Attachment K

 

Existing 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 each of the County's programs, services, and activities operating at a facility that is the subject of this Agreement, when viewed in its entirety, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility impairments, the County will take the following actions:

 

 

1. Deer Run located at 18722 SR 101:

 

A. There are many barriers to access for persons with disabilities at this facility. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will submit for the Department's approval a written plan for providing access for persons with disabilities to the programs currently held at Deer Run. Such plan shall not unnecessarily segregate persons with disabilities. The approved plan shall be fully implemented with two years of the effective date of this Agreement.

 

2. Within thirty six months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Keystone Building located at 602 and 606 S. Calhoun Street:

A. Many of the interior doors, including those at the offices for Voter Registration, Election Board, Prosecutor Support, and Prosecutor's Office 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).

 

B. The permanent room signage throughout the building is not 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.

 

C. Election Board: The entrance door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

D. Elevator

 

1) The elevator lacks hoistway signage on the third floor. Provide signage at hoistway entrances with raised and Braille floor designations on both jambs such that the centerline of the characters is 60 inches above the finished floor and the characters are 2 inches high. Standards § 4.10.5, Fig. 20.

 

2) The elevator is inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, when tested there was no response and the dispatcher was unable to locate the source of the call. Consequently, the system cannot be used without voice communication. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication. Standards §§ 4.1.3(5), 4.10.14.

 

E. First, Second, and Third Floor Drinking Fountains. For each:

 

1) 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).

 

2) Except when chairs are positioned to flank the fountain, it is inaccessible because it is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide and maintain 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.

 

F. Lobby - First Floor Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms with Stalls. For each:

 

1) The toilet room lacks an accessible sign. 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) The pressure required to open the door is more than 5 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

3) The door is inaccessible because it uses knob hardware. Provide a door with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

4) (Women's only): The door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 6-1/2 inches of maneuvering 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 § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

5) (Women's only): The door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 10 inches of maneuvering clearance on the push side. 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).

 

6) 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 §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

7) (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.

 

8) The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 67 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

9) The paper towel dispenser is not cane detectable and is, therefore, a protruding object. Provide an accessible route 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

 

10) (Women's only): The sanitary napkin dispenser is mounted with its controls at 57 inches above the finished floor. Provide a sanitary napkin 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

11) The bottom edge of the lavatory apron is 25 3/4 above the finished floor and the lavatory hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. 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; knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31; hot water and drain pipes covered or otherwise configured to protect against contact; clear floor space at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the lavatory; and a faucet that can be operated with 5 pounds of force or less and 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). Standards §§ 4.19.2, 4.19.3, 4.19.4, 4.19.5, 4.27.4, Figs. 31, 32.

 

12) There is no accessible toilet 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

G. The third floor and basement Men's and Women's employee-only toilet rooms and the second floor public toilet rooms are not accessible to persons with disabilities and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to any accessible toilet rooms. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at these inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the closest accessible toilet rooms and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at the 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.

 

3. Within thirty six months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Highway Administration Building located at 1 West Superior Street:

 

A. Only one of the 62 parking spaces is designated as reserved for people with disabilities, the access aisle is only 46 inches wide, and the space lacks "van accessible" signage. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one van accessible space and two standard spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Standard accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Van accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. All spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities shall have vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. Van accessible spaces shall have an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. Accessible Route: There is a 1 inch lip between the parking lot and the curb onto the sidewalk. 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 §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

C. Interior Signage: The permanent room signage is not 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.

 

D. Ramp (Main Entrance): There are no properly configured handrails. 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 § 4.8.5.

 

E. Training Classroom

 

1) The pressure required to open the door is 10 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

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

 

3) The training room is inaccessible to people with hearing impairments because, although there is an amplification system, no assistive listening system is provided. 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 §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

F. First and Second Floor Drinking Fountains.

 

1) For each, the cup dispensers are outside the reach ranges for persons with disabilities. Provide a cup dispenser with the cups 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

2) The fountain is not detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route at this location such that no objects with their bottom leading edges measuring between 27 inches and 80 inches above the finished floor protrude more than 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum from 27 inches to 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. Standards § 4.4.

