ATTACHMENT I: Modifications to Newly Constructed Facilities

Please Note:  Paragraph 55 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.

The chart below lists the facilities surveyed by the Department, the access issues identified during the survey, and the actions required to correct the access issues.  Required actions are listed using an alphanumeric code.  The key to the alphanumeric codes is provided in Attachment M to this Agreement. 

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 actions referenced by the alphanumeric code and described in detail in Attachment M to this Settlement Agreement within the time periods specified below, which time periods will begin to run on the effective date of this Agreement.

Item #

Access Issue

Required Action

Completion Date

1.

Addition to County Jail, located at the County Complex, 809 State Street, LaPorte  

   

1.1.

The route from the inmate housing area to the rooftop basketball court is inaccessible because storage boxes block the clear width of the path.

AR3, M1

12 Months

1.2.

Fourth Floor Designated Accessible Cell:  The toilet in the designated accessible cell is mounted at an angle to the wall, and is inaccessible because the side grab bar is not located adjacent to the toilet and the toilet is not centered 18 inches from the side wall.

PJ1, SU5, SU14

12 Months

1.3.

Fourth Floor Day Room: The seating area is inaccessible because the fixed tables and seating do not provide the required knee space.

PD3

12 Months

1.4.

Third and Fourth Floor Drinking Fountains

   

1.4.a.

Although designated accessible drinking fountains are provided on the third and fourth floors, there are no drinking fountains provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping.

DF3

12 Months

1.4.b.

The third and fourth floor drinking fountains protrude into the walkway and are not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8 

12 Months

1.5.

Inmate Single User Unisex Toilet Room near Classroom: The toilet room sign is not mounted properly and has no raised and Braille characters.

TR17 

12 Months

1.6.

Nursing Station Counter: The counter is inaccessible because it is 40 inches high.

C6

12 Months

1.7.

Inmate Single User Toilet Room near Kitchen

   

1.7.a.

The toilet room sign is not mounted properly and has no raised and Braille characters.

TR17

12 Months

1.7.b.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

12 Months

1.7.c.

The toilet is inaccessible because there are no grab bars provided.

SU10

12 Months

1.8.

Employees' Single User Toilet Room near Kitchen

   

1.8.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and has no raised and Braille characters.

TR17

12 Months

1.8.b.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14 

12 Months

1.8.c.

The toilet is inaccessible because there are no grab bars provided.

SU10

12 Months

1.8.d.

The Laundry controls are inaccessible because they are not within the required reach ranges and are mounted over an obstruction.

TR4

12 Months

1.9.

Employees Unisex Locker Room

   

1.9.a.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.

TR12

12 Months

1.9.b.

The bench is inaccessible because it has insufficient depth and it does not provide clear floor space alongside to allow a transfer.

LR1

12 Months

1.9.c.

The shower is inaccessible because it has a step up at the entrance. 

B7

12 Months

1.9.d.

The transfer shower is inaccessible because no grab bars are provided.

B9

12 Months

1.10.

Single User Unisex Toilet Room in the Employee Locker Room  

   

1.10.a.

The toilet is inaccessible because there are no grab bars provided.

SU10

12 Months

1.10.b.

The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side.

SU1

12 Months

1.10.c.

The lavatory is inaccessible because it has twist-type hardware.

TR10

12 Months

1.11.

Booking/Holding Tank: The toilet is inaccessible because there are no grab bars provided.

SU10

12 Months

1.12.

The Sally Port Ramp is inaccessible because it does not have edge protection at the drop off sides and there is no handrail on the wall side of the ramp.

R1, R2

12 Months

2.

LaPorte County Historical Museum, located at 2405 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte

   

2.1.

Parking:  The parking lot, with a total of 23 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it has no van accessible parking space.  This lot requires 1 van accessible space.

P3

12 Months

2.2.

Curb Ramp:  The curb ramp nearest the accessible entrance is inaccessible because it has a slope of 15.8%.

AR5

12 Months

2.3.

Exterior Ramp:  The ramp at the public entrance is inaccessible because the level landing at bottom is only 48 inches long, and the ramp lacks handrails. 

R5

12 Months

2.4.

Exterior Entrances

   

2.4.a.

The building does not have directional signage posted at inaccessible entrances and does not have the International Symbol of Accessibility posted at accessible entrances.

D16

12 Months

2.4.b.

The door bell at the public entrance is inaccessible because it is mounted 54½ inches high.

TR5  

12 Months

2.4.c.

The main public entrance door is inaccessible because there is a 1 inch high threshold.

D22

12 Months

2.5.

Interior Accessible Routes

   

2.5.a.

The first floor interior route is inaccessible because it is only 27 inches wide in one location.

AR3 

12 Months

2.5.b.

