Attachment K: Program Access in Existing Facilities

 

Please Note: Paragraph 44 of the Agreement requires that within eighteen months of the effective date of this Agreement, the City will 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 technical requirements and, where appropriate, the scoping requirements of the Standards are used as a guide for determining whether a program or activity held in an existing facility is “readily accessible to and usable by” persons with disabilities and for determining what changes are necessary to make this program or activity accessible if it continues to be provided in the existing facility in question.  See 28 C.F.R. §§ 35.150(b)(1), 35.151.

 

In order to ensure that each of the City’s programs, services, and activities operating at a facility that is the subject of this Agreement, when viewed in its entirety, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility impairments, the City will take the following actions:

 

 

                                                            Volume I

 

I.          City Hall - 25 Dorrance Street  Within three years of the effective date of this agreement, except where otherwise noted, the City will complete the following modifications to the City Hall:

 

A.        General Features - Accessible Route, Exterior Entrances, Signage, etc.

 

1. The building is inaccessible because the facility lacks accessible signage at all inaccessible entrances.  Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all permanent accessible entrances.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.

 

2. The signage provided is inaccessible because not all permanent room number signs have raised and Braille characters.  Provide permanent room signage with upper case, sans serif or simple serif type letters and numerals, meeting the requirements of the Standards for character height, raised characters, finish and contrast, accompanied by Grade 2 Braille; mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door.  Standards §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

3. Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, the alarm system is inaccessible because there are no visual alarms.  Provide visual alarm devices in toilet rooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use.  Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate.  Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower.  Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal.  In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling.  Standards § 4.28.3.

 

4. The EEO office door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 8 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

5. The lift at the designated accessible entrance to City Hall is inaccessible because it is locked.  Provide a lift at this location that facilitates unassisted entry, operation, and exit from the lift.  Standards § 4.11.3.

 

B.         Main Lobby

 

                         Elevator

 

                        1.             The elevator is inaccessible because, after reopening, the doors do not stay open at least 20 seconds, and the doors close less than 5 seconds after notification.  Provide doors that open and close automatically with a reopening device that will stop and reopen the car door and hoistway door automatically if the door becomes obstructed by an object or person.  Ensure that the device is capable of completing these operations without requiring contact for obstructions passing through the opening at heights of 5 inches and 29 inches above the finished floor; that door reopening devices remain effective for at least 20 seconds, after which the doors may close; that the minimum time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close is 5 seconds; and that the minimum time for elevator doors to remain fully open in response to a car call is 3 seconds.  Standards §§ 4.10.6, 4.10.7, 4.10.8, Figs. 20, 2.

 

                        Telephone - 1st Floor Lobby

 

                        1.              The telephone on the 1st floor is inaccessible because there is no signage at the telephone.  Provide an accessible telephone with a clear floor space of at least 30 inches by 48 inches that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair such that bases, enclosures, and fixed seats do not impede approaches to the telephone; with the highest operable part of the telephone mounted no more than 48 inches above the floor for a front approach or no more than 54 inches above the floor for a side approach; that is hearing aid compatible and has a volume control mechanism; with telephone books, if provided, located between 15 and 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach or between 9 and 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach; with a cord of at least 29 inches long from the telephone to the handset; and with signage that complies with the Standards.  Standards §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

C.                    Tourism Office

 

1. The tourism office door is inaccessible because the twist-type door knob is hard to open.  Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.  Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.  Standards § 4.13.9.

 

D.                    Toilet Rooms with Stalls - 1st Floor

                       

1. The 1st floor toilet room signs are not on the latch side of the doors, and they lack raised and Braille signage.  For each toilet room provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters.  The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

2. The door of the 1st floor women’s toilet room is inaccessible because it has excessive door opening pressure.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

3. The 1st floor women’s toilet room door is inaccessible because it has bolt latch hardware.  Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.  Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.  Standards § 4.13.9.