 

G. The Highway Cashier's counter is a protruding object that would not be cane-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 § 4.4.

 

H. Elevator

 

1) The elevator is inaccessible because after reopening in response to an obstruction, the elevator doors do not remain open for at least 20 seconds. Ensure that the device is capable of completing these operations without requiring contact for obstructions passing through the opening at heights of 5 inches and 29 inches above the finished floor; that door reopening devices remain effective for at least 20 seconds, after which the doors may close; that the minimum time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close is 5 seconds; and that the minimum time for elevator doors to remain fully open in response to a car call is 3 seconds. Standards §§ 4.10.6, 4.10.7, 4.10.8, Figs. 20, 21.

 

2) The main entry call buttons lacks a raised star and the second floor button has no raised or Braille indicators. Provide car control buttons that are at least inch in their smallest dimension and are raised or flush and that are designated by Braille and by raised standard alphabet characters for letters, arabic characters for numerals, or standard symbols. Ensure that the call button for the main entry floor is designated by a raised star at the left of the floor designation; that all raised designations for control buttons are placed immediately to the left of the buttons to which they apply; that floor buttons are provided with visual indicators to show when each call is registered and are extinguished when each call is answered; that all floor buttons are no higher than 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach and no more than 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach; and that emergency controls, including the emergency alarm and emergency stop, are grouped at the bottom of the panel and have their centerlines no less than 35 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.10.12, Fig. 23.

 

3) The emergency communications system is not identified by a raised symbol and lettering, has a handset cord that is 12 inches long, the door cannot be opened without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist, and the system does not work without voice communication. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

I. While the toilet rooms with stalls on the first and second floors have some features for persons with disabilities, they do not comply with the Standards. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at these toilet rooms indicating the location of the basement single-user toilet room and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at the basement single user toilet room. 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. Basement Unisex, Single-User Toilet Room (altered)

 

1) The toilet room lacks an accessible sign. 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 more than 5 pounds of force to operate. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

3) There is 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).

 

4) The door lock requires two-handed operation and tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate. Provide a door with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.2, 4.13.9.

 

5) Although there is an audible alarm, no visual alarm is provided. 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 §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

6) The bottom leading edge of the paper towel dispenser is 42 inches above the finished floor, extends 11 inches into the path of travel, is not cane detectable and is, therefore, a protruding object. Provide an accessible route 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.

 

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 side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the distance of its farther end to the rear wall is 44 inches. 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 this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the North Highway Barn located at 2234 Carroll Road:

 

A. Although the parking lot has a total of 5 public parking spaces, there is one sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility, but no marked space or access aisle. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. Throughout the facility, the permanent room signs are not 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.

 

C. Unisex, Single-User Toilet Room

 

1) The centerline of the toilet room sign is not mounted at 60 inches above the finished floor. 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), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

2) The door hardware is inaccessible because it requires tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate. Provide a door with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

3) The maneuvering clearance on the pull side of the door is obstructed by a moveable coat rack. On the pull side of the door, maintain maneuvering clearance of 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).

 

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 toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 17 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.16.2, Fig. 28.

 

6) The toilet paper dispenser is 44 inches from the rear wall and mounted above the grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted within reach, with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar, and centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.16.6, Fig. 29(b).

 

5. Within twenty four months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Youth Services - Schoolhouse located at 11805 Lima Road:

 

A. Entrance:

 

1) The door threshold is more than inch and is not beveled. Provide an accessible door with a threshold that is no greater than inch, or is no greater than inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

2) The interior door at the entrance requires more than 5 pounds of force to operate. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

B. The hallway with the toilet rooms and drinking fountain near the gym is inaccessible because a box and the fire extinguisher mounted on the wall 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.

