Attachment G: Modifications to Altered Facilities

 

 

1.         Parks and Recreation Department; 1406 Frederick Avenue; Built in 1964, Toilet Rooms were altered to ADA standards in 1999

 

a.         Parking

 

The parking spaces below the accessible parking signs are not defined.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide a 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.  At the van accessible space, provide a "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons 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.         Main Entrance

 

The route to the accessible entrance is paved but has deteriorated to the point that it is not longer usable by many persons with disabilities.  Provide an accessible route from the accessible parking to the accessible entrance.  The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%).  Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

c.         Service Counter

 

The top of the service counter is 41 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation.   Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, or other means.  Standards §§ 4.1.1(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

 

d.         Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms

 

i.          The toilet room signs on the men's and women's toilet rooms are not accessible.  For each, provide a toilet room sign with 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

ii.          The men's toilet room door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 13 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

iii.         The toilet paper dispenser in the toilet stall designated as being accessible for people with disabilities in the men's toilet room is located 44 inches from the back wall.  Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted within reach, with its top at least 1 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).

 

iv.         The paper towel dispensers in the men's and women's toilet rooms are at a height of 59 inches and are not operable without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist.  Provide paper towel dispensers in the men's and women's toilet rooms with mechanical controls, if any, that can be operated with 5 lbf or less and that 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).  In addition, provide these paper towel dispensers with the controls 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(13), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.27.4, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

e.         Water Fountain

 

The spout outlet height for the drinking fountain is 38 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a fountain that has a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet, and that otherwise complies with the Standards.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(10), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

2.         Warder Park; 101 East Court Avenue; Originally opened in early 1950's, gazebo built circa 1990, ramp added to gazebo for accessibility in 1992, grounds renovated in 2000

 

There are no handrails on the ramp leading to the gazebo.  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.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.8.5.

 

 

3.         Ellis Community Center; 211 Martin Circle, Built in 1969, Parking Lot and Toilet Rooms were altered to ADA standards in 1999

 

a.         Parking

           

i.          There is no designated van-accessible parking space.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space.  Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons 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.         Entrances

 

i.          The route to the accessible entrance is a paved path that has deteriorated to the point that it is unusable by some persons with disabilities.  Provide an accessible route from the accessible parking to the accessible entrance.  The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%).  Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

ii.          There is a 2 inch change in level at the threshold to the front entrance door.  Provide a door with a threshold that is no greater than inch, or is no greater than inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

iii.         There is a 1 inch change in level at the threshold to the rear entrance door.  Provide a door with a threshold that is no greater than inch, or is no greater than inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

c.         Drinking Fountain

 

The higher drinking fountain is a protruding object that is not cane-detectable.  Provide an accessible route at this location such that no object with a bottom leading edge more than 27 inches above the finished floor protrudes more than 4 inches into the walkway.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

4.         Nachand Fieldhouse; 601 E. Court Avenue; Built in 1937, Parking and Entry were altered for accessibility in 1989, Toilet Rooms were altered for accessibility in 1999.

 

a.         Parking

 

Although the parking lot has a total of 51 parking spaces, an inadequate number are designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space and three standard spaces 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b.         Entrance

 

No directional sign is present at the inaccessible entrance with directions to the accessible 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), 4.1.3(16)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13, 4.30.

 

c.         Ramp

 

The ramp is too steep and the handrail is only on one side of the ramp and is not continuous.  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 §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

 

d.         Drinking Fountain

 

There is a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who use wheelchairs but not one accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping.  For each accessible drinking fountain, provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping.  This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser, or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(10)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b).

 

 

e.         Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms

 

i.          The toilet room signs on the men's and women's toilet rooms are not accessible.  At each, provide a toilet room sign with 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

ii.          There is a 1 inch change in level at the threshold of the door to the men's toilet room.  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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

iii.         The hot water and drain pipes beneath the men's and women's lavatory are not insulated or configured to protect against contact.  At each, provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.4.