Attachment J

 

Altered Facilities

 

Please Note: Paragraph thirty five of the Settlement Agreement requires that within six months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County 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.

 

In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in County facilities, which were altered after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the following actions:

 

1. Within thirty six months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Allen County Jail, located at 417 South Calhoun:

 

A. Entrance (existing)

 

1) When the main entrance is locked, visitors must use the call button. The call button is 63 inches high and there is no policy for providing effective communication after hours for those with disabilities affecting speech or hearing. Provide a call button within accessible reach ranges at this entrance and ensure that the door will be unlocked promptly when the call button is used. Standards §§ 4.1.3(8), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.14.1. Ensure that effective communication is provided for persons with disabilities. 28 C.F.R. § 35.160.

 

2) The main entrance is inaccessible because there is a 3/4 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

B. Inmate Pods

 

1) Although there are inmate cells with some features for persons with disabilities, where such features are provided, the grab bars at the toilets are too low, there are no side grab bars, and the rear grab bars are not long enough. For each one that is required to be accessible, provide an accessible cell such that all of the cell's elements, including door width, clear floor space water closet, urinal (if provided), grab bars, lavatory, mirror (if provided), controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Where only one cell serves a particular purpose, such as a cell serving a particular courtroom, it shall be accessible. Where multiple cells are grouped together and serve the same purpose, at least one cell shall be accessible. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.22, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

2) Although accessible drinking fountains are provided in the Pods, there is no drinking fountain provided for 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), 4.1.6(1)(b).

 

3) The showers in the inmate Pods are not accessible to persons with disabilities. Provide a shower in each Pod in an area that is served by the cell for persons with disabilities. Each such shower shall be 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

 

C. Vestibule 9092 (existing)

 

1) Along the route through vestibule 9092, there is a tray shelf with a bottom leading edge of 35 inches that protrudes 8 inches into the path of travel. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

D. Visiting Area (existing)

 

1) The doors to the attorney meeting rooms are inaccessible because knob hardware is used. For each, 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.9.

2) On both the "inmate" and "visitor" sides of the visitation booths, fixed stools prevent use by persons who use wheelchairs. Provide at least one booth that is accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, both on the "inmate" side and on the "visitor" side. Each wheelchair seating area at a visitation booth shall have clear floor space at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep. Standards §§ 4.22.6, 4.19.3, Fig. 32.

 

3) The telephone receivers in the inmate visiting area are inaccessible because the phone cords provided are too short and they are not hearing aid compatible. Provide accessible telephones with a clear floor space of at least 30 inches by 48 inches that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair such that bases, enclosures, and fixed seats do not impede approaches to the telephone; with the highest operable part of the telephone mounted no more than 48 inches above the floor for a front approach or no more than 54 inches above the floor for a side approach; that is hearing aid compatible and has a volume control mechanism; with telephone books, if provided, 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; with a cord of at least 29 inches long from the telephone to the handset; and with signage that complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.1.3(17), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

4) The attorney room has insufficient clear floor space, so that when a person who uses a wheelchair is inside the room, the door cannot be closed to ensure confidential communications. Provide an unobstructed turning space at least 60 inches in diameter or a T-shaped space complying with Fig. 3(b). Standards §§ 4.2.3, Fig. 3.

 

E. Crossover to 2002 Building (altered)

 

1) The walkway between the part of the facility that was built in 1980 and the portion built in 2002 is inaccessible because there is a "transport and medical orders box" with a bottom leading edge 47 inches up from the finished floor and protruding 9 inches into the circulation route. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

2) The ramp is inaccessible because its slope exceeds 1:12. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:10 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 and 1 inches from the wall, 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.

 

F. Single User Toilet Room Across from H14 (altered)

 

1) No accessible signage is provided. Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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.

 

2) The pressure required to open the door is 14 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).

 

3) The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 53 inches above the finished floor and require a forward reach. Provide a paper towel dispenser with the controls 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, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

4) 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.

 

5) The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 41 inches from the rear 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).

 

6) The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the overall length of the grab bar is only 33 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.4, Fig. 29.

 

G. Single User Toilet Room in Break Room (altered)

 

1) The signage is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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.

 

2) 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).

