Attachment I

 

 

 

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 not all of which are accessible.

 

Altered Facilities:  In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in County facilities, for which alterations 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 Sheriffs Office:

 

1.         The ramp to the main entrance lacks 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, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3.8, 4.8. 

 

B.         Within 6 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Youth Shelter Dormitory:

 

1.         Men's Toilet and Shower Room

 

A.        The signage is mounted on the door and does not contain the International Symbol of Accessibility, raised letters or Braille.  Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters.  The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

B.         The toilet room door requires 7 pounds of force to open.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

C.        The lavatory drain pipes are not covered or insulated 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.

 

D.        No shower stall is provided for persons who use wheelchairs.  Provide a shower in this room that is exactly 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep with a 48 inch long and 36 inch wide clear floor space alongside the shower opening, and an L-shaped shower seat mounted on the wall opposite the controls and extending the full depth of the stall; OR a shower that is at least 30 inches deep and 60 inches wide with no curb or threshold and with a 36 inch deep and 60 inch wide clear floor space at the shower opening.  Ensure that the shower has grab bars, controls, a shower spray unit, and a seat, curb, and enclosure, if provided, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

 

2.         Women's Toilet and Shower Room

 

A.        The signage is mounted on the door and does not contain the International Symbol of Accessibility, raised letters, or Braille.  Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters.  The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

B.         The toilet room door requires 7 pounds of force to open.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

C.        The lavatory drain pipes are not covered or insulated 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.

 

D.        The toilet centerline is 17 inches from the side wall.  Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30. 

 

E.         The flush control is on the closed side.  Provide a flush control mounted on the "open" side of the toilet's clear floor space; 44 inches or less above the finished floor; and requiring a maximum of 5 pounds of force to operate; or provide an automatic flush device.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

F.         There is no shower provided for persons who use wheelchairs.  Provide a shower in this room that is exactly 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep with a 48 inch long and 36 inch wide clear floor space alongside the shower opening, and an L-shaped shower seat mounted on the wall opposite the controls and extending the full depth of the stall; OR a shower that is at least 30 inches deep and 60 inches wide with no curb or threshold and with a 36 inch deep and 60 inch wide clear floor space at the shower opening.  Ensure that the shower has grab bars, controls, a shower spray unit, and a seat, curb, and enclosure, if provided, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

 

3.         The route to the courts is grass covered and is not firm, stable, or slip resistant.  Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public.  The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%).  Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

C.        Within 9 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the County Library:

 

1.         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 §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

2.         No curb cut or curb ramp 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, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%).  Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

3.         The ramp to the main entrance lacks handrails for much of its length and those that are provided do not return smoothly at their ends.  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, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3.8, 4.8.5.

 

4.         Study Carrels and Tables:  The knee clearance of the seating is 26 inches above the finished floor.  Provide at least one of each type of carrel and table on an accessible route at least 36 inches wide.  Ensure that at least one of each type of table and carrel have clear floor space of 30 inches wide by 48 inches deep, knee clearance of at least 27 inches high by 30 inches wide by 19 inches deep, and a writing surface between 28 and 34 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 8.2, 4.2.4.1, 4.32.

 

5.         First Floor Men's Toilet Room with Stalls

 

A.        The toilet room door requires 15 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

B.         The stall door hardware requires twisting of the wrist 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.9.

 

6.         First Floor Women's Toilet Room with Stalls   

 

A.        The toilet room door requires 15 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

B.         The stall door hardware requires twisting of the wrist 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.9.

 

7.         Elevator:  The emergency communication 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 §§ 4.1.3(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.10.14.