 

C. Girls' and Boys' Toilet Rooms with Stalls (Gym). For each:

 

1) There is no accessible sign. 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), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

2) The pressure required to open the door is more than 5 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 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 § 4.19.6.

 

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 § 4.19.4.

 

5) The lavatory hardware is inaccessible because it requires tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate. Provide a lavatory with a faucet that can be operated with 5 pounds of force or less and 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). Standards §§ 4.19.5, 4.27.4.

 

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 § 4.4.

 

7) Although there is a toilet stall that is loosely configured as an alternate stall with parallel grab bars for ambulatory persons with disabilities, 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

8) The toilet stall for ambulatory persons with disabilities has a coat hook that exceeds allowable heights, the farther end of both grab bars is 52 inches from the rear wall, and the toilet seat cover dispenser interferes with the use of the left grab bar. If this stall is retained, ensure that it 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 §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d).

 

9) 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 §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

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

 

D. Gym Drinking Fountains

 

1) The drinking fountain near the gym is inaccessible because 9 pounds of force are required to operate the control. Provide a drinking fountain with controls mounted on or near the front edge that are operable with one hand, that require 5 lbf or less to operate, and that can be operated without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.15.4, 4.27.4.

 

2) The wall-mounted drinking fountain near the gym is inaccessible because only 25 inches of knee space is provided. Provide a drinking fountain with clear knee space between the bottom of the apron and the finished floor or ground of at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 17 to 19 inches deep; and a minimum clear floor space of 30 inches by 48 inches to allow a person in a wheelchair to approach the unit facing forward. Standards § 4.15.5(1), Figs. 27(a), (b).

 

6. Within twenty four months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Youth Services - Optimum Learning Center located at 11707 Lima Road:

 

A. Although 1 of the 20 spaces is designed for persons with disabilities, there is no access aisle or 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), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. Accessible Route and Entrance

 

1) The route from the parking lot to the sidewalk is inaccessible because no curb cut is provided from the parking lot to the sidewalk. 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 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 §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

2) The route from the sidewalk to the entrance is inaccessible because there is a 2 inch change in level from the sidewalk to the wooden ramp. 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 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 §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

3) The wooden ramp at the entrance does not have any handrails configured for persons with disabilities. 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 § 4.8.5.

 

4) The hardware of the screen door at the entrance requires tight grasping and pinching to operate. 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.

 

5) The exterior entrance door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

6) The route to the entrance is inaccessible because an exterior light 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.

 

C. Accessible Route Throughout Facility

 

1) The route through the facility is inaccessible because the coat rack 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.

 

2) The route from the main entrance to the classroom is inaccessible because the door widths are 29 inches wide, the route width at the kitchen is 30 inches wide, there is moveable furniture at the entrance to the computers, and there is inadequate space where the route changes direction. 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 §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

D. Toilet Room: The single user toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

7. Within twenty four months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Youth Services - Picnic Area located on Lima Road:

 

A. The picnic tables between the school and the general store are inaccessible because they are not on an accessible route and there are no accessible tables. 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 §§ 4.32.3, 4.32.4.

 

B. There is no route to the fire circle. 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 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 §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

8. Within twenty four months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Youth Services - Token General Store located at 11810 Lima Road:

 

A. The van accessible parking reserved for persons with disabilities lacks the appropriate signage. At van accessible spaces, provide a "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility such that the sign cannot be obstructed by vehicles parked in the space. Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. The only route from the parking lot to the Token General Store is inaccessible because the only way to get to the door is to climb 4 steps. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide and has a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50. Provide level landings at the top and bottom of the ramp that are at least as wide as the ramp and at least 60 inches long. If the ramp changes direction, provide a level landing measuring at least 60 inches by 60 inches at the change in direction. On both sides of the ramp, provide handrails between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface. Ensure that the handrails extend at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface, that they are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, that they will not rotate within their fittings, and that they have ends that are rounded or return smoothly to floor, wall, or post. Provide edge protection that is at least 2 inches high at the ramp's drop off sides. Ensure that the ramp and its level landing at the top and bottom are designed and maintained so that water does not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

C. The door to the Token General Store is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

D. Ceramic Room at the Token General Store

 

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

 

2) There is a 2 inch change in level at the threshold to the door. Provide an accessible door with a threshold that is no greater than inch, or is no greater than inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

E. Single User Toilet Room in Ceramics Room: This room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

F. Token General Store: The retail counter inside the store is inaccessible because it is 39 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 §§ 7.2(1), 4.3.

