Attachment F: Modifications to Newly Constructed Facilities

 

Please note: As required by Paragraph 37 of the Agreement, within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will install 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.

 

Newly Constructed Facilities:  In order to ensure that the spaces and elements in County facilities for which construction was commenced after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the actions listed below.

 

1.         Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Planning and Community Development Offices:

 

a.         Parking and Entrance

 

i.          Although the parking lot has a total of 15 parking spaces, there is no van accessible parking space.   On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 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).

 

ii.          The route from the parking lot to the entrance is inaccessible because the surface is not firm, stable, or slip resistant and there is a 3 inch step at the entrance.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one van accessible space a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide, with vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).  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), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

iii.         The interior door at the entrance is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 11 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

b.         Women's Toilet Room with Stalls

 

i.          The toilet room sign is not located on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door.  Provide a toilet room sign 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 door to the women's toilet room is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 12 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

iii.         The toilet is inaccessible because the door swings into the clear floor space.  Ensure that no door swings into the required clear floor space at any accessible fixture.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.2.

 

iv.         The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar.  Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

v.         The toilet seat cover dispenser is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the rear grab bar.  Provide a seat cover dispenser such that it is mounted within reach and complies 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.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

vi.         The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge is too low.  Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

c.         Men's Toilet Room with Stalls

 

i.          The toilet room sign is not located on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door.  Provide a toilet room sign 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 door to the men's toilet room is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 10 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

iii.         The toilet is inaccessible because the door swings into the clear floor space.  Ensure that no door swings into the required clear floor space at any accessible fixture.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.2.

 

iv.         The lavatory is inaccessible because there is inadequate knee clearance.  Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

                                   

2.         Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Road Department:

 

a.         Parking

 

i.          The parking spaces required to be reserved for persons with disabilities are not marked and their surfaces are not firm, stable, and slip resistance.  Determine the total number of parking spaces in this lot, and on the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide the appropriate number of van accessible spaces and standard spaces designated as reserved for use by people with disabilities.  Ensure that standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide.  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).

 

b.         Accessible Route

 

i.          The route from the parking area to the entrance to the Road Department is inaccessible because the surface is not firm, stable, and slip resistant.  The accessible parking must be on the shortest accessible route to the 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), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

c.         Entrances

 

i.          The two entrances are inaccessible because there is a change in level at the threshold to the door greater than inch.  Provide accessible doors 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), 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

d.         Accessible Route

 

i.          The route to the interior elements of the Road Department is inaccessible because it is obstructed by furniture and clothes.  Provide and maintain an accessible route to the interior elements with a minimum clear width of 36 inches, except at doors, where the width may decrease to 32 inches.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.3.3, 4.13.5.

 

ii.          The route through the interior area of the Road Department is inaccessible because it is only 26 inches wide between a bookcase and a desk.  Provide an accessible route to the office area with a minimum clear width of 36 inches, except at doors, where the width may decrease to 32 inches.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.3.3, 4.13.5.

 

iii.         The door to the employee office is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.  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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

e.         Unisex Toilet Room

 

i.          The unisex toilet room sign is not located on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door.  Provide a toilet room sign 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 door to the unisex toilet room is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires twisting of the wrist to operate.  Provide a door with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist.  Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.2, 4.13.9.

 

iii.         No accessible mirror has been provided.  Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

iv.         The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 15 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a toilet with a seat that is 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.3, Fig. 29(b).

 

v.         The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar.  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), 4.22.4, 4.16.6, Fig. 29(b).

 

vi.         The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 36 inches in overall length.   Provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.4, Fig. 29(b).

 

vii.        The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 24 inches in overall length.  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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.4, Fig. 29.

 

3.         Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Agricultural Center:

 

a.         Parking

 

i.          Although the parking lot has a total of five spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities and one van accessible space, the spaces are not clearly demarcated and there are no access aisles.  The parking areas are not firm, stable, and slip resistant.  Determine the total number of spaces provided in the lot.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide the appropriate number of van accessible spaces and standard spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Ensure that standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide.  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).

 

b.         Accessible Route

 

i.          There is no accessible route between the accessible parking and the entrance.  Provide a route between the accessible parking and the entrance that has 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), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

ii.          There is no level landing within the required maneuvering clearance of the entrance door.  Provide a door that has either an automatic door operator or clear and level maneuvering clearance that complies fully with Fig. 25.  §§ 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.13.6, Fig. 25.

 

c.         Cooperative Extension Service

 

i.          Women's Toilet Room with Stalls

 

(1)        The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 20 inches from the side wall.  Provide a toilet with a centerline that is 18 inches from the near side wall.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

 

(2)        The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side, away from the clear floor space needed to access it.  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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

ii.          Men's Toilet Room with Stalls

 

(1)        The door to the men's toilet room is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 10 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

(2)        No accessible mirror has been provided.  Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

iii.         Drinking Fountain

 

(1)        The hi-lo drinking fountain near the men's toilet room is inaccessible because the high fountain is not detectable to a blind person using a cane.  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 §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

 

iv.         Large Conference/Party Room

 

(1)        The door to the conference room/party room is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 10 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

v.         Arena - Indoor Riding Building

 

(1)        The route from the Agricultural Center building to the Arena is inaccessible because the surface is not stable, firm, and slip resistant.  Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting these elements that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public.  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), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

(2)        The bleachers in the arena have no wheelchair seating areas.  Provide at least two wheelchair seating areas, each with a minimum clear ground or floor space of 66 inches wide by 48 inches deep for forward or rear access, or 66 inches wide by 60 inches deep for side access.  Ensure that the ground or floor at all wheelchair locations is level, firm, stable, and slip resistant; that wheelchair seating areas are an integral part of the fixed seating plan and are located so as to provide people with physical disabilities a choice of admission prices and lines of sight comparable to those available for members of the general public; that wheelchair seating areas adjoin an accessible route that also serves as a means of egress in case of emergency; and that at least one fixed companion seat is provided next to each wheelchair seating area.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(a), 4.5, 4.33.

 

4.         Rio Fernando Fire District (Polling Place):

 

a.         Parking

 

i.          The parking area is unmarked and there are no designated accessible parking spaces.  Determine the total number of parking spaces in this lot, and on the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide the appropriate number of van accessible space and standard spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Ensure that standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide.  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).

 

b.         Accessible Route

 

i.          The entrance to the voting area is inaccessible because there is a 2 inch change in level at the threshold to the door.  Provide an accessible 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 §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

c.         Unisex Toilet Room

 

i.          The unisex toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements.  Provide an accessible toilet room such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, urinal (if provided), grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22, 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.