 

4. Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in any toilet room.  Provide a visual alarm appliance in each toilet room.  Standards §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

5. The 1st floor toilet rooms’ lavatories are inaccessible because the lavatory apron height is less than 29 inches and the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  In each toilet room provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31; and hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  Standards §§ 4.19.2, Fig. 31, 4.19.4.

 

6. No accessible coat hook has been provided in the 1st floor men’s and women’s toilet rooms.  In each designated accessible toilet stall, provide a coat hook at a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair.  Standards §§ 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

7. The toilet paper dispensers in the 1st floor men’s and women’s toilet rooms are inaccessible because they are above the grab bar.  In each designated accessible toilet stall, provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 ½ inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

E.                     Toilet Rooms with Stalls - 5th Floor

 

1. The 5th floor toilet room signs lack the International Symbol of Accessibility and Braille characters.  For each toilet room, provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters.  The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

2. The doors of the 5th floor men’s and women’s toilet rooms are inaccessible because they have excessive door opening pressure.  For each toilet room, provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. 

                                    Standards § 4.113.11(2)(b).

 

3. The toilet paper dispensers in the 5th floor men’s and women’s toilet rooms are inaccessible because they are above the grab bar.  In each designated accessible toilet stall, provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1½ inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

4. Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in any toilet room.  Provide a visual alarm appliance in each toilet room.  Standards §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

5. No accessible coat hooks have been provided in the 5th floor men’s and women’s toilet rooms.  In each designated accessible toilet stall, provide a coat hook at a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheel chair.  Standards §§ 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

F.                     Offices and Counters - 1st Floor

 

1.                                 All the office doors are inaccessible because twist-type hardware is used.  Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.  Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.  Standards § 4.13.9.

                         

2.                                 The Board of Canvassers and the Vital Statistics doors are inaccessible because the pressure required to open the doors is 8 and 14 pounds, respectively.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

                                                           

3.                                 The route into the Registrar’s Office is inaccessible because the counter is a protruding object that would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane.  Provide an accessible route at this location such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles.  Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

G.                    Offices and Counters - 2nd Floor

 

1. The Tax Assessor’s Office door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 14 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

2. The Tax Assessor’s Office door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.  Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.  Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.  Standards § 4.13.9.

 

3. The computers in the Assessor’s Office are inaccessible because they are placed on a 42 inch high counter.  Provide a computer on a table or counter that has clear floor space that is 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep; knee clearance at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep; and a surface between 28 and 34 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.2.4.1, 4.32.

 

H.                    Offices and Counters - 3rd Floor

 

1.                                 The door to the City Council Chamber is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.  Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.  Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.  Standards § 4.13.9.

                         

2.                                 The City Council Chamber is inaccessible to people with hearing impairments because there is no assistive listening system.  Provide a permanently installed assistive listening system (ALS) or a portable ALS with an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring necessary to support a portable assistive listening system.  Also provide 2 receivers (4% of 56 total seats) for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability.  28 C.F.R. 35.160; Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

                       

I.                      Offices and Counters - 4th & 5th Floors

 

1. All the office doors are inaccessible because the pressure required to open the doors exceeds 5 pounds.  Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

2. All the doors are inaccessible because knob hardware is used.  Provide doors with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that do not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.  Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.  Standards § 4.13.9.

 

J.                      Probate Court - 5th Floor

 

1.                                 The courtroom door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 22 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

                         

2.                                 The courtroom door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.  Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.  Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.  Standards § 4.13.9.

                         

3.                                 The courtroom is inaccessible to people with hearing impairments because there is no assistive listening system.  Provide a permanently installed assistive listening system (ALS) or a portable ALS with an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring necessary to support a portable assistive listening system.  Also provide a minimum of 2 receivers for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability.  28 C.F.R. 35.160; Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

II.        Department of Inspections and Standards - 190 Dyer Street  Within three years of the effective date of this agreement, except where otherwise noted, the City will complete the following modifications to the Department of Inspections and Standards:

                                               

A.        Parking, Access Route, Entrance, etc.

 

1. The van accessible parking reserved for persons with disabilities lacks the appropriate signage.  At van accessible spaces, provide a “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility such that the sign cannot be obstructed by vehicles parked in the space. 