 

3) The door to the single user toilet room in the Break Room, which is accessed from the latch side of the door, is inaccessible from its pull side because it has only 11 inches of maneuvering clearance due to the presence of the vending machine. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

4) The route within the toilet room is inaccessible because the paper towel dispenser protrudes into the 8 inches into a circulation route and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route within the toilet room 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 the room. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

5) The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 41 inches from the rear 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).

 

6) The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is only 33 inches long. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.4, Fig. 29.

 

H. Holding Cells H12 and H13. Neither of these holding cells have accessible toilets, lavatories, or mirrors. Provide an accessible holding cell at this location such that all of the cell's elements, including door width, clear floor space, water closet, grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, 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.

 

I. Lock Up Lobby - Bail Area Single User Toilet Rooms - Left and Right. (Altered) For each:

 

1) No accessible signage is provided. Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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.

 

2) The paper towel dispenser is a protruding object that would not be detectable to a blind person who uses 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

3) The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is only 33 inches long. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.4, Fig. 29.

 

4) (Right only) The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 40-1/2 inches from the rear 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).

 

J. Drinking Fountain in Lock Up Lobby Area: Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for 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), 4.1.6(1)(b).

 

K. Lobby Lock Up - Bail Area (Altered)

 

1) The route within the Look Up Lobby Area is inaccessible because the Clerk's Mailbox protrudes out 8 inches, with a bottom leading edge 34 inches above the finished floor). 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

2) The telephone at the Lock Up Lobby /Bail Area is inaccessible because the coin slot is mounted 55 inches above the finished floor, the cord is only 24 inches long, provide an accessible telephone with a clear floor space of at least 30 inches by 48 inches that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair such that bases, enclosures, and fixed seats do not impede approaches to the telephone; with the highest operable part of the telephone mounted no more than 48 inches above the floor for a front approach or no more than 54 inches above the floor for a side approach; that is hearing aid compatible and has a volume control mechanism; with telephone books, if provided, 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; with a cord of at least 29 inches long from the telephone to the handset; and with signage that complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.1.3(17), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

3) The telephone counter protrudes 12 inches in the circulation path with a bottom leading edge at 34 inches above the finished floor. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

L. Visitor's Entrance Drinking Fountain (altered area): Although 2 drinking fountains are provided, the water pressure and knee clearance height are inadequate. Provide at least one drinking fountain with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; and a spout located at the front of the unit that directs the water flow in a trajectory that is nearly parallel to the front of the unit and is positioned so the flow of water is within 3 inches of the front edge of the fountain and at least 4 inches high. Ensure that fountain controls are operable with one hand, require 5 lbf or less to operate without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist; and are front mounted or side mounted near the front edge. Standards §§ 4.1.3(10), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

M. Visitor's Entrance - Women's and Men's Toilet Room with Stalls. For each:

 

1) The toilet room sign is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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.

 

2) The pressure required to open the door is 15-16 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).

 

3) 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 §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

4) 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 § 4.19.4.

 

5) The air dryer has a bottom leading edge at 40-1/2 inches above the finished floor and it protrudes 10 inches into the circulation path. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

6) There is no toilet stall provided for people who use wheelchairs. 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.

 

7) Toilet Stall for Ambulatory Persons with Disabilities

 

a) The partitions are 38 inches apart. Provide at least one stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with a toilet 18 inches from each wall or partition, an outward swinging, self-closing door, and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d).

 

b) There are 2-1/2 inches between the bar and the wall. Provide grab bars such that there is 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

 

c) No accessible coat hook has been provided. 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.

 

d) (Women's only) The sanitary napkin disposal container obstructs the use of the side grab bar. Provide a side grab bar that has 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, Fig. 39.

 

2. Within twelve months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the South Barn, located at 8317 Tillman Road :

 

A. Although the parking lot has a total of 8 parking spaces, there are no spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space and standard space 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. Entrance at Office: The door has inadequate clearance on the pull side, which requires a latch side approach. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

C. The threshold at the entrance door is 1-1/2 inches high. 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.

 

D. The door in the hallway connecting the old and new areas has inadequate clearance on the pull side. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

E. The office counter is too high and no equivalent facilitation is provided. 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, 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.

 

F. Throughout the facility, the fire extinguishers are protruding objects that would not be detectable to a blind person who uses 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

G. Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms with Stalls Near Office. For each:

 

1) No accessible toilet room sign is provided. Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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.

