.nz
      • There is a site map that may be useful to see an overview of the website pages at a single glance.
    • Brochures:

      • There is a range of brochures for each school and course. Information about courses may also be presented as a poster.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stops on Mayoral Drive offer shelter and seating. Bus stop number is available in Braille. AUT runs its own shuttle service between the City, North Shore and Manukau campuses (except weekends and public holidays). An Auckland Transport (AT) information centre is available in Building WA for public transport enquiries. There is a bus stop on Queen Street, which is within 200 metres of the accessible entrance/exit. Bus number: 7058. Bus route: Link There is a bus stop on Mayoral Drive opposite Rutland Street, within 200 metres of the entrance. Bus number: 7039. The bus stop offers shelter and seating.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Accessible car parks are on streets near the Sir Paul Reeves building (Rutland St). The Civic car park building is nearby (access from Mayoral Drive) with several accessible car parks marked with blue overhead lights.
    • Kerb Side:

      • Kerb ramps are provided along Mayoral Drive with yellow ground tactile markers at each.
      • There is a kerb ramp for changes in level between the car park and footpath.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • A ramp provides a link between WG with buildings WS, WE and the Quad. It has handrails on both sides, beginning/ending before the ramp does.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The surrounding area leading to WG is fully accessible with slip resistant surfaces, steps with handrails both sides, yellow ground tactile markers at the bottom and top of steps and sloped, slip resistant surfaces. Public seating is provided.
    • The main entrance into the site:

      • c
    • Main entrance signage:

      • All entrances to WG are clearly visible.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • There are automatic, full length glazing doors at the main entrances of WG. These have good visibility markings. Doors to some lecture theatres are heavy and challenging for wheelchair users to open unassisted.
      • Single swing doors have a minimum width of 760mm.
      • The entrance door swing allows for a 1200mm minimum clear space.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • The Disability Resource Office manages and oversees access students' requirements to fully participate in their chosen courses, liaising with Schools, Managers and Lecturers on the student's support needs. School Managers and Lecturers appear friendly, helpful and approachable. This is an environment where Health and Safety is taken seriously where evacuation procedures are practiced every semester. Lecturers have a name plate visible on their office door. All provisions are made to ensure facilities and information relevant to students is accessible and learning is supported every step of the way.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • There are wheelchairs available.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • Communicating Accessibly:

      • There are interpreters available on site.
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • The Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG) is a state of the art facility utilising natural ventilation, light and sustainable building practices with social, collaborative learning spaces for students on 5 floors. There is a natural flow between buildings with accessible routes, ground tactile markers where there is a change in the environment and ramped access between buildings.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Fixed ramps within:

      • There is 1 fixed ramp along the accessible route. An internal sloped ramp links level 4 and a higher level.
      • There are no handrails.
    • Sensory options:

      • Lecture theatres have excellent acoustics with sound systems and visual digital displays at the front. Lecture Theatre WG 403 has a listening system installed to enable students with a hearing impairment to participate.
    • Surfaces:

      • Surfaces throughout WG are slip resistant. Where there are changes in the environment there will be a change in surface treatment (i.e. carpet at entrance to Lecture Theatre 403, ground tactile indicators at the top and bottom of stairs).
      • Easy movement around the site due to short cut carpet pile.
    • Lifts:

      • Lifts are accessible with handrails provided. Internal lift dimensions are 1700 x 1700mm. Control buttons include Braille on the left of the numbers. Floors are displayed visually and there's an audible notification at each landing.
      • All controls (i.e. landing controls, alarm and emergency telephone) are located within a reachable range.
    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs are accessible and coloured green which provides a good colour contrast. Handrails are provided on both sides. There are ground tactile markers at the top and bottom of flights.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • An accessible Student Support counter is centrally located on Level 3, clearly visible to all students. The Student Support desk has a person available to assist with student enquiries at all times. The desk is staffed by someone from IT, Security and a student Ambassador.
      • There is a counter located on the accessible route.
      • The counter is accessible and has a clear space of 1200mm x 1200mm in front.
      • There is at least one access space at the service or reception counter.
      • There is at least one seat (with an armrest on at least one side and a usable seat height) available to use while waiting.
      • There is a private room or quieter area available to use for communication or personal requirements.
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • An accessible toilet facility is located on each floor of WG. A Baby Change table is provided in the accessible toilet facility on Level 3.
      • one on each level of WG.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • There is a baby change station or separate parent room available.
      • Accessible toilets are distributed evenly throughout multi storey buildings.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
    • Kitchen Facilities:

      • Kitchenettes are offered on level 3 for student use, levels 5 and 12 for staff use.
      • The microwave is within a reachable range.
      • The jug is within a reachable range.
      • Kitchen power sockets are within a reachable range.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • Meeting rooms, lecture and editing suites are on the accessible route. Lecture theatres are accessible for wheelchair use and have listening systems installed for students with hearing impairments.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • Recreation areas are located on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is level access and floor space for wheelchair users to be seated with the general audience.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
      • The presentation area or stage is accessible.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • Lecture theatres and tutorial rooms are accessible. WG exemplifies a social hub of study spaces, with a variety of seating options.
      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • Health and Safety is a high priority on campus. Each semester every AUT building is subject to an evacuation plan.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • All fire/smoke doors can stay open automatically during an emergency.
      • There are audible fire alerting devices.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Learning & Intellectual

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These are the features that the business provides to create a positive accessible experience for customers or visitors with a learning or intellectual impairment.

