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Environmental Challenge - Wellington

Contact Information

Environmental Challenge - Wellington
Level 4, 75 The Esplanade, Petone, Wellington 5046
22.281647,114.162228
Phone: 04 576 9644
Fax: 04 576 9643
Email:
www.tec.net.nz and www.teclandscape.net.nz

Accessibility Report

Summary

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Environmental Challenge provides a range of comprehensive consultancy services that can be tailored to meet their client’s specific needs. The team at Environmental Challenge are passionate about making stepstowards accessibility.

View the full accessibility report for Environmental Challenge - Wellington.

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
Bronze 58%
Vision
Bronze 60%
Hearing
Bronze 58%
Mobility
Bronze 62%
Parents
Bronze 60%
Learning & Intellectual
Bronze 62%

Vision

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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.tec.net.nz
      • Website is informative and easy to use, it does not have many features for persons who rely on screen readers at this stage however.
    • Brochures:

      • Brochures contain the information required for the target audience, some are semi-gloss so may not be ideal if viewed in a highly lit area.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stop is located outside of the 'Revive' Coffee Shop on Lochy Street.
      • The bus stop number is: 8000
      • The bus routes are: 110, 130 (Stop B)
    • Car parking:

      • There is accessible car parking.
      • There is no shelter over the accessible car parking.
    • Drop off/pick up zone:

      • There is no designated drop off or pickup zone present, howeverthe front entrance and majority of the parking (excluding theaccessible park) is undercover and could be used as such.
    • Kerb Side:

    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • There are no tactile indicators installed to help navigate to the main entrance.
      • The accessible route has fixed obstructions that could impede travel.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • The main entrance doors are are not signed, but are located just through the main entry to the carpark on the right side.
      • The main entrance blends in with its surroundings.
      • The automatic doors need a wide approach to activate.
      • Automatic doors remain open less than 5 seconds.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Staff have basic knowledge of the needs which may be requiredfor certain access customers. This will be built on with awarenesstraining scheduled to occur later this year.
      • 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).
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • Accessible route is generally good throughout the site.
      • 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).
    • Signage within the site:

      • Signage throughout site is generally poor, and is not informative, directional or locational.
    • Sensory options:

    • Surfaces:

      • Route has limited tactile indicators, and as such a fully blind person may require assistance onsite.
      • The floor surface covering is plain and clear.
      • Tactile indicators are not installed on the accessible route
    • Lifts:

    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs may be difficult to navigate for persons with limited vision due to a lack of contrast when decending.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • Reception desk is not accessible, but an accessible counter space is located oposite.
      • 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 an accessible buzzer/bell/alerting device to attract staff attention at the counter
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The ground floor accessible toilet is the only accessible toilet within the building, others such as the 4th floor ones labelled with the ISA are lacking in the provision of accessible features and are not deemed suitable for purpose.
      • There are accessible toilets located on the Ground Floor
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • Accessible toilets are not on every floor.
      • 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.
  • Getting out safely:

      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • There are audible fire alerting devices.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Hearing

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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.tec.net.nz
      • Website is informative and easy to use, it does not have many features for persons who rely on screen readers at this stage however.
    • Brochures:

      • Brochures contain the information required for the target audience, some are semi-gloss so may not be ideal if viewed in a highly lit area.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stop is located outside of the 'Revive' Coffee Shop on Lochy Street.
      • The bus stop number is: 8000
      • The bus routes are: 110, 130 (Stop B)
    • Car parking:

    • Drop off/pick up zone:

      • There is no designated drop off or pickup zone present, howeverthe front entrance and majority of the parking (excluding theaccessible park) is undercover and could be used as such.
    • The identified accessible route to the site:

    • The main entrance into the site:

    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • The main entrance doors are are not signed, but are located just through the main entry to the carpark on the right side.
      • The automatic doors need a wide approach to activate.
      • Automatic doors remain open less than 5 seconds.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Staff have basic knowledge of the needs which may be requiredfor certain access customers. This will be built on with awarenesstraining scheduled to occur later this year.
      • 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:

      • Information can be sent out via email.
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • Accessible route is generally good throughout the site.
      • 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).
    • Signage within the site:

      • Signage throughout site is generally poor, and is not informative, directional or locational.
    • Surfaces:

      • Route has limited tactile indicators, and as such a fully blind person may require assistance onsite.
    • Lifts:

    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs may be difficult to navigate for persons with limited vision due to a lack of contrast when decending.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • Reception desk is not accessible, but an accessible counter space is located oposite.
      • 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 an accessible buzzer/bell/alerting device to attract staff attention at the counter
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The ground floor accessible toilet is the only accessible toilet within the building, others such as the 4th floor ones labelled with the ISA are lacking in the provision of accessible features and are not deemed suitable for purpose.
      • There are accessible toilets located on the Ground Floor
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • Accessible toilets are not on every floor.
      • 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.
  • Getting out safely:

      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • There are audible fire alerting devices.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Mobility

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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.tec.net.nz
      • Website is informative and easy to use, it does not have many features for persons who rely on screen readers at this stage however.
    • Brochures:

      • Brochures contain the information required for the target audience, some are semi-gloss so may not be ideal if viewed in a highly lit area.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stop is located outside of the 'Revive' Coffee Shop on Lochy Street.
      • The bus stop number is: 8000
      • The bus routes are: 110, 130 (Stop B)
    • Car parking:

      • There is accessible car parking.
      • There is no shelter over the accessible car parking.
    • Drop off/pick up zone:

      • There is no designated drop off or pickup zone present, howeverthe front entrance and majority of the parking (excluding theaccessible park) is undercover and could be used as such.
    • Kerb Side:

