Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. As a
member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, the student experience using audio visual technology is at the heart of everyday university life. With over 3000 lecturers at the University the
requirements for presenting, lecturing and learning are extremely diverse. The University as a whole is focused on inclusiveness and meeting the current Equality Act obligations, the AV/IT team led by Brian Husband work towards ensuring that all AV furniture is DDA Compliant. In addition, the many listed buildings across the university campuses create the need for audio visual furniture that fits both the requirements of the
academics and the building space.
Here are two projects that JM Supplies are particularly proud of.
Kelvin Building Lecture Theatre
Height adjustable desktop JM Supplies sought to address the needs of wheelchair access and the varied heights of lecturers by designing and manufacturing the DDA range. This range does not meet every criteria of the current Equality Act but does go some way to address some of the key areas. All of our electric height adjustable desks and lecterns work with a touch of a button either up or down. They have an anti-collision mechanism built in to ensure no finger trapping or coffee mug incidents can occur. The actuators we use do not interfere with any of the AV equipment or hearing loops that may be installed into the lectern or desk.
JM Supplies have worked with Brian and his team, and AV Integrators to develop a number of lecterns that work with the academic requirements, DDA Compliance and fit within the University’s architectural