ATTACHMENT J: Modifications to Altered 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 the County's facilities in which alterations occurred 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 period specified below, which time period will begin to run on the effective date of this Agreement.

Item #

Access Issue

Required Action

Completion Date

1.

Eighth Street Office Complex, located at 302 West Eighth Street, Michigan City

   

1.1.

Parking:  The parking lot, with a total of 24 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it has no spaces designated as accessible.  This lot requires 1 van accessible space.

P3

12 Months

1.2.

Accessible Route:  The route to the Health Department is inaccessible because the built up curb ramp closest to the building entrance has a slope of 11% and a cross slope of 3.3% with no flared sides and abrupt changes in level, and the other curb cut has a slope of 9.2%, the left flared side slopes 12.1%, and there is a 1 inch change in level at the bottom of the curb cut.

AR1, AR4, AR5

12 Months

1.3.

Single User Toilet Room:  The single user toilet room located behind the counters contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities.

SU13

12 Months

1.4.

Interior Doors

   

1.4.a.

The pull side of the doors to the offices of the Treasurer and Health Department Vital Records, which are accessed through a front approach, have insufficient space on the latch side of the doors.

D6

12 Months

1.4.b.

The push side of the doors to the offices of the Assessor, Treasurer/Auditor, and Health Department Vital Records, which are accessed through a front approach and which have both a closer and a latch, are inaccessible because they have insufficient clear space on the latch side.

D7

12 Months

1.4.c.

The door to the rear Exam Room is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

12 Months

1.4.d.

The door to the front Exam Room is inaccessible because it has an opening width of only 30 inches and knob hardware is used; and, the push side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because it has only 4 inches of space on the latch side.     

D17, D7

12 Months

1.5.

Counters:  The counters at the offices of the Assessor, Treasurer/Auditor, and Health Department/Vital Records are inaccessible because the height of each counter is 42 inches or more.

C6

12 Months

2.

County Complex, located at 809 State Street, LaPorte     

   

2.1.

First Floor Women's Toilet Room with Stalls

   

2.1.a.

The toilet room sign is not mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door.

TR17

12 Months

2.1.b.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

12 Months

2.1.c.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

12 Months

2.1.d.

The sanitary napkin dispenser protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8

12 Months

2.1.e.

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

TR12

12 Months

2.1.f.

The rear grab bar at the designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted 7 inches from the side wall.

ST4

12 Months

2.2.

First Floor Men's Toilet Room with Stalls

   

2.2.a.

The toilet room sign is not mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door.

TR17

12 Months

2.2.b.

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

D2

12 Months

2.2.c.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

12 Months

2.2.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

12 Months

2.2.e.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of the rim is 34½ inches high.

TR11

12 Months

2.2.f.

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

TR12

12 Months

2.2.g.

The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is 18 inches high and the flush control is 46 inches high. 

TR20

12 Months

2.3.

First Floor Assembly Area #2 

   

2.3.a.

The door to the assembly area is inaccessible because it requires 10 pounds of force to open.

D2

12 Months

2.3.b.

There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system.

AA3

12 Months

2.4.

First Floor Assembly Area #3

   

2.4.a.

There is no accessible route to the dais which requires climbing 2 steps. 

AA1

12 Months

2.4.b.

The door to the assembly area is inaccessible because it requires 10 pounds of force to open.

D2

12 Months

2.4.c.

There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system.

AA3

12 Months

2.5.

Interior Doors with Closers:  The door to the Center Township Assessor's office on the third floor  is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds of force to open; and the door to the County Prosecutor's Office on the fifth floor is inaccessible because it requires 6 pounds of force to open.

D2

12 Months

2.6.

Counter:  The service counter for the Building Commissioners Office on the fifth floor is inaccessible because it is 37 inches high.

C6

12 Months

3.

Superior Court House, located at 300 Washington Street, Michigan City

   

3.1.

Superior Court #2 Jury Single User Unisex Toilet Room

   

3.1.a.

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

TR17

12 Months

3.1.b.

The route to the toilet room is inaccessible.

TR15

12 Months

3.1.c.

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

TR21

12 Months

3.1.d.

No accessible coat hook has been provided.

TR1

12 Months

3.1.e.

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

SU15

12 Months

3.1.f.

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

ST2

12 Months

3.1.g.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because is farther end is mounted 46 inches from the rear wall.

SU6

12 Months

3.1.h.

The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is only 30 inches long.

SU3

12 Months

 

 

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