ATTACHMENT K: Program Access in Existing Facilities
Please Note: Paragraph 35 of the Agreement requires that within three (3) 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.
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 City’s facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, when viewed in their entirety, the City 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.||West Columbia Fire Department, located at 610 N. 12th Street|
|1.1.||Route from Public Right of Way to Entrance. The route is inaccessible because it has a cross slope of up to 4.8%.||AR1||6 months|
|1.2.||Women’s Single User Toilet Room. The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted with the far end 52 inches from the rear wall.||TR17||6 months|
|1.3.||Men’s Single User Toilet Room|
|1.3.a.||The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted with the far end 52 inches from the rear wall.||TR17||6 months|
|1.3.b.||The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 19½ inches high.||TR9||6 months|
|1.4.||Truck Bays||6 months|
|1.4.a.||The door between the truck bay and the corridor that leads to the restroom is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.||D2||6 months|
|1.4.b.||The pull side of the door between the truck bay and the corridor that leads to the restroom, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because the maneuvering clearance is reduced to 11 inches by a rocking chair located on the latch side of the door.||D5||6 months|
|1.4.c.||The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the knee space is blocked by a drainage pipe.||DF4||6 months|
|1.4.d.||Although one drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping.||DF3||6 months|