 

2) The door to the toilet room is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 17 and 12 pounds, respectively. 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).

 

3) (Women's only): The door swings into the clear floor space required at the lavatory. Ensure that no door swings into the required clear floor space at any accessible fixture. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.2.

 

4) (Women's only): The soap dispenser is mounted with controls at 50 inches and requires a forward reach. Provide a soap dispenser with the controls 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, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

5) 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

6) The cabinet-style lavatory has no knee clearance for persons who use wheelchairs. 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.

 

7) There is no toilet stall that is provided for persons with disabilities. 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.

 

8) (Men's only) The door to the Men's Toilet Room, which is accessed with a forward approach, is inaccessible because it has inadequate maneuvering clearance on the pull side of the door. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

 

 

H. Toilet Room of Tractor Room in Maintenance Garage (Unisex) (altered)

 

1) There is no accessible signage. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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.

 

2) The door requires 13 pounds of force to operate. 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).

 

3) 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

4) The only sink in this room is a deep utility-style sink that is not accessible to persons with disabilities. 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.

 

5) Toilet Stall

 

a) The toilet stall is only 55 inches wide. Provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

 

b) No accessible coat hook has been provided. 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.

 

6) The shower is inaccessible. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

 

3. Within twelve months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to East Allen Probation, located at 925 Main Street: (all elements mentioned here are altered)

 

A. Although 1 of the 10 spaces is designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, there is no access aisle, no "van-accessible" signage; and the area where the access aisle would most likely be placed has a severe slope. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. The front entrance door 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

C. The interior door at the entrance vestibule requires 12 pounds of force to operate. 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).

 

D. The permanent room signage is not accessible to persons with disabilities. Provide permanent room signage with upper case, sans serif or simple serif type letters and numerals, meeting the requirements of the Standards for character height, raised characters, finish and contrast, accompanied by Grade 2 Braille; mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

E. Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, there is only one visual alarm appliance and it is located at the front of the facility. Provide visual alarm devices in toilet rooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use. Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate. Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal. In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. Standards §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.28.3.

 

F. Although there is one drinking fountain, the spout height is 37-1/2 inches above the finished floor. Provide at least one drinking fountain with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; and a spout located at the front of the unit that directs the water flow in a trajectory that is nearly parallel to the front of the unit and is positioned so the flow of water is within 3 inches of the front edge of the fountain and at least 4 inches high. Ensure that fountain controls are operable with one hand, require 5 lbf or less to operate without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist; and are front mounted or side mounted near the front edge. Standards §§ 4.1.3(10), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

G. Single-User Toilet Room - Unisex

 

1) The signage is not accessible. Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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.

 

2) The paper towel dispenser is a protruding object that is not cane-detectable. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

3) The top of the lavatory rim is 35 inches above the finished floor. 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.

 

4) The toilet flush control is on the "closed" side of the room. 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, 4.27.4.

 

5) The toilet paper dispenser is mounted above the side grab bar and interferes with its use. Provide a side grab bar that has 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, 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

 

6) The far end of the side grab bar is 45-1/2 inches from the rear wall. Provide a side grab bar that is at least 42 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 54 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.4, Fig. 29(b).

 

4. Within twenty four months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Youth Services Center - Main Office, located at 11707 Lima Road: (existing)

 

A. Although 2 of the 30 parking spaces are designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, none is designated as a "van accessible" space that is served by a 96 inch wide access aisle. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space and 1 standard space 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 §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. There is no accessible route to any of the playground equipment or to the basketball court. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting each of 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 §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

C. Many of the interior doors require more than 5 pounds of force to operate. For each, provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards §§ 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

D. None of the permanent room signage is accessible. Provide permanent room signage with upper case, sans serif or simple serif type letters and numerals, meeting the requirements of the Standards for character height, raised characters, finish and contrast, accompanied by Grade 2 Braille; mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door. Standards §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

E. Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, the alarm system is inaccessible because visual alarm appliances are not provided where required. Provide visual alarm devices in toilet rooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use. Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate. Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal. In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. Standards §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.28.3.