                                    Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

2. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the surface of the access aisle is pitted and cracked.  Provide designated accessible parking spaces and access aisles that are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, with surfaces that are firm, stable, and slip-resistant.  Standards §§ 4.3.6, 4.5.1, 4.6.3.

 

3. The building is inaccessible because there is no signage directing persons to the accessible entrance, and there is no signage with the international symbol of access at the entrance.  Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all permanent accessible entrances.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.

 

4. The entry door is inaccessible because the threshold is not beveled.  Provide an accessible door with a threshold that is no greater than ¼ inch, or is no greater than ½ inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2.  Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

5. The signage provided is inaccessible because there is no accessible permanent room signage at the permanent rooms.  Provide permanent room signage with upper case, sans serif or simple serif type letters and numerals, meeting the requirements of the Standards for character height, raised characters, finish and contrast, accompanied by Grade 2 Braille; mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door.  Standards §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

B.         Toilet Rooms with Stalls (Men’s and Women’s)

                       

1.                                 The toilet room signage is inaccessible.   For each toilet room, provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters.  The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

                        2.            The toilet room doors are inaccessible because the pressure required to open the doors exceeds 5 pounds.  For each toilet room, provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

3.                                 In each toilet room, the lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge is less than 29 inches and the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  For each toilet room, provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31; and hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  Standards §§ 4.19.2, Fig. 31, 4.19.4.

                       

4.                                 In the women’s toilet room, no accessible mirror has been provided.  Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor.  Standards § 4.19.6.

                       

1. In both toilet rooms, a standard accessible stall for wheelchair users has not been provided.  For both toilet rooms, provide a “standard” accessible toilet stall at least 60 inches wide and at least 59 inches deep (or at least 56 inches deep with a wall-mounted toilet) such that all of the stall’s elements, including stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig.30. 

 

III.       VINCENT BROWN RECREATION CENTER - 438 Hope Street  Within three years of the effective date of this agreement, except where otherwise noted, the City will complete the following modifications to the Vincent Brown Recreation Center:

 

A.        Parking

 

1. Although the parking lot has a total of 28 parking spaces, only one is designated as reserved for people with disabilities, the existing access aisle is only 74 inches wide, and the parking lot lacks appropriate signage.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one van accessible space and one standard space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Standard accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide.  Van accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  All spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities shall have vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  Van accessible spaces shall have an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1), Fig. a.

 

2. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the cross slope of the parking space is 3.3 degrees.  Designated accessible parking spaces and access aisles shall be flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, with surfaces that are firm, stable, and slip-resistant.  Standards §§ 4.3.6, 4.5.1, 4.6.3.

 

B.         Lobby

 

1.                                 The ramp in the entrance lobby is inaccessible because the ramp handrails are not between 34 and 38 inches high and lack extensions.  Provide handrails that are between 1¼ inches and 1½ inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface along both sides of the ramp, extending at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface.  Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings.  Standards § 4.8.5.

 

C.                    Locker Rooms

 

1. The signage provided on the locker room doors is inaccessible because it is 58 inches high and mounted on the door.  For each locker room, provide permanent room signage with upper case, sans serif or simple serif type letters and numerals, meeting the requirements of the Standards for character height, raised characters, finish and contrast, accompanied by Grade 2 Braille; mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.


 

2. The locker room door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is excessive.  For each locker room, provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

3. In the women’s locker room only, the soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are obstructed by the garbage can.  Provide a soap dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair.  Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, Fig. 4.

 

4. In the women’s locker room only, the toilet in the designated accessible stall is inaccessible because its centerline measures 19 ½ inches from the side wall.  Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall.  Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.[1]

 

5. The toilet paper dispensers in the designated accessible stalls in both locker rooms are inaccessible because they are too far from the rear wall (40 and 41 inches).  In each designated accessible stall, provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted within reach, with its top at least 1½ inches under the side grab bar, and centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.6, Fig. 29(b).

