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Accessibility of buildings


Accessibility of buildings Charles University has long strived to ensure barrier-free access to its buildings and teaching facilities. However, the situation can be complicated by the fact that the University's workplaces are located in more than a hundred buildings, often very old and listed.



Below you can find the current state of accessibility of the main buildings of the Charles University and its components. The information shall include contacts to the responsible staff, the mode of transport to the designated place and a description of the accessibility and orientation system. Gradually, information on other buildings of individual faculties will be added.



For more information please contact:



Bc. Simona Kostelanská, DiS.

tel.: 224 491 816

e-mail:


Mgr. Ivan Kačur

e-mail:




Accessibility categorization

Based on the clients' needs and the agreement of chief organizations and institutions dealing with architectural barriers, Accessibility Mapping Methodology and related categorization were created by Prague Organisation of Wheelchair Users. It serves for accessibility ratings from the user's perspective, which is for practical reasons less strict than the current legislation. Nevertheless, we comply strictly with the valid ordinance when commenting on projects.



Accessible location / accessible without assistance



  • The entire location or its greater part is accessible, via at least one barrier-free entrance. There is no need to make prior arrangements for your visit.

  • The maximum incline of ramps (mobile and permanent) both before the entrance and in the interior is: up to the length of 3 metres 12, 5 %, up to the length of 9 metres 8 % .

  • The minimum width of permanent ramps is 110 cm.The minimum width of doors and passages is 80 cm, this also applies to the main wing of double wing doors. The maximum height of thresholds is 2 cm.

  • There is a self-operated lift available for overcoming height differences and its dimensions are at minimum: door width 80 cm, the inner dimensions of the cabin – width 100 cm x depth 125 cm. [Locations with a platform stairlift/ lift are not classified as accessible.]

  • At locations with public toilets, an accessible toilet – WC I. (see explanatory text below) must be available, or if all other access requirements are met, then at least a partially accessible toilet - WC II. (see explanatory text below).

  • The surfaces or slopes of streets at the location and its immediate surroundings do not markedly complicate travelling in a wheelchair.


We give more detailed information about the individual aspects of accessibility of the locations using the set of symbols and additional text.



Partially accessible location / accessible with assistance



  • Only part of the location is accessible, or the location does not meet some of the requirements stated under an accessible location. The requirements not met are described in the additional text.

  • The maximum incline of ramps (mobile and permanent) both before the entrance and in the interior is: up to the length of 3 metres 16, 5 %, up to the length of 9 metres 12,5 % .

  • The minimum width of permanent ramps is 110 cm.The minimum width of doors and passages is 70 cm. The height of thresholds is between 2-7 cm.

  • The minimum dimensions of a lift are: door width 70 cm, the inner dimensions of the cabin – width 100 cm x depth 110 cm.

  • The minimum dimensions of a platform stairlift/lift are: door width 70 cm, the transport platform dimensions – width 70 cm x depth 90 cm. The weight capacity is stated in the additional text.

  • Accessibility of toilets isn't a deciding factor here. [With regard to the current access situation in the Czech Republic, the requirement for availability of at least WC II. at partially accessible locations would lead to reclassifying most of these locations as inaccessible.]

  • There is no more than one step without an equipment for surmounting it at the entrance to the location.


We give more detailed information about the individual aspects of accessibility of the locations using the set of symbols and additional text.



Inaccessible location / particularly difficult access


  • Access to or travelling within the location is particularly complicated (for a combination of different reasons).

We give more detailed information about the individual aspects of accessibility of the locations using the set of symbols and additional text.



Difficult surface

This symbol is used at the description of the locations with particularly bumpy/rough terrain. Usually this is a poorly maintained historic pavement consisting of large bumpy/ rough cobbles with deep holes in between them.


Difficult slope

Sloped terrain on the route or in the immediate surroundings of the location (including missing or substandard dropped kerbs).


Barrier-free entry via the main entrance

Barrier-free entry via the main entrance enabling access to an accessible or a partially accessible location.


Barrier-free entry via a side entrance

Side entrance enabling barrier-free access or an entrance that (in comparison to the main entrance) makes access to the location easier.


Stairs

As a supplement to this symbol, the number of stairs is specified in the additional text. For example: + 3 = 3 stairs up; - 1 = 1 stair down; + 3 - 1 = 3 stairs up and 1 stair down – between them there is a stair landing or a larger area without stairs. If, after surmounting several stairs into part of a building, the access to other floors is possible only via a greater number of additional stairs, there is a warning "staircase" stated in the text. If there is no additional text at the object with this symbol, this means that there are stairs in series/staircase without any equipment for surmounting them or a possibility to be bypassed.


Spiral staircase

A staircase that significantly complicates the assistance with its surmounting – for example, narrowing stairs, narrow passages (narrower than 80 cm), dropped ceilings etc.


Lift

A commonly used, self-operated lift. We give the dimensions in the additional text.


Stairlift or lift solely for people with impaired mobility

Inclined platform stairlift/ vertical platform lift or a lift that is not available for general public use, but it is allowed to be used by people with impaired mobility. Generally, staff assistance is needed to operate this equipment.


Runner ramp or ramp

Runner ramp or ramp (mobile and permanent), that usually serve for surmounting of several stairs. Mostly one must count on a steeper incline.


Narrow doors or passages

Doors or passages narrower than 80 cm on the route. This also applies to the main wing of double wing doors.


Accessible toilet - WC I.

This is located in the ladies toilets (or possibly in the ladies and the gents) or is located separately.The entrance door to the cabin and all the entrances towards it are wider than 80 cm. The cabin door opens outwards.The minimum dimensions of the cabin are: width 1, 6 m x depth 1, 6 m.The access to the toilet seat from the side (side access to the toilet seat) is a minimum of 80 cm.There are handrails by the toilet seat; toilet paper is within reach of the person sitting on the seat.There is sufficient room for a wheelchair to pass under the sink. The manoeuvring room in the cabin is not limited by the other equipment of the cabin.


If the toilet is usually locked, we give the information on the location of the key or method of opening it in the additional text.


Partially accessible toilet - WC II.

This is located in the ladies toilets (or possibly in the gents toilets) or is located separately.The entrance door to the cabin and all the entrances towards it are wider than 70 cm. The cabin door opens outwards.The minimum dimensions of the cabin are: width 1, 4 m x depth 1, 4 m. The manoeuvring room is located opposite the cabin door.The access to the toilet seat from the side (side access to the toilet seat) is a minimum of 70 cm.


We give more detailed information (including the notification in case the toilet is usually locked) in the additional text.


Inaccessible toilet - standard WC

A toilet without any modifications for use by people with impaired mobility.


Source: https://www.presbariery.cz/en/help


Last change: February 10, 2022 14:50 
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