ATTACHMENT J: Modifications to Altered Facilities  

Please Note: Paragraph 65 of the Settlement Agreement requires that within twelve months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County provide signage as necessary to comply with 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(b), after having surveyed all facilities that are the subject of this Agreement for the purpose of identifying those that have multiple entrances not all of which are accessible.

The chart below lists the facilities surveyed by the Department, the access issues identified during the survey, and the actions required to correct the access issues. Required actions are listed using an alphanumeric code.The key to the alphanumeric codes is provided in Attachment M to this Agreement.

In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in the County's facilities in which alterations occurred after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the actions referenced by the alphanumeric code and described in detail in Attachment M to this Settlement Agreement within the time period specified below, which time period will begin to run on the effective date of this Agreement.

item # Access Issue Required Action Completion Date
1 Dennis Avenue Health Center, 2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
1.1 Parking - Room 173 TB Office
1.1.a The van accessible parking reserved for persons with disabilities lacks appropriate signage. P6 60 months
1.1.b The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the designated spaces and access aisles have a slope of 2.4%. P7 60 months
1.2 Route from Parking to Entrance
1.2.a The route from the parking area to the entrance is inaccessible because there are no detectable warnings at the curb ramp. AR5 60 months
1.2.b A portion of the path from the accessible parking spaces to the entrance is inaccessible because it has a slope ranging from 6.5% to 8.7%, has a cross-slope (toward the top) of 6.7%, and has no ramp features (e.g., handrails, edge protection). AR1 60 months
1.2.c A portion of the path from the accessible parking spaces to the entrance is configured as a ramp with handrails; however, the ramp is inaccessible because the handrails are only on one side of the ramp, they are mounted 42 inches from the ramp surface, and they do not have 12 inch extensions at the bottom. R4 60 months
1.2.d The ramp is inaccessible because it does not have adequate edge protection. R1 60 months
1.2.e The ramp is inaccessible because it has a cross slope of 6.7%. R5 60 months
1.3 Front lobby counter. The front lobby counter protrudes into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. AR8 60 months
1.4 Office doors
1.4.a Some of the exam rooms and office doors have knob hardware. D1 60 months
1.4.b Many of the office doors are inaccessible because the force required to open the doors is greater than 10 pounds. D2 60 months
1.4.c While most of the room signage has Braille and raised characters, the signs are inaccessible because they are mounted on the doors. D26 60 months
1.5 Room 107 STD Clinic / HIV Testing. The counter protrudes 11 inches into the walkway with its leading edge 37 inches above the finished floor, and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. AR8 60 months
1.6 Room 105 STD Clinic / HIV Single-User Unisex Toilet Room
1.6.a The toilet room sign is on the door. TR17 60 months
1.6.b Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. AL1 60 months
1.6.c No accessible coat hook has been provided. TR1 60 months
1.6.d The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 60 months
1.6.e The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 36 inches long and its farther end is 41 inches from the rear wall. SU6 60 months
1.6.f The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 32 inches long. ST4 60 months
1.6.g The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the seat cover dispenser is less than 18 inches above the bar and interferes with its use. ST8 60 months
1.7 Room 133 Clinic Single-User Unisex Toilet Room
1.7.a The toilet room sign is on the door. TR17 60 months
1.7.b The toilet room door, which is accessed through a front approach, on the pull side is inaccessible because it has only 7 inches of maneuvering space on the latch side. D6 60 months
1.7.c Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. AL1 60 months
1.7.d The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 36 inches long and its farther end is 40 inches from the rear wall. SU6 60 months
1.8 1st Floor Lobby Men's Toilet Room with Stalls
1.8.a The entrance is inaccessible because it requires 14 pounds of force to open. D2 60 months
1.8.b Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. AL1 60 months
1.8.c No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 60 months
1.8.d The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of the lavatory is 36 inches above the finished floor. TR11 60 months
1.8.e The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 60 months
1.8.f The designated accessible toilet stall is inaccessible because the stall door swings into the clear floor space at the toilet. ST18 60 months
1.8.g The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the toilet paper dispenser is less than 3 inches above the bar and interferes with its use. ST8 60 months
1.8.h The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 17 inches from the side wall. ST17 60 months
1.8.i The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 36 inches long. ST6 60 months
1.9 1st Floor Lobby Women's Toilet Room with Stalls
1.9.a Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. AL1 60 months
1.9.b No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 60 months
1.9.c The sanitary napkin dispenser is inaccessible because it requires tight grasping and twisting. TR3 60 months