 

6. The side grab bar in the designated accessible stall in the Men’s toilet room is inaccessible because it is only 36 inches long.  Provide a side grab bar that is at least 42 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 54 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.4, Fig. 29(b).

 

7. The side grab bar in the designated accessible stall in the Men’s locker room is inaccessible because the further end is 48 inches from the rear wall.  Provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser.  Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

8. The rear grab bars at the toilets in the designated accessible toilet stalls in both locker rooms are inaccessible because the closer end is 12 inches from the side wall.  Provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser.  Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

9. The showers in both locker rooms are inaccessible.  In each room, provide a shower that is exactly 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep with a 48 inch long and 36 inch wide clear floor space alongside the shower opening, and an L-shaped shower seat mounted on the wall opposite the controls and extending the full depth of the stall; OR a shower that is at least 30 inches deep and 60 inches wide with no curb or threshold and with a 36 inch deep and 60 inch wide clear floor space at the shower opening.  Ensure that the shower has grab bars, controls, a shower spray unit, and a seat, curb, and enclosure, if provided, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable.  Standards § 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

 

10. No accessible towel hooks have been provided near the showers.  In each locker room, provide a towel hook at a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

                         

IV.       FOX POINT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB - 90 Ives Street  Within three years of the effective date of this agreement, except where otherwise noted, the City will complete the following modifications to the Fox Point Boys and Girls Club:

 

1.                                 The van accessible parking reserved for persons with disabilities lacks the appropriate signage.  At van accessible spaces, provide a “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility such that the sign cannot be obstructed by vehicles parked in the space. 

                                    Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

2.                                 The building is inaccessible because the entrance to the voting location lacks signage.  Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all permanent accessible entrances.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.

                         

3.                                 The ramp is inaccessible because the ramp handrails lack extensions. Provide handrails that are between 1¼ inches and 1½ inches in diameter such that the inside handrail is continuous and both handrails have a continuous gripping surface along both sides of the ramp extending at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface; the handrails do not rotate within their fittings; and both handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface and 1½ inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3.8, 4.8.5.

                           

4.                                 The accessible entryway door to the voting area is inaccessible because there is a 3/4 inch change in level at the threshold to the door.  Provide an accessible door with a threshold that is no greater than ¼ inch, or is no greater than ½ inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2.  Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.           

 

V.        WASHINGTON PARK COMMUNITY CENTER  - 42 Jillson Street  Within three years of the effective date of this agreement, except where otherwise noted, the City will complete the following modifications to the Washington Park Community Center:

 

1. Although the parking lot has a total of 16 parking spaces, no spaces are designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one van accessible space and one standard space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Standard accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide.  Van accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  All spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities shall have vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  Van accessible spaces shall have an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

2. The interior doorway is inaccessible because it has an opening width of only 29 inches.  Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop.  Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

 

3. The interior doorway is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 10 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

4. The ramp is inaccessible because it lacks edge protection.  Provide edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides.  Standards § 4.8.7.

 

5. The ramp is inaccessible because it lacks handrails on both sides, the inside handrail is not continuous, and the handrail ends are neither rounded nor return smoothly to floor.  Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; and with edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides.  Provide handrails that are between 1¼ inches and 1½ inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface along both sides of the ramp, extending at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface.  Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings.  Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces.  Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



            [1] Shifting a toilet a small distance to comply with the centerline requirement need not be expensive.  The important factor is maintaining the correct distance between the side grab bar and the toilet.  Options include moving the partition on which the grab bar is mounted or installing an offset flange to shift the toilet.  Another option is to mount the grab bar on a board attached to the side wall or partition.  The board must extend 1 ½ inch below the grab bar and 18 inches above the grab bar to achieve the appropriate distance between toilet and grab bar.