ATTACHMENT K: Program Access in Existing Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 52 of the Agreement requires that within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County 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.

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 programs, services, and activities housed in the County’s facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, when viewed in their entirety, 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 begins to run on the effective date of the Agreement.

Item # Access Issue Required Action Completion Date
1 Courthouse - 401 N. 2nd Street, Pottsville
1.1 Public Parking Area
1.1.a The parking lot is inaccessible because none of the designated accessible parking spaces has an access aisle and there is no van accessible parking space. P1, P6 6 months
1.1.b The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because it lacks vertical signage. P6 6 months
1.1.c The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because it has a slope of 3.3%. P7 6 months
1.2 Interior Doors
1.2.a The doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.2.b The signage provided throughout the facility is inaccessible because it is mounted on or above doors and does not have raised and Braille characters. D26 6 months
1.3 Tax Claims
1.3.a The counter is inaccessible because it is 42½ inches high. C6 6 months
1.4 Ground Level Women’s Toilet Room with Stalls
1.4.a The toilet room sign is mounted with its centerline 62 inches high. TR17 6 months
1.4.b The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 5 inches of clear space on the latch side. D6 6 months
1.4.c No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 6 months
1.4.d The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted with the controls 57 inches high. TR5 6 months
1.4.e The paper towel dispenser protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane. AR8 6 months
1.4.f The sanitary napkin dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted with the controls 55 inches high. TR5 6 months
1.4.g The sanitary napkin dispenser is inaccessible because the controls require twisting of the wrist to operate. TR3 6 months
1.4.h The designated accessible toilet stall is inaccessible because it is 55 inches wide. ST16 6 months
1.4.i No accessible coat hook has been provided. TR1 6 months
1.4.j The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser. ST8 6 months
1.4.k The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the rear grab bar is 24 inches long. ST4 6 months
1.5 Ground Level Men’s Toilet Room with Stalls
1.5.a The toilet room sign is mounted on the hinge side of the door with its centerline 62 inches high. TR17 6 months
1.5.b The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.5.c The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 7 inches of clear space on the latch side. D6 6 months
1.5.d No accessible mirror has been provided. TR14 6 months
1.5.e The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted with the controls 57 inches high. TR5 6 months
1.5.f The lavatories are inaccessible because the top of one counter is 36 inches high, and the bottom of the other apron is 26 inches high. TR11 6 months
1.5.g The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. TR12 6 months
1.5.h The lavatory is inaccessible because it has twist-type hardware. TR10 6 months
1.5.i The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is 21 inches high. TR20 6 months
1.5.j The designated accessible stall is incorrectly configured as an ambulatory stall, and there is no standard accessible stall provided. ST15 6 months
1.6 Records
1.6.a Both counters are inaccessible because they are 38 and 42 inches high. C6 6 months
1.7 Domestic Relations Office Complex - Information/Payments
1.7.a The counter is inaccessible because it is 41 inches high. C6 6 months
1.8 Elevator in Annex
1.8.a The elevator is inaccessible because the clearance between the car platform sill and the edge of the hoistway landing is 1½ inches. E10 6 months
1.8.b The elevator is inaccessible because the car position indicators do not emit a visual signal as the car passes or stops at a floor. E5 6 months
1.8.c The elevator is inaccessible because the emergency system requires voice communication to operate. E8 6 months
1.9 County Commissioner’s Office
1.9.a The door is inaccessible because it requires more than 5 pounds of force to open. D2 6 months
1.9.b The entrance intercom is inaccessible because it is mounted with the controls 58½ inches high. TR5 6 months
1.10 Ramp from Commissioner’s Office to Courthouse
1.10.a The ramp is inaccessible because the handrails are 32 inches high. R4 6 months
1.11 Archives
1.11.a The tables are inaccessible because they provide 25 inches of clear knee height. T1 6 months
1.12 Drinking Fountain near Archives
1.12.a Although a designated accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. DF3 6 months
1.13 Planning and Zoning
1.13.a The tables are inaccessible because they do not provide adequate knee depth. T1 6 months
1.14 Law Library
1.14.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.14.b The tables are inaccessible because they provide 24 inches of clear knee height. LB4 6 months
1.15 Lawyer’s Room
1.15.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.16 Juvenile Justice
1.16.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.17 Juvenile Victim Services
1.17.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.17.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 it has only 4 inches of clear space on the latch side. D7 6 months
1.18 Route from Elevator to Juvenile Justice
1.18.a The route past the bench is inaccessible because it is only 29 inches wide. AR3 6 months
1.19 Court Room No. 1
1.19.a The door is inaccessible because it requires more than 5 pounds of force to open. D2 6 months
1.19.b The witness stand and jury box are inaccessible because they can be accessed only by steps through entries that are between 23 and 28½ inches wide. AA8, AR3 6 months
1.19.c The jury box has fixed seating preventing a juror using a wheelchair from sitting in the jury box. AA9 6 months
1.19.d There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system. AA3 6 months
1.20 Single User Toilet Room near Court Room No. 1
1.20.a The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. SU13 6 months
1.21 Jury Room 1 Toilet Room with Stalls
1.21.a The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. ST14 6 months
1.22 Court Room No. 1 Jury Room
1.22.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.23 Victim Advocate Room
1.23.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.24 Domestic Violence
1.24.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.25 Juvenile Court Victim Services
1.25.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.26 Court Room No. 6
1.26.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.26.b The witness stand and jury box are inaccessible because they can be accessed only by steps and have entrances 29 inches wide. AA8, AR3 6 months
1.26.c There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system. AA3 6 months
1.26.d The counsel tables are inaccessible because they provide 25¼ inches of clear knee height. T1 6 months
1.27 Hearing Room A
1.27.a The door is inaccessible because it requires more than 5 pounds of force to open. D2 6 months
1.27.b The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.28 Hearing Room B
1.28.a The door is inaccessible because it requires more than 5 pounds of force to open. D2 6 months
1.28.b The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
1.29 Single User Toilet Room serving Hearing Rooms A and B
1.29.a The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. SU13 6 months
1.30 Court Room No. 2
1.30.a The door is inaccessible because it requires more than 5 pounds of force to open. D2 6 months
1.30.b The witness stand and jury box are inaccessible because they can be accessed only by steps and the entrance to the witness stand is 27 inches wide. AA8 6 months
1.30.c The counsel tables are inaccessible because they provide 25 inches of clear knee height. T1 6 months
1.30.d The courtroom is inaccessible to people with hearing disabilities because there is no assistive listening system provided. AA4 6 months
2 Prison - 230 Sanderson Street, Pottsville
2.1 Men’s and Women’s Toilet Rooms with Stalls near Entrance
2.1.a The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. ST14 6 months
2.2 Visitor Area
2.2.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
2.2.b The visitation area contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. PJ7 6 months
2.3 Hearing Area and Attorney Room
2.3.a The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. D1 6 months
2.4 Ramp at Sally Port Entrance
2.4.a The ramp is inaccessible because it does not have edge protection at the drop off sides. R1 6 months
2.4.b The ramp is inaccessible because the landing at the bottom has a running slope of 7.9%, and the handrails are 32½ inches high and have no extensions at the bottom. R3 6 months

 

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