ATTACHMENT K: Program Access in Existing Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 53 of the Agreement requires that within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the Town 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 Town's facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, when viewed in their entirety, the Town 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.

Town Hall Annex

68 Stevens Road

   

1.1.

Parking. The parking lot is inaccessible because the designated accessible spaces have slopes of up to 5.3%, the signage is mounted too low, and there is no designated van accessible space. This lot requires 1 van accessible space.

P3

12 months

1.2.

Rear Entrance Ramp. The ramp is inaccessible because it does not have accessible handrails and it does not have edge protection.

R3

12 months

1.3.

Entrances

   

1.3.a.

The building does not have directional signage posted at inaccessible entrances and does not have the International Symbol of Accessibility posted at accessible entrances.

D16

6 months

1.3.b.

The designated accessible rear entrance is inaccessible because the threshold is 1¼ inches high.

D22

6 months

1.4.

Board of Health, Veteran Services, Building Department, Planning Board

   

1.4.a.

The door to each office is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

1.4.b.

The doors to the Board of Health and to the Building Department are inaccessible because each has a threshold more than 1 inch high.

D23

6 months

1.4.c.

The counter in each office is inaccessible because its top surface is more than 36 inches above the finished floor.

C6

6 months

1.4.d.

The pull side of the entrance door to the Board of Health, which is accessed from the latch side of the door, is inaccessible because it has only 8½ inches of clear space on the latch side.

D10

6 months

1.4.e.

The route within the Board of Health office to the conference table is inaccessible because it is only 24½ inches wide between a desk and a filing cabinet.

AR3

6 months

1.4.f.

The route within the Veteran Services/WIC office is inaccessible because it is only 24 inches wide leading to the Veteran's service desks and only 28 inches wide leading to the WIC desks.

AR3

6 months

1.5.

Single User Toilet Room

   

1.5.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and has no raised or Braille characters.

TR18

6 months

1.5.b.

The door is inaccessible because there is a 1 inch high threshold.

D23

6 months

1.5.c.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.

TR12

6 months

1.5.d.

The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 22½ inches from the side wall and the flush control is on the closed side.

SU15, SU1

12 months

1.5.e.

The toilet is inaccessible because there are no grab bars provided.

SU10

6 months

2.

Swansea Public Library

69 Main Street

   

2.1.

Rear Entrance

   

2.1.a.

The building does not have directional signage posted at inaccessible entrances and does not have the International Symbol of Accessibility posted at accessible entrances.

D16

6 months

2.1.b.

The door is inaccessible because there is a ½ inch high unbeveled threshold.

D23

6 months

2.1.c.

The exterior entrance door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

2.1.d.

The pull side of the exterior entrance door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has less than 12 inches of clear space on the latch side.

D6

6 months

2.1.e.

The door is inaccessible because it does not open 90 degrees due to the placement of the litter box.

D25

6 months

2.2.

Library Area

   

2.2.a.

The book stacks in many locations are inaccessible because the space between stacks and other objects is less than 36 inches wide.

LB5

6 months

2.2.b.

The door to the Magazine Room is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 27 inches.

D25

6 months

2.2.c.

The door to the Magazine Room is inaccessible because there is a 1 inch high threshold.

D23

6 months

2.2.d.

The route into the Magazine Room is inaccessible because there are only 74½ inches of head room provided in the doorway.

AR7

6 months

2.3.

Single User Toilet Rooms. The toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

SU13

12 months

2.4.

Children's Area. There is no access to the lower level of the facility for people with mobility impairments.

AR9

6 months

3.

Town Hall

81 Main Street

 

3.1.

Ramp to Side Entrance: The ramp is inaccessible because the handrails have a rough surface.

R4

6 months

3.2.

Offices - Tax Department, Town Clerk, Selectman, Accounting, and Assessor

   

3.2.a.

The door to each of the offices is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

3.2.b.

The counters in the Town Clerk and Assessor's Offices are inaccessible because their top surfaces are approximately 42 inches above the finished floor.

C6

6 months

3.3.

Toilet Rooms on 2nd Floor

   

3.3.a.

There is no access to the 2nd floor of the facility for people with mobility impairments.

AR9

6 months

3.3.b.

The men's and women's toilet rooms on the second floor contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

ST14

6 months

4.

Swansea Highway Department

101 Gardener Neck Road

   

4.1.

Entrance

   

4.1.a.

The exterior door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

4.1.b.

The pull side of the interior door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because the water cooler blocks the clear space on the latch side.

D6

6 months

4.2.

Interior Doors

   

4.2.a.

The doors are inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

4.2.b.

The door of the Director's Office is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 30½ inches.

D25

6 months

4.3.

Single User Toilet Room

   

4.3.a.

The route to the toilet room is inaccessible because it is only 32 inches wide.

AR3

12 months

4.3.b.

The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities.

SU13

12 months

5.

School Administration Building

1 Gardener Neck Road

   

5.1.

Parking. The parking lot, with a total of 27 parking spaces, is inaccessible because there is only 1 designated accessible space. This lot requires 1 van accessible space and 1 standard accessible space.

P3

6 months

5.2.

Designated Accessible Rear Entrance

   

5.2.a.

The exterior entrance door is inaccessible because there is a 1 inch high threshold.

D23

6 months

5.2.b.

The lift is inaccessible because it is not independently operable. It requires that a key be obtained from an employee before the lift can be operated.

LF1

6 months

5.3.

2nd Floor Unisex Single User Toilet Room (Altered)

   

5.3.a.

No accessible coat hook has been provided.

TR1

6 months

5.3.b.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

6 months

5.3.c.

The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 43 inches from the rear wall.

