Attachment K

Modifications to Existing Facilities

 

Please Note: Paragraph 37 of the Agreement requires that within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, Laurens County will 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 technical requirements and, where appropriate, the scoping requirements of the Standards are used as a guide for determining whether a program or activity held in an existing facility is "readily accessible to and usable by" persons with disabilities and for determining what changes are necessary to make this program or activity accessible if it continues to be provided in the existing facility in question. See 28 C.F.R. §§ 35.150(b)(1), 35.151.

 


In order to ensure that each of Laurens County's programs, services, and activities operating at a facility that is the subject of this Agreement, when viewed in its entirety, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility, the County will take the following actions:

 

1. Within twelve months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall compete the following modifications to the Laurens County Library, 1017 West Main Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360:

 

a. The fire extinguisher boxes throughout the facility protrude 6 1/2 inches into the circulation routes and would not be detectable for blind persons who use canes. Provide an accessible route throughout the facility 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

b. The interior permanent room signs are not accessible to persons with disabilities. Provide permanent room signage with upper case, sans serif or simple serif type letters and numerals, meeting the requirements of the Standards for character height, raised characters, finish and contrast, accompanied by Grade 2 Braille; mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door or on the nearest adjacent wall at a height of 60 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the sign; and located so that a person may approach within 3 inches of the signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door. Standards §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

c. The interior doors have round knob hardware. For each, 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 § 4.13.9.

 

d. Main Entrance Meeting Room - (Polling Area): The coat hooks outside of the meeting room are inaccessible because they are mounted at 69 inches above the finished floor. 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 §§ 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

e. Toilet Rooms with Stalls - Main Entrance

 

i. Women's

 

(1) The signage is inaccessible because it is mounted on the door and the International Symbol of Accessibility is not provided. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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, 4.30.7.

 

(2) The toilet room door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 17 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

(3) The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of lavatory is 36 inches and the bottom edge of the lavatory apron is 27 inches. 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 § 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

(4) Although one toilet stall has some features for ambulatory persons with disabilities, there is no toilet stall provided for 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) such that all of the stall's elements, including stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

(5) If the toilet stall for ambulatory persons with disabilities is retained:

 

(a) The partitions are 44 inches apart. Provide at least one stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with a toilet 18 inches from each wall or partition, an outward swinging, self-closing door, and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d).

 

(b) The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is mounted too high at 66 inches above the finished floor. Provide a flush control mounted 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 §§ 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

(c) 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 §§ 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

ii. Men's

 

(1) The signage is inaccessible because it is mounted on the door and the International Symbol of Accessibility is not provided. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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, 4.30.7.

 

(2) The toilet room door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 17 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

(3) The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of lavatory is 36 inches and the bottom edge of the lavatory apron is 27 inches. 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 § 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

(4) Although one toilet stall has some features for ambulatory persons with disabilities, there is no toilet stall provided for 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) such that all of the stall's elements, including stall door, stall door hardware, water closet, size and arrangement, toe clearances, grab bars, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

(5) If the toilet stall for ambulatory persons with disabilities is retained:

 

(a) The partitions are 44 inches apart. Provide at least one stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with a toilet 18 inches from each wall or partition, an outward swinging, self-closing door, and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d).

 

(b) The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is mounted too high at 67 inches above the finished floor. Provide a flush control mounted 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 §§ 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

(c) The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 20 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.16.3, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

 

f. Single User Toilet Rooms - Children's Area

 

i. Women's

 

(1) The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and the International Symbol of Accessibility is not provided. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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, 4.30.7.

 

(2) The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. 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 § 4.13.9.

 

(3) The mirror height is 44 inches to the bottom of the reflecting surface. Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.19.6.

 

(4) The air dryer is a protruding object that would not be detectable to a blind person who uses a cane. Provide an accessible route 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. Standards § 4.4.

 

(5) The lavatory is inaccessible because the controls require twisting of the wrists to operate, the bottom edge of the apron is 24 inches above the finished floor, and the hot water and drain pipes are not covered. 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; knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31; hot water and drain pipes covered or otherwise configured to protect against contact; clear floor space at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the lavatory; and a faucet that can be operated with 5 pounds of force or less and 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 §§ 4.19.2, 4.19.3, 4.19.4, 4.19.5, 4.27.4, Figs. 31, 32.