1.9.d The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of the lavatory is 36 inches above the finished floor. TR11 60 months
1.9.e The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 60 months
1.9.f The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. ST2 60 months
1.9.g The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the toilet paper dispenser is less than 3 inches above the bar and interferes with its use. ST8 60 months
1.9.h The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 38 inches long. ST6 60 months
1.10 Counter. The counter protrudes 12 inches into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. AR8 60 months
1.11 Room 158 TB Clinic Staff-Only Single-User Unisex Toilet Room D26 60 months
1.11.a The signage provided at room 158 is inaccessible because the scale obstructs the sign. AL1 60 months
1.11.b Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. TR1 60 months
1.11.c No accessible coat hook has been provided. TR14 60 months
1.11.d No accessible mirror has been provided. SU1 60 months
1.11.e The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. ST6 60 months
1.11.f The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 36 inches long and its farther end is 40 inches from the rear wall. ST4 60 months
1.11.g The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is only 24 inches long. SU2 60 months
1.12 Conference Rooms A - C. There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system. AA3 60 months
1.13 TB Wing Hallway Drinking Fountain DF5 60 months
1.13.a The drinking fountain in the TB wing hallway is inaccessible because it provides only 22 inches of knee space height. DF3 60 months
1.13.b There is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. DF3 60 months
1.14 Room 173 Dental Clinic. The counter is inaccessible because it is 38 inches above the finished floor. C6 60 months
1.15 Elevator
1.15.a The clearance between the car platform sill and the edge of the hoistway landing is 1 inches. E10 60 months
1.15.b The elevator is inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, it does not operate without voice communication; security personnel did not respond to a silent call. E8 60 months
1.16 2nd Floor Hallway Drinking Fountain. There is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. DF3 60 months
2 Dennis Avenue Health Center Supply Building, 2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
2.1 Entrance
2.1.a There is no signage at the inaccessible entrance directing people to accessible garage bay door, and there is no signage at the garage bay door identifying it as the most accessible entrance. D16 60 months
2.1.b The garage bay door entrance is inaccessible because there is a slope within the door's required maneuvering clearance. D13 60 months
2.2 Single-User Unisex Toilet Room
2.2.a No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 60 months
2.2.b The seat cover dispenser is inaccessible because it requires a reach of 68 inches above the finished floor. TR5 60 months
2.2.c The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 51 inches above the finished floor and require a forward reach. TR5 60 months
2.2.d The lavatory is inaccessible because its rim is 36 inches above the finished floor. TR11 60 months
2.2.e The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. SU1 60 months
2.2.f The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is only 36 inches long and its farther end is only 38 inches from the rear wall. SU6 60 months
3 Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
3.1 Curb Ramp Near Entrance. The route from the parking area to the entrance is inaccessible because there are no detectable warnings at the curb ramp, the slope of the primary curb is 8.5% and the slope of the flared side is 14.2%. AR5 12 months
3.2 Drinking Fountain. There is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. DF3 12 months
3.3 Women's Foyer Toilet Room with Stalls
3.3.a The entrance is inaccessible because it requires 12 pounds of force to open. D2 12 months
3.3.b No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 12 months
3.3.c The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 20 inches above the finished floor. ST20 12 months
3.3.d The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 19 inches from the side wall. ST17 12 months
3.4 Men's Foyer Toilet Room with Stalls
3.4.a The entrance is inaccessible because it requires 11 pounds of force to open. D2 12 months
3.4.b No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 12 months
3.4.c The seat cover dispenser is inaccessible because it requires a reach of 60 inches above the finished floor. TR5 12 months
3.4.d The urinal is inaccessible because its rim is 24 inches above the finished floor. TR20 12 months
3.4.e The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 20 inches above the finished floor. ST20 12 months
3.5 Check-Out Counter. The check-out area is inaccessible because the counter is 37 inches above the finished floor. L2 12 months
3.6 Quiet Room. The entrance is inaccessible because it requires 17 pounds of force to open. D2 12 months
4 Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring
4.1 Parking - Exterior Accessible Route, Upper Plaza
4.1.a Although the parking lot has accessible parking spaces, an inadequate number are designated as reserved for people with disabilities. P3 24 months
4.1.b One of the existing accessible parking spaces is only 92 inches wide. P8 24 months
4.2 Ramp. The route from the parking area to the entrance has an inaccessible ramp because the middle section has a slope of 11.5%, the top section has a slope of 12.9%, the ramp has a cross slope greater than 2%, the level landing at the bottom of the ramp is only 36 inches by 36 inches, and the level landing at the change in direction is only 36 inches by 62 inches. R3 24 months
4.3 Entrance Exterior Vestibule Doors