SU17

6 months

5.3.d.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted with the far end 45 inches from the rear wall.

SU6

6 months

5.4.

Norman B. Smith School Committee Room

   

5.4.a.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

5.4.b.

The tables provided for public use are inaccessible because they have only 24 inches of knee clearance.

T1

6 months

5.4.c.

Upper and Lower Levels. There is no access to upper and lower levels of the facility for people with mobility impairments.

AR9

6 months

6.

Town Beach

Ocean Grove Avenue

   

6.1.

Parking. The parking lot is inaccessible because the designated accessible parking spaces have no access aisles, there is no van accessible space, and the gravel surface is not stable, firm, and slip-resistant.

P3

6 months

6.2.

Beach. The signs stating that dogs and other animals are not allowed on the beach do not allow exceptions for service animals.

M2

6 months

6.3.

Portable Toilet

   

6.3.a.

The portable toilet room sign has no raised or Braille characters.

TR18

6 months

6.3.b.

The route to the portable toilet is inaccessible because it is not stable, firm, and slip-resistant.

AR1

6 months

6.3.c.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser.

SU7

6 months

6.4.

Designated Accessible Route to Beach and Picnic Table. The route is inaccessible because it has a cross slope of up to 5.8%, there is a change in level between boards of 1½ inches at one point, and there is a 4½ inch drop-off to the beach.

AR1

6 months

7.

Little League Field Complex

Route 6

   

7.1.

Parking. Although there are 6 dispersed gravel parking lots containing approximately 188 unmarked spaces and serving 7 ball fields, 2 sets of tennis courts, a playground, a basketball court, a concession building with toilet rooms, and a storage building with toilet rooms, there are only two accessible parking spaces, which are located near the playground. There should be one van accessible space and 5 standard accessible spaces dispersed throughout the complex.

P3

12 months

7.2.

Exterior Route. The routes to the fields, dugouts, courts, bleachers, picnic tables, playground, benches, and other amenities are inaccessible because they are not stable, firm, and slip resistant.

AR1

6 months

7.3.

Field 2 Concession Stand. The concession counter is inaccessible because it is 40 inches high.

C5

6 months

7.4.

Field 2 Men's Single-User Toilet Room

   

7.4.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and has no raised or Braille characters.

TR18

9 months

7.4.b.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

9 months

7.4.c.

The door is inaccessible because there is a 2 inch high threshold.

D23

9 months

7.4.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

9 months

7.4.e.

The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted with the controls 69 inches high.

TR5

9 months

7.4.f.

The air dryer protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8

9 months

7.4.g.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom of the apron is 26 inches high.

TR11

9 months

7.4.h.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.

TR12

9 months

7.4.i.

The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is 18¼ inches high.

TR20

9 months

7.4.j.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 25 inches long.

SU6

9 months

7.4.k.

The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 32 inches long.

SU3

9 months

7.4.l.

The grab bars at the toilet are inaccessible because they are mounted 2 inches from the wall.

SU12

9 months

7.5.

Field 2 Women's Single-User Toilet Room

   

7.5.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and has no raised or Braille characters.

TR18

9 months

7.5.b.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

9 months

7.5.c.

The door is inaccessible because there is a 2 inch high threshold.

D23

9 months

7.5.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

9 months

7.5.e.

The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted with the controls 68 inches high.

TR5

9 months

7.5.f.

The air dryer protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8

9 months

7.5.g.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom of the apron is 28 inches high.

TR11

9 months

7.5.h.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.

TR12

9 months

7.5.i.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 40 inches long and is mounted with the far end 44 inches from the rear wall.

SU6

9 months

7.5.j.

The grab bars at the toilet are inaccessible because they are mounted with a space of 2 inches between the gripping surface of the grab bar and the wall.

SU12

9 months

7.6.

Field 2 Meeting Room

   

7.6.a.

The ramp is inaccessible because it has no edge protection and no level landing at the bottom.

R5

9 months

7.6.b.

The entrance door is inaccessible because there is a 3¼ inch high threshold.

D23

9 months

7.6.c.

The entrance door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

9 months

7.6.d.

The tables are inaccessible because they provide 26 inches of clear knee height.

T1

9 months

7.7.

Single User Toilet Rooms near Playground. The men's and women's single user toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

SU13

9 months

8.

Fire Station #2

50 Gardner Neck Road

   

8.1.

Parking. The parking lot, with a total of 6 parking spaces, is inaccessible because there is no signage designating the accessible space. This lot requires 1 van accessible space.

P3

6 months

8.2.

Entrance

   

8.2.a.

The door is inaccessible because there is a 1¼ inch high threshold.

D23

6 months

8.2.b.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

8.2.c.

The door is inaccessible because there is a slope of 3.3% within the door's required maneuvering clearance.

D13

6 months

8.3.

Day Room

   

8.3.a.

The door to the day room is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

8.3.b.

The shelf protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8

6 months

8.4.

Day Room Single User Toilet Room

   

8.4.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted on the door.

TR18

6 months

8.4.b.

The door to the toilet room is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

8.4.c.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

6 months

8.4.d.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom of the apron is 27 inches above the finished floor.

TR11

6 months

8.4.e.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.

TR12

6 months

8.4.f.

The toilet is inaccessible because the toilet centerline is 15 inches from the side wall.

SU15

6 months

8.4.g.

The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side.

SU1

6 months

8.4.h.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser.

SU7

6 months

8.4.i.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted with the far end 46½ inches from the rear wall.

SU6

6 months

8.4.j.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted 31¼ inches above the finished floor.

SU11

6 months

8.4.k.

The toilet is inaccessible because no rear grab bar is provided.

SU10

6 months


 

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