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


1. PING, located at *, Birmingham, Alabama:


a. Entrance Door

i. The entrance is inaccessible because it has an opening width of only 27 inches. Provide a designated accessible entrance 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.

ii. The interior of the entrance door, which is accessed through a front approach, has only 11 inches of clearance on the latch 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).

iii. The exterior of the entrance door, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, has only 3 inches of clearance on the latch 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 § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

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


b. Access Among Levels. There is no access to the upper level of the facility for people with mobility impairments. Establish a procedure for providing access to programs in the upper level of the facility or install ramps, platform lifts, or an elevator in compliance with the Standards. Any procedure shall not require lifting or carrying persons with mobility impairments or require them to traverse unnecessary or extreme distances. Standards §§ 4.33.5, 4.3.8, 4.8, 4.11.


c. Computer Table. The computer table on the lower level has insufficient knee space. 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 §§, 4.32.


d. Drinking Fountain. The drinking fountain has a spout 40 inches high, the water flow is 2 inches high and 4 inches from the front of the fountain, and the controls require 10 pounds of force to operate. 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.


e. Single User Toilet Rooms. Both single user toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide a unisex accessible toilet room on an accessible route 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. Stairs. The stairs have a handrail on only one side, there is no handrail extension at the bottom of the stairs, and the ends of handrail are not rounded or returned smoothly to the wall, floor, or post. Provide stairs with closed risers, uniform tread width and riser height, a tread depth of at least 11 inches measured from riser to riser, and nosings, treads, and risers that otherwise comply fully with the Standards. Provide handrails on both sides of the stairs such that the inside handrail on switchbacks or doglegs is continuous; handrails that are not continuous beyond the top and bottom of the stairs extend at least 12 inches beyond the top riser and at least 12 inches plus the width of one tread beyond the bottom riser; there is a clear space between the handrails and the wall of 1 inches; gripping surfaces are uninterrupted by newel posts, other construction elements, or obstructions; the handrails are mounted between 34 and 38 inches above stair nosings; the ends of the handrails are either rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post; and the handrails do not rotate within their fittings. Standards § 4.9.