 

9. Within twenty four months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Youth Services - CASA located at 11810 Lima Road:

 

A. The pass-through counter from the kitchen 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 § 4.4.

 

B. Men's and Women'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), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

2) The toilet room door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 17 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

3) The paper towel dispenser is too high. 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

4) 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 § 4.4.

 

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 § 4.19.6.

 

6) 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.

 

7) There is no accessible toilet 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

8) 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 §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

10. Within thirty six months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Byron Health Center located at 12102 Lima Road:

 

A. Although the parking lot has 6 "standard" spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities and 2 spaces marked as "van accessible" out of a total of 76 marked parking spaces, the van accessible spaces have inadequate access aisles, not all the parking spaces for people with disabilities have vertical signs, and the pavement markings are not clear. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space and 3 standard spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Ensure that standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. The route from the parking lot to the entrance is inaccessible because there is a 1 inch change in level between the parking lot and the curb cut leading to the sidewalk. 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 §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

C. The permanent room signage provided throughout the facility is inaccessible. 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.

 

D. Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, the alarm system is inaccessible because not all common use areas, hallways, and toilet rooms have visual alarms. 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 § 4.28.3.

 

E. The telephone at the main entrance is inaccessible because there is inadequate clear floor space, inadequate knee clearance, and the coin slot is at 51 inches above the finished floor. 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 §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

F. Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms with Stalls

 

1) The toilet room sign is inaccessible because it is not mounted on the wall to the latch side of the door with the centerline 60 inches above the finished floor and it lacks raised characters. 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), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

2) The toilet room door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. Provide a door with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

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

 

4) 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 § 4.4.

 

5) 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.

 

6) Although there is an attempt to provide a toilet stall for ambulatory persons with disabilities, there is no toilet stall that is accessible to persons 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

G. Although 2 drinking fountains are provided on the first floor, there is no accessible drinking fountain because they both have spout heights higher than 36 inches and the water at the fountain nearest the front door flows 3 inches from the front edge and only 2 inches high. 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 §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

H. The hallway overhead pipes that are wrapped in "caution" tape are an overhead hazard for blind people. Provide an accessible route at this location with a minimum of 80 inches of clear head room throughout. If the vertical clearance is reduced to less than 80 inches at any point, provide a barrier. Standards § 4.4.2, Fig. 8(c-1).

 

I. The route inside the Activity Room is inaccessible because the coat racks around the room 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.

 

J. Various Offices in the Health Center: Most doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because knob hardware is used. Provide a door with hardware that is easy to grasp with one hand and that does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards § 4.13.9.

 

K. The ramp just beyond the beauty shop is inaccessible because the handrails are mounted 42 inches above the finished floor and the distance between the handrail and the wall is 2 inches. 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 § 4.8.5.

 

L. Residents' Rooms

 

1) The single user toilet rooms in the residents' rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide at least one 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

2) The doors are inaccessible due to door pressure and hardware. For each, provide a door with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. The door must not take more than 5 pounds of force to open or close. Standards § 4.13, Fig. 25.

 

M. North and South Public Elevators. For each:

 

1) The elevator does not signal once for up and twice for down. Provide hall lanterns at each hoistway entrance that emit a visible and audible signal indicating which car is answering a call. Ensure that audible signals sound once for the up direction and twice for the down direction or have verbal annunciators that say "up" or "down;" and that visible signals are mounted so that their centerline is at least 72 inches above the lobby floor, they are at least 2 inches in the smallest dimension, and they are visible from the vicinity of the hall call button. Lanterns located in cars, visible from the vicinity of hall call buttons, and conforming to the above requirements, are acceptable. Standards § 4.10.4, Fig. 20.