On the basement interior route, two wings of an airplane exhibit protrude into the walkway and are not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8

12 Months

2.6.

Single User Unisex Toilet Room near Elevator 

   

2.6.a.

The toilet room sign is not accessible because it is mounted on the door. 

TR18

12 Months

2.6.b.

The push side of the toilet room door, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because it has only 9 inches of clear space on the latch side.

D7

12 Months

2.6.c.

Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room.

TR21

12 Months

2.6.d.

The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 17 inches from the side wall.

SU15

12 Months

2.6.e.

The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side.

SU1

12 Months

2.7.

Single User Unisex Toilet Room near Meeting Room

   

2.7.a.

The toilet room sign is inaccessible because it is mounted on the door.

TR18

12 Months

2.7.b.

Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room.

TR21

12 Months

2.7.c.

No accessible coat hook has been provided.

TR1

12 Months

2.7.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

12 Months

2.8.

Second Floor Women's Toilet Room with Stalls 

   

2.8.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and has no raised and Braille characters.

TR18

12 Months

2.8.b.

The door to the toilet room is inaccessible because it requires 12 pounds of force to open.

D2

12 Months

2.8.c.

Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room.

TR21

12 Months

2.8.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

12 Months

2.8.e.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.

TR12

12 Months

2.8.f.

The sanitary napkin dispenser is inaccessible because the controls require twisting of the wrist to operate.

TR3

12 Months

2.8.g.

The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 20 inches high.

ST20

12 Months

2.8.h.

The side grab bar at the designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because it is only 37 inches long.

ST7

12 Months

2.9.

Second Floor Men's Toilet Room with Stalls

   

2.9.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and lacks raised and Braille characters.

TR18

12 Months

2.9.b.

The door to the Men's toilet room is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds of force to open.

D2

12 Months

2.9.c.

Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room.

TR21

12 Months

2.9.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

12 Months

2.9.e.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.

TR12

12 Months

2.9.f.

The lavatory is inaccessible because it requires 13 pounds of force to operate the faucet.  

TR10

12 Months

2.9.g.

The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is 18 inches high.

TR20

12 Months

2.9.h.

The urinal is inaccessible because the flush control requires 15 pounds of force to operate. 

ST2

12 Months

2.9.i.

The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 19½ inches high.

ST20

12 Months

2.9.j.

The side grab bar at the designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because it is only 37 inches long.

ST7

12 Months

2.10.

Drinking Fountains

   

2.10.a.

The first floor drinking fountain is inaccessible because the spout is 42 inches high, it provides only 15½ inches of knee space height, it does not provide sufficient knee space depth, and it does not provide sufficient clear floor space width. 

DF1

12 Months

2.10.b.

The second floor drinking fountain is inaccessible because it does not provide sufficient knee space width and depth.

DF5

12 Months

2.11.

Elevator:  The elevator is inaccessible because the emergency system requires voice communication to operate, and it requires tight grasping or pinching to access.

E8

12 Months

3.

Red Mill Park, located at 0185 South Holmesville Road, LaPorte

   

3.1.

Parking:  The parking lot, with a total of 15 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it has no spaces designated as accessible.  This lot requires 1 van accessible space.

P3

12 Months

3.2.

Exterior Accessible Route:  The route from the parking lot to the main entrance is inaccessible because the left flared side of the far right curb ramp slopes 12.2%, and all of the curb ramps lack detectable warnings.

AR5

12 Months

3.3.

Community Center

   

3.3.a.

The main entrance door is inaccessible because there is a 3/4 inch high threshold.

D22

12 Months

3.3.b.

Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, the alarm system is inaccessible because there are no visual alarms provided.

AL1

12 Months

3.3.c.

The door to Smith Hall from the corridor is inaccessible because it requires 10 pounds of force to open.

D2

12 Months

3.3.d.

The pull side of the door to the kitchen in Smith Hall, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 9½ inches of clear space on the latch side.

D6

12 Months

3.3.e.

The door to the kitchen is inaccessible because it requires 7 pounds of force to open.

D2

12 Months

3.3.f.

The serving window counter protrudes into the circulation path and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane. 

AR8

12 Months

3.3.g.

The door to the Administrative Office is inaccessible because it requires 9 pounds of force to open.

D2

12 Months

3.4.

Women's Toilet Room with Stalls: The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities.

ST14

12 Months

3.5.

Men's Toilet Room with Stalls: The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities.

ST14

12 Months

3.6.

Drinking Fountain:  The wall-mounted drinking fountain is inaccessible because it provides only 7 inches of clear knee height.  

DF5 

12 Months

3.7.

Accessible Route:  There is no accessible route from the Community Center to the picnic area.

AR1

12 Months

3.8.

Picnic Tables:  The picnic tables are inaccessible because none provide the required knee space.

PD6

12 Months

 

 

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