 

(6) The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 16 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.16.3, Fig. 29(b).

 

(7) The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted 29 inches high. Provide a side grab bar that is at least 42 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 54 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as the toilet paper dispenser. Standards §§ 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 29.

 

ii. Men's

 

(1) The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and the International Symbol of Accessibility is not provided. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign 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, 4.30.7.

 

(2) The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. 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 § 4.13.9.

 

(3) The mirror height is 44 inches to the bottom of the reflecting surface. Provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.19.6.

 

(4) The air dryer is a protruding object that would not be detectable to a blind person who uses a cane. Provide an accessible route 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. Standards § 4.4.

 

(5) The lavatory is inaccessible because the controls require twisting of the wrists to operate, the bottom edge of the apron is 24 inches above the finished floor, and the hot water and drain pipes are not covered. 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; knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31; hot water and drain pipes covered or otherwise configured to protect against contact; clear floor space at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the lavatory; and a faucet that can be operated with 5 pounds of force or less and 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 §§ 4.19.2, 4.19.3, 4.19.4, 4.19.5, 4.27.4, Figs. 31, 32.

 

(6) The toilet is inaccessible because the top of the seat is 16 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.16.3, Fig. 29(b). The mirror height is 44 inches to the bottom of the reflecting surface.

 

(7) The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 20 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.16.2, Fig. 28.

 

(8) The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side, it is too high, and it requires too much force to operate. 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 §§ 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

 

(9) The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because distance from the closer end to the rear wall is 24 inches. Provide a side grab bar that is at least 42 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 54 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Standards § 4.16.4, Fig. 29(b).

 

g. Drinking Fountains

 

i. Main Entrance: Although a lower drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. Provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser, or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Standards § 4.1.3(10)(a).

 

ii. Children's Area: Although a lower drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping; the water height of the existing lower fountain is 1 inch and the knee space height is 21 inches. Provide at least one drinking fountain with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; and a spout located at the front of the unit that directs the water flow in a trajectory that is nearly parallel to the front of the unit and is positioned so the flow of water is within 3 inches of the front edge of the fountain and at least 4 inches high. Ensure that fountain controls are operable with one hand, require 5 lbf or less to operate without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist; and are front mounted or side mounted near the front edge. Additionally, provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser; or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

2. Within twelve months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall compete the following modifications to the Laurens County Historical Court House, located at 200 Public Square, Laurens, South Carolina 29360:

 

a. Entrances: The building is inaccessible because signage is not provided at either the inaccessible or accessible public entrances, indicating the location of the accessible entrance. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all permanent accessible entrances. Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.

 

b. Single User Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms - 1st floor. These toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide an accessible toilet room for each gender (or 1 unisex accessible toilet room) such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, stall size and arrangement, stall door, urinal (if provided), grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Fig. 30.

 

c. Single User Toilet Rooms - Second Floor

 

i. Women's

 

(1) The toilet room sign does not have raised and Braille characters. 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 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.

 

(2) The toilet room door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 14 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

(3) 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 § 4.19.6.

 

(4) The paper towel dispenser is mounted with its controls at 57 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

(5) The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge of apron is 26 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 § 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

(6) The toilet is inaccessible because the height is 16 inches, the centerline is 15 inches from the wall, and the flush control is on the closed side. Provide a toilet with a centerline that is 18 inches from the near side wall; a seat that is between 17 and 19 inches above the finished floor; clear floor space at the toilet that complies with Fig. 28; and a flush control mounted on the "open" side of the toilet's clear floor space. Standards §§ 4.16.2, 4.16.3, 4.16.5, Figs. 28, 29.

 

(7) The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted within reach, with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar, and centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.16.6, Fig. 29(b).

 

(8) The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the overall length of side grab bar is 36 inches and the distance of the farther end to the rear wall is 39 inches. Provide a side grab bar that is at least 42 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 54 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Standards § 4.16.4, Fig. 29(b).