 

2) The elevator is inaccessible because the doors do not automatically reopen if an obstruction is placed between 5 and 29 inches above the finished floor. Provide doors that open and close automatically with a reopening device that will stop and reopen the car door and hoistway door automatically if the door becomes obstructed by an object or person. Ensure that the device is capable of completing these operations without requiring contact for obstructions passing through the opening at heights of 5 inches and 29 inches above the finished floor; that door reopening devices remain effective for at least 20 seconds, after which the doors may close; that the minimum time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close is 5 seconds; and that the minimum time for elevator doors to remain fully open in response to a car call is 3 seconds. Standards §§ 4.10.6, 4.10.7, 4.10.8, Figs. 20, 21.

 

3) The elevator is inaccessible because the main floor car control button is not indicated by a raised star. Provide car control buttons with the call button for the main entry floor designated by a raised star at the left of the floor designation. Standards § 4.10.12, Fig. 23.

 

11. Within twenty four months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Juvenile Probation located at 2905 South Fairfield:

 

A. Although the parking lot has a total of 8 parking spaces, there is no parking reserved for people with disabilities. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

B. The building is inaccessible because the inaccessible entrance does not have directional signage to inform patrons of the location of the accessible entrance. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all permanent accessible entrances. Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.

 

C. Entrance

 

1) The door is not accessible because the approach is not level nor is there an automatic opener. Provide a door so that the floor or ground area within the required clearances is level and clear, or provide an automatic door opening device. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25.

 

2) The door 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 §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

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

 

D. The permanent room signage provided is inaccessible. 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. The service counter at the front door is inaccessible because it is 42 inches above the finished floor. The service counter at the back door is 38 inches above the finished floor. At each location, 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.

 

F. Single User Toilet Room - People with Disabilities and Employees (altered element)

 

1) 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.

 

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 §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

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 § 4.19.6.

 

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 § 4.19.4.

 

5) The toilet 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 §§ 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

G. 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).

 

12. Within thirty six months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Courthouse located at 715 S. Calhoun Street:

 

A. Some of the permanent room signage provided is inaccessible. Wherever permanent room signs are provided, 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.

 

B. Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system (newly installed), the alarm system is inaccessible because not all common use areas, courtrooms, toilet rooms, etc. have visual alarm devices. 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 § 4.28.3.

 

C. Courtrooms 1, 2, and 3 and Circuit Court. Unless an appropriate program access solution is adopted and maintained, for each:

 

1) The double doors to the courtroom are inaccessible because each leaf is only 27 inches wide. Provide a door at this location that has at least one active leaf with a clear opening at least 32 inches wide when measured from the face of the door to the middle edge of the other door when one door is opened 90 degrees and that has hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist OR provide an automatic door opener that opens both doors simultaneously. Where no automatic opener is provided, door hardware may be lever-operated, push-type, or a U-shaped handle. Unless an automatic door operator is provided, there must be clear and level maneuvering clearances at the pull side and the push side of the active leaf as indicated in Fig. 25. The doors' threshold must be inch or less in height and beveled with a slope of no greater than 1:2. If a door closer is provided, it must be set so that the sweep period of the active leaf will, from an open position of 70 degrees, take 3 seconds to move to a point 3 inches from the latch, measured to the leading edge of the door. The active leaf must not take more than 5 pounds of force to open or close. Standards § 4.13, Figs. 24, 25.

 

2) The swinging gates in the knee wall separating the spectator area and the rest of the courtroom are each only 30 inches wide. Provide a door or gate 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.

 

3) Most courtrooms do not have an assistive listening system. Those that do, do not have a sufficient number of receivers and do not have any signage informing the public of their availability. For each, provide a permanently installed assistive listening system serving the fixed seating. Ensure that the seating served by the system is located within a 50 foot viewing distance of the stage or playing area and has a complete view of the stage or playing area. Provide 4 receivers for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability. Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

D. Jury Rooms Numbers 1 and 2. For each:

 

1) The door into the jury room and the door into the kitchenette 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 § 4.13.9.

