Attachment C: Modifications to Altered Facilities

 

Please Note: Paragraph 15 of the Agreement requires that within twelve months of the effective date of this Agreement, Vail Recreation District (VRD) 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.

 

Altered Facilities:  In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in VRD facilities for which alterations commenced after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, VRD will take the following actions:

 

1.         Within 36 months of the effective date of this agreement, CRD will complete the following modifications to the John A. Dobson Ice Arena at 280 W. Meadow Drive.

 

A.        Cashier and Skate Rental Service Counter and Registration Service Counter

 

i.          The cashier and skate rental service counter and registration service counter are inaccessible because they are mounted at 41 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a counter 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

 

B.         Drinking Fountains located on West End

 

i.          The fountains located on the West end have spouts that are 36 inches above the finished floor.  Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for 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).

 

C.        Interior Ramps

 

i.          There are no handrails on the rink side of the ramp leading to the accessible seating area.  Provide a handrail on the rink side that is between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface, 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), 4.3.8, 4.8.5.

 

ii.          There is no edge protection on the rink side of the ramp leading to the accessible seating area.  Provide edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3.8, 4.8.7.

 

D.        Accessible Seating

 

i.          There is an insufficient number of wheelchair locations in the accessible seating area given the capacity of the Arena.  Provide the number of wheelchair seating areas required by the table in section 4.1.3(19)(a)),  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 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.5, 4.33.

 

E.         Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms located on West End (existing element; program access standard applies)

 

i.          The toilet room signage is inaccessible.  For each toilet room, 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 entry door opening pressure for each toilet room is greater than 5 pounds.  For each, 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 lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  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.

 

iv.         The mirror in each toilet room is inaccessible.  For each, 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

v.         The designated accessible toilet stall in the women's toilet room is inaccessible because it is 47 inches wide.  Provide a "standard" accessible toilet stall at least 60 inches wide and at least 59 inches deep (or at least 56 inches deep with a wall-mounted toilet) such that all of the stall's elements, including stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

vi.         The toilet in the designated accessible stall in each toilet room is inaccessible because the centerline of the women's toilet is 20 inches and the centerline of the men's toilet is 24 inches from the side wall.  In each, provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

 

vii.        The toilet paper dispenser in the women's toilet room 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

viii.       The toilet is inaccessible in the men's accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall.  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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

ix.         The coat hook in each accessible stall is inaccessible.  In each, 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 §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

F.         Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms located on East End (altered element)

 

i.          Each of the toilet room signs are inaccessible.  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 entry door opening pressure for each toilet room is greater than 5 pounds.  For each, 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 women's lavatory is inaccessible because it has 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

iv.         The lavatory in each room is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  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.

 

v.         The urinals are inaccessible because the rims are 24 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.5, 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

 

vi.         The toilet is inaccessible in the men's accessible stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall.  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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

G.        Locker/Toilet Room #5 on the East End   (There are 5 Locker/Toilet Rooms, but only Locker/Toilet Room # 5 has been altered).

 

i.          The room sign is not accessible and there is nothing indicating that it is the designated accessible locker/toilet room.  Provide a room sign with raised and Braille characters and with 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

ii.          There is no directional signage at other inaccessible locker/toilet rooms directing people with disabilities to use Locker/Toilet Room #5.  Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible locker/toilet rooms indicating the location of the designated accessible Locker/Toilet Room #5.  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.

 

iii.         The clothes and towel hooks in Locker Room #5 are inaccessible.  Provide clothes and towel hooks 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(12)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

iv.         Although a locker room bench is provided, it is not accessible to persons with disabilities.  Provide a 24 inch by 48 inch bench fixed to the wall along the bench's longer dimension.  Ensure that the bench has sufficient structural strength and is mounted with its surface between 17 inches and 19 inches above the finished floor.  Provide clear floor space alongside the bench to allow a person using a wheelchair to make a parallel transfer onto the bench.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(21), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.35.4, 4.26.3.

 

v.         The lavatory is inaccessible because it has 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

vi.         The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  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.

 

vii.        The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is 23 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.5, 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

 

viii.       There is no side grab bar provided in the designated accessible toilet stall.  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; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as the toilet paper dispenser.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Figs. 30(a), (d).

 

ix.         The toilet is inaccessible in the designated accessible toilet stall because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall.  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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

x.         Although 2 showers are provided in this room, neither is accessible to persons with disabilities as there are no grab bars and there is a 1 inch threshold at the entry to both showers.  Provide a shower in this room that is exactly 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep with a 48 inch long and 36 inch wide clear floor space alongside the shower opening, and an L-shaped shower seat mounted on the wall opposite the controls and extending the full depth of the stall; OR a shower that is at least 30 inches deep and 60 inches wide with no curb or threshold and with a 36 inch deep and 60 inch wide clear floor space at the shower opening.  Ensure that the shower has grab bars, controls, a shower spray unit, and a seat, curb, and enclosure, if provided, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable.  Standards § 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.