4.3.a The exterior vestibule entrance is inaccessible because each door leaf has an opening width of only 27 inches. D5 24 months
4.3.b The automatic door opener is broken and the door hardware is inaccessible because it has a thumb latch and requires tight grasping. D1, D13 24 months
4.4 Entrance Interior Vestibule Doors
4.4.a The interior vestibule entrance is inaccessible because each door leaf has an opening width of only 27 inches. D4 24 months
4.4.b The push side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because the alarms and automatic door opener make the approach too narrow. D7 24 months
4.5 Library
4.5.a The route through the entrance area and elsewhere throughout the library is inaccessible because there is only 75 inches of head room below the television security monitors. AR7 24 months
4.5.b The magazine display is inaccessible because the bottom row requires reaching 16 inches above the finished floor. L1 24 months
4.6 Elevators
4.6.a The elevator is inaccessible because the car position indicators do not ring as the car passes or stops on floors. E5 24 months
4.6.b The elevator is inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, the door to the emergency communications requires tight grasping and pinching of fingers. E8 24 months
4.7 Meeting Room 2, 2nd Floor. The room is inaccessible to people with hearing disabilities because there is no signage indicating the availability of an assistive listening system. AA3 24 months
4.8 Women's Toilet Room with Stalls, 2nd Floor
4.8.a The toilet room sign is mounted with its centerline 61 inches above the finished floor. TR17 24 months
4.8.b The entrance is inaccessible because it requires 10 pounds of force to open. D2 24 months
4.8.c The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 24 months
4.8.d The designated accessible stall was locked and unusable at the time of the survey. ST14 24 months
4.9 Men's Toilet Room with Stalls, 2nd Floor
4.9.a The toilet room sign is mounted with its centerline 61 inches above the finished floor. TR17 24 months
4.9.b The entrance is inaccessible because it requires 11 pounds of force to open. D2 24 months
4.9.c The toilet paper dispenser mounted is 49 inches from the rear wall. ST19 24 months
4.9.d The overall length of side grab bar is 37 inches, it is mounted 37 inches above the finished floor, and the farther end is less than 52 inches from the rear wall. ST6 24 months
4.9.e The rear grab bar is mounted 36 inches above the finished floor. ST3 24 months
4.10 Exterior Route. The exterior route from the street to the upper entrance is inaccessible because there are no detectable warnings at the curb ramp and the slope of the primary curb ramp is 12.1%. AR5 24 months
4.11 Upper Entrance
4.11.a At the upper entrance, the accessible entrance crosses a grating with gaps inch wide. AR6 24 months
4.11.b The upper area provides no accessible table. T1 24 months
5 Silver Theater, 8617 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 - per 6-5-09 meeting, Historic Preservation site
5.1 Theater 1 - Men's Toilet Room, 2nd Floor - Stalls
5.1.a The doors leading to the lobby are inaccessible because each door requires 17 pounds of force to open. D2 24 months
5.1.b There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system. AA3 24 months
5.2 Theater 2. There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system. AA3 24 months
5.3 Theater 3. There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system. AA3 24 months
5.4 Ramp within Theater #1. The ramp within the theater has a slope of 8.7% in the middle and 15% at the top. R5 , AR9 24 months
5.5 Drinking Fountains by toilet rooms and on 2nd floor. Each drinking fountain protrudes into the walkway 8 inches from the wall on the left, and 19 inches from the back wall, and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. AR8 24 months
5.6 Men's Toilet Rooms - Stalls
5.6.a The toilet room sign is not mounted with its centerline 60 inches above the finished floor and does not include the International Symbol of Accessibility. TR17 24 months
5.6.b The door is inaccessible because it requires 10 pounds of force to open. D2 24 months
5.6.c The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge of the apron is 28 inches above the finished floor. TR11 24 months
5.6.d The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 19 inches from the side wall. ST17 24 months
5.6.e No accessible coat hook has been provided. TR1 24 months
5.7 Women's Toilet Rooms - Stalls
5.7.a The toilet room sign is not mounted with its centerline 60 inches above the finished floor and does not include the International Symbol of Accessibility. TR17 24 months
5.7.b The door is inaccessible because it requires 10 pounds of force to open it. D2 24 months
5.7.c No accessible coat hook has been provided. TR1 24 months
5.7.d The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 24 months
5.7.e The rear grab bar provides 1 space between the bar and the wall on which it is mounted. ST3 24 months
5.7.f Although there are 10 stalls, there is no accessible ambulatory stall provided because the toilet is 19 inches from the side wall and not centered within the stall, the toilet seat height is 16 inches, the left grab bar is mounted 37 inches above the finished floor, and the right grab bar is mounted 36 inches above the finished floor. ST1 24 months
5.7.g No accessible coat hook has been provided in the ambulatory stall. TR1 24 months
5.8 Elevator. The elevator is inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, the door to the communications requires tight grasping and pinching. E8 24 months
5.9 3rd Floor Reception Area. The counter is inaccessible because it is 44 inches above the finished floor. C6 24 months
5.10 Toilet Room
5.10.a The toilet room sign does not include the International Symbol of Accessibility. TR17 24 months