 

F. Many of the interior doors have round door knobs. For each, 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.

 

G. The fire extinguishers throughout the facility are protruding objects that would not be detectable to a blind person who uses a cane. Provide an accessible route at each of these locations 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

H. The drinking fountains in the lobby and in the Girls' Unit are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. Provide at least one drinking fountain with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; and a spout located at the front of the unit that directs the water flow in a trajectory that is nearly parallel to the front of the unit and is positioned so the flow of water is within 3 inches of the front edge of the fountain and at least 4 inches high. Ensure that fountain controls are operable with one hand, require 5 lbf or less to operate without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist; and are front mounted or side mounted near the front edge. Additionally, 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 §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

I. The Men's and Women's single user toilet rooms off the main lobby contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet room, 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.

 

J. Exit Doors from the Boys' and Girls' Units. For each:

 

1) The door provides only 31 inches of clear opening width. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

 

2) There is a 2 inch step at the door landing. Provide an accessible route that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must have, in the absence of a curb ramp or ramp, 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.

 

K. The Boys' and Girls' Units bathrooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. For each Unit, provide an accessible bathroom such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, toilet stall size and arrangement, stall door, urinal (if provided), grab bars, shower, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, 4.21, Figs. 30, 35, 36, 37.

 

L. The drinking fountain in the Boys' Unit is accessible to persons who use wheelchairs, but there is no unit that is accessible for persons 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).

 

M. The picnic tables outside the Boys' Unit are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. Provide at least one picnic table on an accessible route such that there is knee space at the table at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep, and such that the height of the top of the table is between 28 inches and 34 inches above the ground. Standards §§ 4.1.3(18), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.32.3, 4.32.4.

 

N. Cafeteria Men's and Women's Single User Toilet Rooms (new). For each:

 

1) The toilet room sign is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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.

 

2) 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 §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

3) The doors require 15 (Women's) and 16 (Men's) pounds of force to operate. 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).

 

4) No accessible coat hook has been provided. 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.

 

5) The soap dispenser is mounted with the controls at 51 inches above the finished floor, with a forward approach required. Provide a soap dispenser with the controls 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, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

6) The air dryer is a protruding object that would not be detectable to a blind person who uses 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

7) 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.

 

8) The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 20 inches from the side wall. 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, 4.16.2, Fig. 28.

 

9) (Women's only) The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

 

5. Within thirty six months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Fox Island County Park and Nature Preserve, located at 7324 Yohne Road:

 

A. Gatehouse (New)

 

1) There is a 3 inch vertical rise to the entrance landing. Provide at least one accessible route into the Gatehouse that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must have, in the absence of a curb ramp or ramp 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.

 

2) The entry door is inaccessible because there is a 1-3/4 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

B. Nature Center (New)

 

1) Although 3 of the approximately 24 parking spaces are designated by vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility, there are no striped spaces or access aisles, the spaces are not level, and there is no "van accessible" signage. 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 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

2) The concession counter in the lobby is 42 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. Standards §§ 4.1.1(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 7.2(1), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

 

3) The permanent room signage is inaccessible to persons who are blind or who have low vision. Provide permanent room signage with upper case, sans serif or simple serif type letters and numerals, meeting the requirements of the Standards for character height, raised characters, finish and contrast, accompanied by Grade 2 Braille; mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

4) Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, visual alarm appliances are not provided in some rooms where they are required. Provide visual alarm devices in toilet rooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use. Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate. Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal. In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. Standards §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.28.3.

 

5) The classrooms are is inaccessible to people with hearing impairments because the is no assistive listening system (ALS). Provide a permanently installed assistive listening system (ALS) or a portable ALS with an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring necessary to support a portable assistive listening system. Also provide at least 2 receivers for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30, 4.33.

 

6) The higher drinking fountain located near the toilet rooms would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a high drinking fountain at this location such that its bottom leading edges measure no more than 27 inches above the finished floor or protrude no more than 4 inches into the walkway. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

 

7) Women and Men's Toilet Rooms with Stalls. For each:

 

a) The toilet room sign is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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, 4.30.7.

 

b) The entry door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 12 pounds for the women's toilet room and 15 pounds for the men's room. Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

c) The door, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because it has only 10 inches of maneuvering clearance on the push side of the door. latch side of the door. On the push side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 48 inches deep and provide a minimum of 12 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door, or remove the closer or the latch. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

d) The route inside the toilet rooms is inaccessible because the wall-mounted cabinet protrudes into the main walkway and would not be 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.

