Attachment F: Program Access in Existing Facilities

 

 

Please Note: Paragraph 37 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.

 

1.         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.

 

2.         In order to ensure that each of the Town'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, within six months of the effective date of the Agreement, the Town will take the following actions with regard to the Fire Station at 16426 E. Palisades Blvd (Existing - Program Access), unless the Town divests itself of this property prior to the expiration of this six month period, in which case these requirements are null and void:

 

a.         Although there is a small parking lot, there are no parking spaces designated for people with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Ensure that the van accessible space is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  Provide a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  Also, provide a "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for people with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b.         The route from the parking area to the entrance has a running slope greater than 1:20, and therefore is a ramp.  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 1 inches and 1 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.

 

c.         The threshold for the main public entrance door is one inch above the circulation route.  Provide a door with a threshold no greater than inch, or between inch and inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2.  Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

d.         Unisex Toilet Room

 

i.          The toilet room sign mounted on door does not have Braille or the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters, and the International Symbol of Accessibility.  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.

 

ii.          The toilet room door swings into the required clear floor space at the lavatory.  Ensure that no door swings into the required clear floor space at any accessible fixture.  Clear floor space at the lavatory is 30 inches wide by 48 inches deep centered in the drain.  Standards § 4.22.2.

 

iii.         The lavatory has a faucet with twist knobs and the hot water pipes under the lavatory are not completely insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  Provide a lavatory with a faucet that can be operated with 5 pounds of force or less and can be used with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist (lever-operated, push-type, and electronically controlled mechanisms are examples of acceptable designs).  Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  Standards §§  4.19.4, 4.19.5, 4.27.4.  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 § 4.4.          

 

iv.         The bottom edge of the wall hung storage cupboard is 51 inches above the finished floor and it protrudes 13 inches from the wall.

 

v.         Toilet Stall for Persons with Disabilities

 

(1)        The flush control of the toilet is on the closed side.  Provide a flush control mounted on the "open" side of the toilet's clear floor space; 44 inches or less above the finished floor; and requiring a maximum of 5 pounds of force to operate; or provide an automatic flush device.  Standards §§ 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

(2)        The overall length of the rear grab bar is 29 inches.  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.  Standards § 4.17.6, Fig. 30.

 

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

 

4.         Fire Station Out Building used for training, including CPR training by the public.

 

a.         The walkway to the entrance has a running slope greater than 1:20.  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 1 inches and 1 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.

 

b.         The threshold for the out building door is 1 inches above the circulation route.  Provide a door with a threshold no greater than inch, or between inch and inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2.  Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.