 

2) The coat rack is inaccessible because the rod is 60 inches above the finished floor. Provide a coat hook or coat rack with 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

3) (Jury Room #1 only): Single User Toilet Room - On Left (altered element)

 

a) There is no accessible toilet room sign. 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 toilet room door is inaccessible because it provides only 30 inches of clear opening width. Provide a door with 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. Standards §§ 4.13.5, 4.13.9.

 

c) 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.

 

d) The paper towel dispenser is mounted with its controls at a height of 53 inches above the finished floor, with a forward reach required. 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

e) 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.

 

f) 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 §§ 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

 

g) The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is 40 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 § 4.16.6, Fig. 29(b).

 

h) The grab bars at the toilet are inaccessible because of multiple problems. 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, and 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. Ensure that the grab bars are mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bars and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bars and any other object, such as a toilet paper dispenser or a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 29.

 

E. Jury Room Number 2 - Circuit Court / Single User Toilet Room: This room is inaccessible, but there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at this toilet room 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. The drinking fountains by the Jury Room and by the Sheriff's Office have spouts that are 43 and 39 inches above the finished floor, respectively. Provide a fountain that has a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet, and that otherwise complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

G. The counter in the Marriage Licenses office is inaccessible because it is 40 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation. Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, a clip board made available to the public, or other means. Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

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

 

I. The door to the Sheriff's Office is inaccessible because knob hardware is used and the pressure required to open the door is 10 pounds. 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. Ensure that the door requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b), 4.13.9.

 

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

 

K. Hearing Rooms 106, 110, 205, 207, and Family Court. For each:

 

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

 

2) The hearing room is inaccessible to people with hearing impairments because an insufficient number of receivers are available and there is no signage telling people of the availability of the ALS. Provide 2 receivers for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability. Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

L. Elevators

 

1) The elevator is inaccessible because it lacks hoistway signage. Provide signage at hoistway entrances with raised and Braille floor designations on both jambs such that the centerline of the characters is 60 inches above the finished floor and the characters are 2 inches high. Standards § 4.10.5, Fig. 20.

 

2) The elevator is inaccessible because the doors do not automatically reopen if obstructed and they do not stay open for at least 20 seconds after reopening. Provide doors that open and close automatically with a reopening device that will stop and reopen the car door and hoistway door automatically if the door becomes obstructed by an object or person. Ensure that the device is capable of completing these operations without requiring contact for obstructions passing through the opening at heights of 5 inches and 29 inches above the finished floor; that door reopening devices remain effective for at least 20 seconds, after which the doors may close; that the minimum time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close is 5 seconds; and that the minimum time for elevator doors to remain fully open in response to a car call is 3 seconds. Standards §§ 4.10.6, 4.10.7, 4.10.8, Figs. 20, 21.

 

M. Pay Telephones - First Floor

 

1) The pay telephones on the first floor are inaccessible because of multiple problems. Provide at least one 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 §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

2) The left-most phone 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 § 4.4.

 

N. Jury Assembly Area

 

1) The jury assembly area is inaccessible to people with hearing impairments because there is no assistive listening system. 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 §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

 

2) The video tape shown to prospective jurors about jury service is not accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Provide effective communication regarding its contents, by providing captioning, a transcript, or by some other means. 28 C.F.R. § 35.160.

 

O. Women's Public Toilet Room with Stalls - First Floor (altered)

 

1) The toilet room sign is inaccessible because it is not mounted on the wall to the latch side of 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) The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 59 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

3) 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.

 

P. Men's Public Room with Stalls - First Floor (altered)

 

1) The toilet room sign is inaccessible because it is not mounted on the wall to the latch side of 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) The route in the toilet room is inaccessible because the air dryer protrudes 8 inches 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.

 

September 8, 2009