 

e) The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge of the apron height is 26 inches above the finished floor. 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.

 

f) The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water and drain 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), 4.22.6, 4.19.4.

 

g) (Men's only): The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 19 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig.

 

C. The ramp located at the exit of the Nature Center Toward Deck (New) is inaccessible due to a loose gravel surface and a lack of handrails and there are 2 steps between the ramp and the deck; accordingly, there is no accessible route to the deck. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

D. Maintenance Building (New)

 

1) There are no striped spaces or access aisles in the gravel parking lot, the surface is not stable, the spaces are not level, and there is no "van accessible" signage. 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 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

2) The building is inaccessible because there is no accessible route to the facility, there is a step onto the landing, there is a 2-1/2 inch threshold at the door, and the door uses knob hardware. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

3) Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, the alarm system is inaccessible because no visual alarms are provided. Provide visual alarm devices in toilet rooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use. Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate. Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal. In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. Standards §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.28.3.

 

4) Shower/Toilet Room - Single User - Unisex

 

a) The toilet room sign is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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.

 

b) The entry door is inaccessible due to the presence of a table at the door entry which does not allow the door to open at 90 degrees. Provide a clear opening at least 32 inches wide when measured from the face of the door to the opposite stop when the door is opened 90 degrees and 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, 4.13.5, 4.13.9.

 

c) No accessible coat hook has been provided. 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), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

d) 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.

 

e) The towel dispenser height is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 62 inches above the finished floor. Provide a towel dispenser height with the controls 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), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

f) 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), 4.22.6, 4.19.4.

 

g) The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 19 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.2, Fig. 28.

 

h) The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

 

i) The toilet paper dispenser is above the side grab bar and interferes with its use. Provide a side grab bar that has 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, Fig. 39.

 

j) The shower is inaccessible. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

 

E. Men's and Women's Exterior Toilet Rooms at the Kiosk (Existing) are inaccessible. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet room, 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.

 

F. Bird House/Observation Building (Existing)

 

1) Although there are approximately 30 parking spaces, none of them are designated for persons with disabilities.. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space and 1 standard space 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).

 

2) The entrance to the Bird House is inaccessible due to knob hardware and a two-inch high threshold. Provide a designated accessible entrance that has a minimum clear opening width of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop; that has either an automatic door operator or clear and level maneuvering clearance that complies fully with Fig. 25; and that has a threshold not exceeding inch in height and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Ensure that all hardware and operating devices have shapes that are easy to grasp with one hand and do not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate; and that they are mounted no higher than 48 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.13, Figs. 24, 25.

 

3) Men's and Women's Single User Toilet Rooms (existing). Each of these single user toilet rooms contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. At each, 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22, 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

6. Within twenty four months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Courthouse Annex, located at 113 West Berry Street: (altered)

 

A. Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, the alarm system is inaccessible because visual alarms are not provided in all meeting rooms. Provide visual alarm devices in all meeting rooms and any other general usage areas. Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate. Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal. In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. Standards §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.28.3.

 

B. Courtrooms - All (altered)

 

1) Some of the courtroom doors are inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is greater than 5 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).

 

2) The courtrooms are inaccessible to people with hearing impairments because there is no assistive listening system (ALS). Provide a permanently installed ALS or a portable ALS with an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring necessary to support a portable assistive listening system. Also provide one receiver for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30, 4.33.

 

C. Small Claims Scheduling Office (First Floor)

 

1) The reception area counters (front and side) are inaccessible because they are mounted at 38 and 40 inches, respectively, above the finished floor. Provide at least one 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

 

2) The route to the side counter is inaccessible because the counter protrudes into the main walkway and would not be 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

D. Third Floor Payments Office

 

1) The counter is 42 inches above the finished floor and no equivalent facilitation is provided. 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, 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.

 

2) The counter is a protruding object that is not cane-detectable. 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

E. Although two accessible drinking fountains are provided on the first floor, there is no drinking fountain provided for 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), 4.1.6(1)(b).