5.10.b The door is inaccessible because it requires 11 pounds of force to open. D2 24 months
5.10.c No accessible coat hook has been provided. TR1 24 months
5.11 Women's Toilet Room, 2nd Floor - Stalls
5.11.a The toilet room sign does not include the International Symbol of Accessibility. TR17 24 months
5.11.b The door is inaccessible because it requires 11 pounds of force to open. D2 24 months
5.11.c No accessible coat hook has been provided. TR1 24 months
5.11.d The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it provides 1 between the bar and the wall on which it is mounted. ST3 24 months
5.12 Main Box Office Door - Exterior. The main box office exterior door does not have a level approach. D16 24 months
5.13 Main Box Office Door - Interior. The main box office interior door does not have a level approach in the vestibule. D16 24 months
5.14 Main Box Office
5.14.a The main box office counter is inaccessible because it is 41 inches above the finished floor, and the speaker is 59 inches above the finished floor. C5, C7, AR9 24 months
5.14.b The belted stanchions protrude into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. AR8 24 months
6 Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Drive, Rockville
6.1 Unisex Single User Toilet Room, Lower Level. Although one van accessible space is required, the space is only 88 inches wide, the access aisles is only 64 inches wide, there is no van accessible signage, the space has a slope of 6.2%, and the access aisle has a cross slope of 6.2%. P3 48 months
6.2 Space #2. The second space is only 90 inches wide and the access aisle has a slope of 6.2%. P3 48 months
6.3 Space #3. The third accessible space is only 91 inches wide, it lacks a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility, and the pavement markings are not clear. P3 48 months
6.4 Back Parking Lot. Although the parking lot has a total of 10 parking spaces, no spaces are designated as reserved for people with disabilities. P3 48 months
6.5 Main Entrance
6.5.a The route from the parking area to the entrance is inaccessible because there are no detectable warnings at the curb ramp. AR5 48 months
6.5.b There is no directional signage at the inaccessible entrance and no signage identifying the accessible entrance. D16 48 months
6.6 Lower Level Entrance to Community Room
6.6.a The route from the parking area to the lower level entrance is inaccessible because there are no detectable warnings at the curb ramp. AR5 48 months
6.6.b There is no directional signage at the inaccessible entrance. D16 48 months
6.7 Community Room
6.7.a No accessible coat hook has been provided. TR1 48 months
6.7.b The coat hook bar is 68 inches above the finished floor and protrudes 12 inches into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. AR8 48 months
6.8 Library. The magazine display is inaccessible because the top magazines require a reach of 57 inches above the finished floor. L1 48 months
6.9 Drinking Fountain at Lobby. There is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. DF3 48 months
6.10 Toilet Room - Lobby
6.10.a The toilet room sign is not mounted on the latch side of the door. D2 48 months
6.10.b The entrance is inaccessible because it requires 13 pounds of force to open. SU15 48 months
6.10.c The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 22 inches from the side wall. SU1 48 months
6.10.d The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. SU1 48 months
6.10.e The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted 32 inches above the finished floor, there is 3 inches of space between the side grab bar and the wall, and the farther end is 50 inches from the rear wall. SU5 48 months
6.10.f The toilet is inaccessible because the floor mounted side grab bar obstructs the clear floor space. SU16 48 months
6.10.g No rear grab bar is provided. SU2 48 months
6.11 Men's Toilet Room with Stalls, Lobby
6.11.a The toilet room sign is not mounted on the latch side of the door. TR17 48 months
6.11.b The entrance is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds of force to open. D2 48 months
6.11.c The air dryer protrudes into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. AR8 48 months
6.11.d The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 19 inches from the side wall. ST17 48 months
6.11.e The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 45 inches from the rear wall. ST19 48 months
6.12 Women's Toilet Room with Stalls, Lobby
6.12.a The toilet room sign is not mounted on the latch side of the door. TR17 48 months
6.12.b The entrance is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds or force to open. D2 48 months
6.12.c The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge of the apron is 28 inches above the finished floor. TR11 48 months
6.12.d The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 17 inches from the side wall. ST17 48 months
6.12.e The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 44 inches from the rear wall. ST19 48 months
6.12.f No accessible coat hook has been provided. TR1 48 months
6.13 Elevator
6.13.a The elevator is inaccessible because the doors do not automatically reopen if obstructed, and do no automatically reopen without contact if an obstruction is between 5and 29 inches above the elevator floor. E5, E7 48 months
6.13.b The emergency communication system does not operate without voice communication. E8 48 months
7 Garage # 11, 7730 Woodmont Avenue (7661 Old Georgetown Pike), Bethesda, Maryland 20814
7.1 Parking
7.1.a The parking lot, with a total of approximately 1200 parking spaces, is inaccessible because 5 of the designated accessible parking spaces are only 94 inches wide, several of the spaces have signs that are mounted too low, and one of the van accessible spaces is missing signage. P3 24 months

 

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