Attachment I

Altered Facilities

 

Please Note: Paragraph 50 of the Settlement Agreement requires that within three 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  of which not all are accessible.

 

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

 

A.        Within 3 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Highway Shed:

 

1.         There are no accessible parking spaces.  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).

 

2.         There is a 5-1/2 inch step leading to the entrance.  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.         There is a 1-1/2 inch change in level at the threshold on the interior of the door.  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.

 

4.         The doors have 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.         Within 6 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Prosecutor's Office:

 

1.         There is no level landing at the entry door.  Provide a door so that the floor or ground area within the required clearances is level and clear.  Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25.

 

2.         There is a 1 inch change in level at the threshold to the entrance 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 top of the service counter is 48 inches above the finished floor and 12 inches deep.   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.

 

4.         The doors to meeting rooms #1 and #2, and conference room #1 all have 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. 

 

5.         In the public single-user toilet room:

 

A.        The toilet room sign is not accessible.  Provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters.  The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

B.         The hot water and drain pipes beneath the lavatory are not insulated or 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.