 

F. The telephone on the first floor is inaccessible. Provide an accessible telephone with a clear floor space of at least 30 inches by 48 inches that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair such that bases, enclosures, and fixed seats do not impede approaches to the telephone; with the highest operable part of the telephone mounted no more than 48 inches above the floor for a front approach or no more than 54 inches above the floor for a side approach; that is hearing aid compatible and has a volume control mechanism; with telephone books, if provided, 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; with a cord of at least 29 inches long from the telephone to the handset; and with signage that complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.1.3(17), 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

G. The toilet room with stalls on the first floor (altered) are inaccessible. There is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet room, 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.

 

H. Unisex First Floor Single User Toilet Room

 

1) The route inside the unisex single user toilet room on the first floor is inaccessible because a dispenser protrudes into the walkway and would not be 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 § 4.4.

 

2) The soap dispenser is mounted with controls are 50 inches above the finished floor and requires a forward reach. Provide a soap dispenser with the controls 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, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

3) The paper towel dispenser is mounted with controls at 61-1/2 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel dispenser with the controls 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, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

I. The elevator is inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, when tested with a silent call, the dispatcher who answered the call was unable to locate the source of the call. Consequently, the system does not work without voice communication. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication. Standards §§ 4.10.14, 4.13(5).

 


7. Within thirty six months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the City/County Building, located at 1 East Main Street: (altered)

 

A. Parking Garage (new)

 

1) Although the lower level parking garage (employee parking) has a total of 181 parking spaces, an inadequate number are designated as reserved for people with disabilities. The lower level is inaccessible to vans because the vertical clearance is 93 inches and thus no van accessible spaces can be located on these levels. On the lower level, on the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 5 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

2) Although Levels 1-5 have a total of approximately 891 spaces, and inadequate number are designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Levels 2-5 are inaccessible to vans because the vertical clearance is 93 inches and thus no van accessible spaces can be located on these levels. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 14 standard spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities, and, on the first level, provide 4 van accessible spaces. 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), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. The route is inaccessible between the garage and the facility, because the only way to get into the facility from the parking garage is to go through a revolving door. Provide a fully accessible door adjacent to the revolving door. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.

 

C. The elevator is inaccessible because the door to the emergency communications requires tight grasping and pinching. Provide a compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.1.3(5), 4.10.14.

 

D. Throughout the facility, many of the computer stations and tables that are provided for public use have inadequate knee clearance. At each, provide a computer on a table or counter that has clear floor space that is 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep, knee clearance at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep, and a writing surface between 28 and 34 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.1.3(18), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.2.4.1, 4.32.

 

E. Many of the conference rooms, hearing rooms, chambers, and other rooms with 50 or more fixed seats or with built-in sound systems are inaccessible to persons who are hard of hearing because no assistive listening system is available. At each, provide a permanently installed assistive listening system (ALS) or a portable ALS with an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring necessary to support a portable assistive listening system. Also provide an adequate number of receivers for use by the general public and signage at each meeting or other room implicated by this paragraph indicating their availability. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30, 4.33.

 

F. Throughout the facility, the centerline of the permanent room signage is mounted higher than 60 inches above the finished floor. Provide permanent room signage mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

G. Many of the interior doors require more than 5 pounds of force to operate. For each, provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards §§ 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

H. Many of the interior doors have round door knobs. For each, 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.

 

I. Some doors have inadequate maneuvering clearance on the pull side; usually a forward approach. For each, on the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Alternately, provide a program access solution, such as propping the door open at all times the office is open to the public, or train staff to provide assistance. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

J. Although there are four or more public telephones, they are inaccessible because they are not hearing aid compatible and lack a volume control mechanism, and a TTY is not provided. Provide at least one accessible public TTY with appropriate signage. Provide an accessible telephone with a clear floor space of at least 30 inches by 48 inches that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair such that bases, enclosures, and fixed seats do not impede approaches to the telephone; with the highest operable part of the telephone mounted no more than 48 inches above the floor for a front approach or no more than 54 inches above the floor for a side approach; that is hearing aid compatible and has a volume control mechanism; with telephone books, if provided, 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; with a cord of at least 29 inches long from the telephone to the handset; and with signage that complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.1.3(17), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.7(3) 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

K. Although two drinking fountains are provided on each floor, there is no way for people who use wheelchairs to get water from the fountains because the fountains are not accessible and the cup dispensers are mounted too high. At group of fountains, provide a cup dispenser with a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that it 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.

