Attachment J: Modifications to Altered Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 47 of the Settlement Agreement requires that within 24 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 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:

1. Within 24 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Brunswick-Glynn County Library:

a. Parking

i. The parking lot, with a total of 42 spaces, has 2 spaces reserved for persons with disabilities, both of which lack vertical signage. 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

ii. No van accessible parking is provided. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide, with vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional “Van-Accessible” sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

b. Accessible Route. Both the front entrance ramp and the rear entrance ramp are inaccessible with slopes that exceed 9% and with no 12 inch extensions at the tops and bottoms of the handrails. Provide at least one accessible ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 8.33% and a cross slope not exceeding 2%; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; with level landings measuring at least 60 inches by 60 inches when the ramp changes direction; and edge protection that is at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Provide handrails that are between 1¼ inches and 1½ inches in diameter such that the inside handrail is continuous and both handrails have 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; the handrails do not rotate within their fittings; and both handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface and 1½ inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post. Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. At the other ramp, provide directional signs indicating the location of the accessible ramp. Standards §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3.8, 4.8.

c. Circulation Department. The check-out area is inaccessible because the counter is 42½ inches above the finished floor. Provide at least one accessible lane at each check out area such that the counter is on an accessible route at least 36 inches wide and it has a section at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 8.3, 7.2(1).

d. Drinking Fountain. The higher drinking fountain protrudes into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a circulation path 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. Providing a cane-detectable barrier is an acceptable solution. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

e. Unisex Toilet Room

i. The public unisex toilet room is inaccessible because the force 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).

ii. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

iii. The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of the rim is 39 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.

2. Within 48 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to Massengale Park:

a. Parking. The parking lot, with a total of 77 parking spaces, has 2 spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities, and there is no “Van-Accessible” sign designating the van accessible space. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space and 3 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

b. Exterior Accessible Route. The route from the parking lot to the beach and its amenities (for example, toilet rooms, outdoor shower, drinking fountain) is not accessible because it is not stable, firm, and slip resistant. Provide at least one accessible route 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 ½ inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 5% (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 2%. Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

c. Women’s Toilet Room

i. The toilet room sign is mounted on the door. 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 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.

ii. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.19.6.

iii. The hand dryers protrude into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a circulation path 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. Providing a cane-detectable barrier is an acceptable solution. Standards § 4.4.

iv. The designated accessible 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

v. The side grab bar at the designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser. Provide a side grab bar that has at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any object beside or below it and at least 18 inches between the grab bar and any object above it. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

vi. The rear grab bar at the designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because its closer end is 7 inches from the side wall. 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; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1¼ and 1½ inches; with 1½ inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any object beside or below it and at least 18 inches between the grab bar and any object above it. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Figs. 30, 39.

vii. 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 §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

d. Men’s Toilet Room

i. The toilet room sign is mounted on the door. 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 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.

ii. The hand dryers protrude into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a circulation path 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. Providing a cane-detectable barrier is an acceptable solution. Standards § 4.4.

iii. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

iv. The side grab bar at the designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser. Provide a side grab bar that has at least 1½ inches between the grab bar and any object beside or below it and at least 18 inches between the grab bar and any object above it. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

e. Outdoor Shower. The shower is inaccessible because the control requires tight grasping, pinching, and twisting of the wrist to operate. Provide a shower with mechanical controls, if any, that can be operated with 5 lbf or less and that 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 §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.27.4.

f. Drinking Fountain. The higher drinking fountain protrudes into the walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide a circulation path 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. Providing a cane-detectable barrier is an acceptable solution. Standards §§ 4.1.3(10), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

 

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