Attachment I: Access to City Programs Housed in Others' Facilities

 

            Access to County Programs Housed in Others' Facilities:  In order to ensure that the County's programs, services, and activities that are operated at facilities owned or controlled by other entities as listed below are, when viewed in their entirety, readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will ensure that the actions listed below have been accomplished.  Alternatively, for any barrier listed below that has not been timely addressed, within 15 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County and the Department will work cooperatively to develop and the County will implement a written plan regarding how the County program, activity, or service at issue will be made accessible to persons with disabilities, when viewed in its entirety.

 

 

1.         City-County Building; 501 East Court Avenue.  Owned by the Building Authority.  Within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the City will implement and report to the Department its written plan regarding how the facility will be made accessible to persons with disabilities, including the violations listed below.

 

a.         Parking

 

i.          The Watt Street parking lot is inaccessible and lacks signage directing visitors with disabilities to the accessible parking spaces adjacent to the jail.  Provide accessible, directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible parking lots directing users to the accessible lot, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all accessible parking lots.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.

 

ii.          There is no designated van-accessible parking space.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  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), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

iii.         The accessible parking spaces adjacent to the jail do not have the correct signs designating the spaces as reserved.  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.  Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

iv.         Although the parking lot has a total of 300 parking spaces, an inadequate number are designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide seven 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.  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.   Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b.         Ramp

           

At least one ramp handrail extension at the bottom of the ramp is not rounded or returned smoothly to the ground or post and is a protruding object.  Provide handrails that 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 do not rotate within their fittings.  Standards § 4.8.5.

           

c.         Service Counters

           

i.          The top of the service counter in the Sewer Office is 43 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a service 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, a clip board made available to the public, or other means.  Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

ii.          The top of the service counter in the Clerk and Treasurer's Office is 43 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a service 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, a clip board made available to the public, or other means.  Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

iii.         The information shelves in the Building Commissioner's Office are mounted 63 inches above the finished floor.  Provide accessible information shelves that are located between 15 and 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach or between 9 and 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach; and that have a clear floor space in front that is 30 inches wide by 48 inches deep.  Standards §§ 9.2.2(4), 4.25, 4.27.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

                       

                       

d.         Elevator

                       

The elevator control panel of the elevator for City Court does not have raised characters and Braille.  Provide car control buttons that are at least inch in their smallest dimension and are raised or flush and that are designated by Braille and by raised standard alphabet characters for letters, arabic characters for numerals, or standard symbols.  Ensure that the call button for the main entry floor is designated by a raised star at the left of the floor designation; that all raised designations for control buttons are placed immediately to the left of the buttons to which they apply; that floor buttons are provided with visual indicators to show when each call is registered and are extinguished when each call is answered; that all floor buttons are no higher than 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach and no more than 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach; and that emergency controls, including the emergency alarm and emergency stop, are grouped at the bottom of the panel and have their centerlines no less than 35 inches above the finished floor.  Standards § 4.10.12, Fig. 23.

 

e.         City Court

           

i.          The doors to the City Court have knob hardware.  Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.  Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.  Standards § 4.13.9.

 

ii.         The City Court lacks informational signage designating it as a permanent room.  Provide a City Court door 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), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6. 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

           

f.          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.  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).

 

g.         Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms

 

i.          First Floor

 

a.         The top of the toilet seats in the accessible toilet room stalls designated for people who use wheelchairs measure 21 inches above the finished floor.  In each, provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.16.3, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

 

b.         (Men's only) The coat hook in the stall designated for people who use wheelchairs is not accessible.  Provide a coat hook 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 §§ 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

c.         The hot water pipes beneath the lavatories in the toilet rooms are not insulated or configured to protect against contact.  Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  Standards § 4.19.4.

 

d.         The controls of the paper towel dispensers in the toilet rooms are at a height of 62 inches and the dispensers protrude more than 4 inches into the path of travel.  Provide a paper towel dispenser in each toilet room such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair.  Additionally, provide an accessible route at each such 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.4.

 

e.         There is an audible alarm in the toilet rooms, but no visual alarm.  Provide a visual alarm appliance in each toilet room.  Standards §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

ii.         Second Floor

 

a.         There is no directional signage at the inaccessible toilet rooms on the second floor to identify the location of accessible toilet rooms on the first floor.  Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at the inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet rooms, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all accessible toilet rooms.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.1.6(3)(e)(iii), 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, 4.30.7.