 

L. Some of the service counters are too high. For each, 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, a clip board made available to the public, or other means. Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

M. Sheriff's Department - Room B20 - County Communications (altered)

 

1) The intercom system is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 52 inches above the finished floor over an 18 inch obstruction and requires a forward approach. Provide an intercom 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. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

2) No accessible coat hook has been provided in the locker room. 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.

 

3) The copy room is inaccessible because there is insufficient turn around space. Ensure that the space has sufficient clear floor space to allow a person using a wheelchair to make a 180-degree turn inside the room and that no door swings into any part of the turning space. Standards §§ 4.1.3(21), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.35, 4.30, 4.26.3, 4.2, 4.3, Fig. 3.

 

4) The conference room door is inaccessible because there is a 1 and 3/4 inch threshold. 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.

 

N. 9 1 1 City Reception Area - City Communications

 

1) Although a higher coat rack is available, no accessible coat hook has been provided. 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.

O. Toilet Rooms with Stalls, Lower Level (Existing). For each:

 

1) There is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet room, 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.

 

P. Lockup B115

 

1) The entry door is inaccessible because it has an opening width of only 31 inches. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

 

2) The holding cell is inaccessible to people with disabilities. For each that is required to be accessible, provide an accessible cell such that all of the cell's elements, including door width, clear floor space, water closet, grab bars, lavatory, mirror (if provided), controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13(11), 4.22, 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs.28, 29. When only one cell serves a particular purpose, such as a cell serving a particular courtroom, it shall be accessible. Where multiple cells are grouped together and serve the same purpose, at least one cell serving the purpose shall be accessible.

 

Q. The elevators are inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, the caller's location cannot be determined by the dispatcher answering the call. Consequently, the system does not work without voice communication. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication. Standards §§ 4.10.14, 4.13(5).

 

R. The entry door at the South Side is inaccessible because there is a one inch high threshold. 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.

 

S. The telephones into the main walkway on the first floor, south entrance, protrude into the main walkway and would not be 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 § 4.4.

 

T. The ropes that cordon off a pathway to the teller windows and the teller windows in the County Treasurer, Room 100 would not be detectable to a blind person who uses 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

U. City Council Chambers, Room 126, has fixed seating but no locations for people who use wheelchairs. Provide four 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 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.

 

V. Public Toilet Rooms with Stalls, First Floor, by Elevators: For each:

 

1) The toilet room sign is mounted on the door. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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, 4.30.7.

 

2) 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 §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

3) Lavatory

 

a) The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge of the apron height is 27 inches. 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 § 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

b) 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 § 4.19.4.

 

4) There is no accessible stall provided. 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.

 

5) (Women's only) 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 § 4.19.6.

 

6) (Women's only) The sanitary napkin dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted at 58 inches above the finished floor and a forward reach is required. Provide a dispenser 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). Ensure that the controls are a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that it 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.27.4, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

W. County Council Chambers/Commissioner's Courtroom, Room 200: The meeting room containing 60 seats is inaccessible because there is no wheelchair seating. Provide four 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 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.

 

X. Media Conference Room 1: The coat rack is a protruding object because it protrudes into the main walkway and would not be 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 § 4.4.

 

Y. Immunization Clinic, Room 503: Unisex Single User Toilet Room: There is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet room, 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.

 

Z. Health Department, Break Room, Room 501 (altered)

 

1) The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 51 inches above the finished floor and a forward reach over a 16 inch obstruction. Provide a dispenser 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. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

2) The microwave is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 51 inches above the finished floor and require a forward reach. Provide a microwave 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. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

AA. Clinical Lab, STD, Room 505 (altered)

 

1) The chemical contamination shower in the STD Clinic is inaccessible. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

 

BB. The entry door to the Department of Planning Services/Permits, Room 630 (altered) is inaccessible because there is a 1 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

CC. The rope barriers in Room 270 (City Utilities- altered) would not be detectable to a blind person who uses 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

DD. Mayor's Office (existing)

 

1) The microwave in the kitchen is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 66 inches above the finished floor and require a side approach. Provide a microwave 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. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

EE. Comptroller's Office Kitchen (altered)

 

1) The kitchen is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. Provide clear floor space in the kitchen that complies with Fig. 28. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.2, Fig. 28.

September 8, 2009