    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
      • The accessible route has fixed obstructions that could impede travel.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • The main entrance doors are are not signed, but are located just through the main entry to the carpark on the right side.
      • The automatic doors need a wide approach to activate.
      • Automatic doors remain open less than 5 seconds.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Staff have basic knowledge of the needs which may be requiredfor certain access customers. This will be built on with awarenesstraining scheduled to occur later this year.
      • 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).
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • Accessible route is generally good throughout the site.
      • 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).
    • Signage within the site:

      • Signage throughout site is generally poor, and is not informative, directional or locational.
    • Surfaces:

      • Route has limited tactile indicators, and as such a fully blind person may require assistance onsite.
      • Easy movement around the site due to short cut carpet pile.
    • Lifts:

    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs may be difficult to navigate for persons with limited vision due to a lack of contrast when decending.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • Reception desk is not accessible, but an accessible counter space is located oposite.
      • 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 no access space at the service or reception counter.
      • There is an accessible buzzer/bell/alerting device to attract staff attention at the counter
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The ground floor accessible toilet is the only accessible toilet within the building, others such as the 4th floor ones labelled with the ISA are lacking in the provision of accessible features and are not deemed suitable for purpose.
      • There are accessible toilets located on the Ground Floor
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • Accessible toilets are not on every floor.
      • 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 not reachable from the toilet seat.
  • Getting out safely:

      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • There are audible fire alerting devices.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.

Parents

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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.tec.net.nz
      • Website is informative and easy to use, it does not have many features for persons who rely on screen readers at this stage however.
    • Brochures:

      • Brochures contain the information required for the target audience, some are semi-gloss so may not be ideal if viewed in a highly lit area.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stop is located outside of the 'Revive' Coffee Shop on Lochy Street.
      • The bus stop number is: 8000
      • The bus routes are: 110, 130 (Stop B)
    • Car parking:

    • Drop off/pick up zone:

      • There is no designated drop off or pickup zone present, howeverthe front entrance and majority of the parking (excluding theaccessible park) is undercover and could be used as such.
    • Kerb Side:

    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The accessible route has fixed obstructions that could impede travel.
    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • The main entrance doors are are not signed, but are located just through the main entry to the carpark on the right side.
      • The automatic doors need a wide approach to activate.
      • Automatic doors remain open less than 5 seconds.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Staff have basic knowledge of the needs which may be requiredfor certain access customers. This will be built on with awarenesstraining scheduled to occur later this year.
      • 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).
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • Accessible route is generally good throughout the site.
      • 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).
    • Signage within the site:

      • Signage throughout site is generally poor, and is not informative, directional or locational.
    • Surfaces:

      • Route has limited tactile indicators, and as such a fully blind person may require assistance onsite.
      • Easy movement around the site due to short cut carpet pile.
    • Lifts:

    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs may be difficult to navigate for persons with limited vision due to a lack of contrast when decending.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • Reception desk is not accessible, but an accessible counter space is located oposite.
      • 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 no access space at the service or reception counter.
      • There is an accessible buzzer/bell/alerting device to attract staff attention at the counter
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The ground floor accessible toilet is the only accessible toilet within the building, others such as the 4th floor ones labelled with the ISA are lacking in the provision of accessible features and are not deemed suitable for purpose.
      • There are accessible toilets located on the Ground Floor
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • Accessible toilets are not on every floor.
      • 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.
  • Getting out safely:

      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • 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.tec.net.nz
      • Website is informative and easy to use, it does not have many features for persons who rely on screen readers at this stage however.
    • Brochures:

      • Brochures contain the information required for the target audience, some are semi-gloss so may not be ideal if viewed in a highly lit area.
  • Arriving and Getting In:

    • Bus Stop:

      • Bus stop is located outside of the 'Revive' Coffee Shop on Lochy Street.
      • The bus stop number is: 8000
      • The bus routes are: 110, 130 (Stop B)
    • Car parking:

    • Drop off/pick up zone:

      • There is no designated drop off or pickup zone present, howeverthe front entrance and majority of the parking (excluding theaccessible park) is undercover and could be used as such.
    • Kerb Side:

    • The identified accessible route to the site:

      • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
    • The main entrance into the site:

    • Main entrance doorways (this includes gates and turnstiles)

      • The main entrance doors are are not signed, but are located just through the main entry to the carpark on the right side.
      • The main entrance blends in with its surroundings.
      • The automatic doors need a wide approach to activate.
      • Automatic doors remain open less than 5 seconds.
  • Getting around within the site:

    • Customer Service:

      • Staff have basic knowledge of the needs which may be requiredfor certain access customers. This will be built on with awarenesstraining scheduled to occur later this year.
      • 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).
    • The identified accessible route within the site:

      • Accessible route is generally good throughout the site.
      • 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).
    • Signage within the site:

      • Signage throughout site is generally poor, and is not informative, directional or locational.
    • Surfaces:

      • Route has limited tactile indicators, and as such a fully blind person may require assistance onsite.
      • The floor surface covering is plain and clear.
    • Lifts:

    • Stairs or Steps:

      • Stairs may be difficult to navigate for persons with limited vision due to a lack of contrast when decending.
      • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.
    • Accessible Reception/ Counter / Ticket Sales

      • Reception desk is not accessible, but an accessible counter space is located oposite.
      • 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 an accessible buzzer/bell/alerting device to attract staff attention at the counter
    • Accessible Toilets:

      • The ground floor accessible toilet is the only accessible toilet within the building, others such as the 4th floor ones labelled with the ISA are lacking in the provision of accessible features and are not deemed suitable for purpose.
      • There are accessible toilets located on the Ground Floor
      • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
      • Accessible toilets are not on every floor.
      • 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.
  • Getting out safely:

      • The emergency exits are accessible and hazard free.
      • There are audible fire alerting devices.
      • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.