Attachment H

 

Altered Facilities

 

Paragraph 46 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.

 

Paragraph 47 of the Agreement requires that regardless of other time frames set forth below, the County will carry out the required modifications to toilet rooms within three years of the effective date of this Agreement, with approximately 33% of the total toilet room renovations to be completed during each 12 month period.

 

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 6 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Administration Annex:

 

1.         In the front lot, there are a total of 34 parking spaces, but none are designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one van accessible space and one standard space 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

2.         In the rear lot, there is a built-up curb ramp in the access aisle serving the parking space designated as reserved for persons with disabilities.   Provide an access aisle that is flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, with surfaces that are firm, stable, and slip-resistant.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3.6, 4.5.1, 4.6.3.

 

3.         The route to the back entrance has cross slopes steeper than 1:50.  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.

 

4.         The pressure required to open door to the Surveyor's Office is 13 pounds.  Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

5.         Women's Public Toilet Room with Stalls (altered element)

 

a. The toilet room sign is not mounted on the latch side of the door.  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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

b. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

c. The mirror is inaccessible.  Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

d. The toilet seat cover dispenser is inaccessible.  Provide a toilet seat cover dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, Fig. 4.

 

e. The bottom edge of the lavatory apron is 27 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

f. The lavatory 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.

 

g. Toilet Stall for Persons with Disabilities.  There is no toilet stall 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).  If providing a "standard" accessible toilet stall that complies with Fig. 30(a) is technically infeasible or if plumbing code requirements prevent combining existing stalls to provide space, provide either alternate stall (Fig. 30(b)) may be provided in lieu of a standard stall.  In either case, ensure that all of the stall's elements, including stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, coat hook, and dispensers, comply with the Standards.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

6.         Men's Public Toilet Room with Stalls (altered element)

 

a. The toilet room sign is mounted too high, it is mounted on the door instead of the adjacent wall, and it does not contain the International Symbol of Accessibility.  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 pressure required to open the door is 12 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).

 

c. The door, which is accessed through a front approach, has only 10.5 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch/pull side.  On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

d. The mirror is inaccessible.  Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

e. The toilet seat cover dispenser is inaccessible.  Provide a toilet seat cover dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, Fig. 4.

 

f. The bottom edge of the lavatory apron is 27 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

g. The lavatory 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.

 

h. Toilet Stall for Persons with Disabilities.  There is no toilet stall 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).  If providing a "standard" accessible toilet stall that complies with Fig. 30(a) is technically infeasible or if plumbing code requirements prevent combining existing stalls to provide space, provide either alternate stall (Fig. 30(b)) may be provided in lieu of a standard stall.  In either case, ensure that all of the stall's elements, including stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, coat hook, and dispensers, comply with the Standards.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

B.         Within 3 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Courthouse/Jury Assembly:

 

1.         Existing element:  Although the parking lot has a total of 5 parking spaces, there are no spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities.  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.         Existing element:  The route to the jury room is inaccessible because the door itself has only 28 inches of clear opening width and the passageway clear opening width is 29 inches.  Provide an accessible route to the jury room with a minimum clear width of 36 inches, except at doors, where the width may decrease to 32 inches.  Standards §§ 4.3.3, 4.13.5.  Alternatively, the County will implement and report to the Department an appropriate program access solution.

 

3.         Altered element:  The newly-constructed ramp to the Judge's bench 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 § 4.8.5.