  • Getting ready to go:

    • The website:

      • www.aut.ac.nz
      • There is a site map that may be useful to see an overview of the website pages at a single glance.
    • Brochures:

      • There is a range of brochures for each school and course. Information about courses may also be presented as a poster.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stops on Mayoral Drive offer shelter and seating. Bus stop number is available in Braille. AUT runs its own shuttle service between the City, North Shore and Manukau campuses (except weekends and public holidays). An Auckland Transport (AT) information centre is available in Building WA for public transport enquiries. There is a bus stop on Queen Street, which is within 200 metres of the accessible entrance/exit. Bus number: 7058. Bus route: Link There is a bus stop on Mayoral Drive opposite Rutland Street, within 200 metres of the entrance. Bus number: 7039. The bus stop offers shelter and seating.
      • There is seating and shelter at the bus stop.
    • Car parking:

      • Accessible car parks are on streets near the Sir Paul Reeves building (Rutland St). The Civic car park building is nearby (access from Mayoral Drive) with several accessible car parks marked with blue overhead lights.
    • Kerb Side:

      • Kerb ramps are provided along Mayoral Drive with yellow ground tactile markers at each.
      • There is a kerb ramp for changes in level between the car park and footpath.
    • Fixed ramps to the main entrance:

      • A ramp provides a link between WG with buildings WS, WE and the Quad. It has handrails on both sides, beginning/ending before the ramp does.
      • Ramps have a handrail.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The surrounding area leading to WG is fully accessible with slip resistant surfaces, steps with handrails both sides, yellow ground tactile markers at the bottom and top of steps and sloped, slip resistant surfaces. Public seating is provided.
      • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
    • The main entrance into the site:

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    • Main entrance signage:

      • All entrances to WG are clearly visible.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • There are automatic, full length glazing doors at the main entrances of WG. These have good visibility markings. Doors to some lecture theatres are heavy and challenging for wheelchair users to open unassisted.
      • The entrance door swing allows for a 1200mm minimum clear space.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • The Disability Resource Office manages and oversees access students' requirements to fully participate in their chosen courses, liaising with Schools, Managers and Lecturers on the student's support needs. School Managers and Lecturers appear friendly, helpful and approachable. This is an environment where Health and Safety is taken seriously where evacuation procedures are practiced every semester. Lecturers have a name plate visible on their office door. All provisions are made to ensure facilities and information relevant to students is accessible and learning is supported every step of the way.
      • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
      • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc).
    • Communicating Accessibly:

      • There are interpreters available on site.
      • There is information available on DVDs.
      • There is large print information available.
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • The Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG) is a state of the art facility utilising natural ventilation, light and sustainable building practices with social, collaborative learning spaces for students on 5 floors. There is a natural flow between buildings with accessible routes, ground tactile markers where there is a change in the environment and ramped access between buildings.
      • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • You can access all facilities and services within from this accessible route.
      • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
      • The layout suggests a welcoming physical environment (e.g. mobile floor stands provide unimpeded travel, or outdoor environment surfaces are well maintained).
    • Fixed ramps within:

      • There is 1 fixed ramp along the accessible route. An internal sloped ramp links level 4 and a higher level.
      • There are no handrails.
    • Sensory options:

      • Lecture theatres have excellent acoustics with sound systems and visual digital displays at the front. Lecture Theatre WG 403 has a listening system installed to enable students with a hearing impairment to participate.
    • Surfaces:

      • Surfaces throughout WG are slip resistant. Where there are changes in the environment there will be a change in surface treatment (i.e. carpet at entrance to Lecture Theatre 403, ground tactile indicators at the top and bottom of stairs).
      • The floor surface covering is plain and clear.
    • Lifts:

      • Lifts are accessible with handrails provided. Internal lift dimensions are 1700 x 1700mm. Control buttons include Braille on the left of the numbers. Floors are displayed visually and there's an audible notification at each landing.
      • All controls (i.e. landing controls, alarm and emergency telephone) are located within a reachable range.
    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs are accessible and coloured green which provides a good colour contrast. Handrails are provided on both sides. There are ground tactile markers at the top and bottom of flights.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • An accessible Student Support counter is centrally located on Level 3, clearly visible to all students. The Student Support desk has a person available to assist with student enquiries at all times. The desk is staffed by someone from IT, Security and a student Ambassador.
      • There is a counter located on the accessible route.
      • The counter is accessible and has a clear space of 1200mm x 1200mm in front.
      • There is at least one seat (with an armrest on at least one side and a usable seat height) available to use while waiting.
      • There is a private room or quieter area available to use for communication or personal requirements.
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • An accessible toilet facility is located on each floor of WG. A Baby Change table is provided in the accessible toilet facility on Level 3.
      • one on each level of WG.
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • Accessible toilets are distributed evenly throughout multi storey buildings.
      • The toilet seat lid can act as a back rest.
      • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
      • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
    • Kitchen Facilities:

      • Kitchenettes are offered on level 3 for student use, levels 5 and 12 for staff use.
      • The microwave is within a reachable range.
      • The jug is within a reachable range.
      • Kitchen power sockets are within a reachable range.
    • Places of assembly, entertainment and recreation:

      • Meeting rooms, lecture and editing suites are on the accessible route. Lecture theatres are accessible for wheelchair use and have listening systems installed for students with hearing impairments.
      • Meeting rooms are on the accessible route.
      • Entertainment areas are on the accessible route.
      • Recreation areas are located on the accessible route.
      • There are drinking fountains available.
      • There is level access and floor space for wheelchair users to be seated with the general audience.
      • There is direct access to an accessible toilet.
      • The presentation area or stage is accessible.
    • Designated Accessible Areas:

      • Lecture theatres and tutorial rooms are accessible. WG exemplifies a social hub of study spaces, with a variety of seating options.
      • There is a grassed area for support animals (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs).
  • Getting out safely:

      • Health and Safety is a high priority on campus. Each semester every AUT building is subject to an evacuation plan.
      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • All fire/smoke doors can stay open automatically during an emergency.
      • There are audible fire alerting devices.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.