 

(9) There is no rear grab bar. 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 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 29.

 

ii. Men's

 

(1) The toilet room sign does not have raised and Braille characters. 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 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.

 

(2) The toilet room door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 13 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

(3) 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 § 4.19.6.

 

(4) The lavatory is inaccessible because bottom edge of 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 § 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

(5) The toilet is inaccessible because the height is 16 inches, the centerline is 15 inches from the wall, and the flush control is on the closed side. Provide a toilet with a centerline that is 18 inches from the near side wall; a seat that is between 17 and 19 inches above the finished floor; clear floor space at the toilet that complies with Fig. 28; and a flush control mounted on the "open" side of the toilet's clear floor space. Standards §§ 4.16.2, 4.16.3, 4.16.5, Figs. 28, 29.

 

(6) The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the grab bar. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted within reach, with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar, and centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.16.6, Fig. 29(b).

 

(7) The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the overall length of side grab bar is 36 inches and the distance of the farther end to the rear wall is 39 inches. Provide a side grab bar that is at least 42 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 54 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Standards § 4.16.4, Fig. 29(b).

 

(8) There is no rear grab bar. 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 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 29.

 

d. Drinking Fountain - Main Floor Near Voter Registration

 

i. The fountain is not accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Provide at least one drinking fountain with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; and a spout located at the front of the unit that directs the water flow in a trajectory that is nearly parallel to the front of the unit and is positioned so the flow of water is within 3 inches of the front edge of the fountain and at least 4 inches high. Ensure that fountain controls are operable with one hand, require 5 lbf or less to operate without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist; and are front mounted or side mounted near the front edge. Additionally, provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser; or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

e. Assembly Area - County Council Room - 2nd Level

 

i. Entrance Door - Public: Door requires 12 pounds of force to operate. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

ii. Assistive Listening System: The Council Room is inaccessible to people with hearing impairments because there is an audio amplification system provided in combination with fixed seating, however, there is no assistive listening system. Provide a permanently installed or portable assistive listening system serving the fixed seating. Ensure that the seating served by the system is located within a 50 foot viewing distance of the dias and has a complete view of it. Provide 4% of total seats or a minimum of 2 receivers for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability. Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

3. Within twelve months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall compete the following modifications to the Laurens County Courthouse Annex - Sheriff's Office, located at 216 West Main Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360:

 

a. Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms With Stalls: These toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and not accessible to people with disabilities. For each gender (or as a unisex single user toilet room), provide an accessible toilet room such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, stall size and arrangement, stall door, urinal (if provided), grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Fig. 30.

 

4. Within twelve months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall compete the following modifications to the Church Street Office Complex, located at 3 Catherine Street, Laurens, South Carolina 29360:

 

a. The building is inaccessible because signage is not provided at the entrances in the front, rear, or assembly room entrances of building. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all permanent accessible entrances. Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.Signage is not provided

 

b. The fire extinguisher cabinets throughout the facility protrude 6 inches into the circulation route and would not be detectable for blind persons who use canes. Provide an accessible route throughout the facility 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.4.

 

c. There is no assistive listening system for the conference room. Provide a permanently installed assistive listening system (ALS) or a portable ALS with an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring necessary to support a portable assistive listening system. Also provide at least 2 receivers for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability. Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

d. The toilet rooms at the Assembly Conference Room, on the Main Level By Front Entrance Waiting Room, and on the Mid Level Area Near Offices contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. At each, provide an accessible toilet room such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, stall size and arrangement, stall door, urinal (if provided), grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16,4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Fig.

 

5. Within twelve months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall compete the following modifications to the Laurens County Park, Laurens, South Carolina 29360:

 

a. The parking lot surface is loose gravel and no spaces are designated as reserved for persons with disabilities. Ensure that standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. 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).

 

b. No accessible route is provided from the parking lot to the grill and from the parking lot to the basketball courts. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting each of 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 §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.An accessible route is not provided to the grill.

 

c. The picnic tables are inaccessible because there is inadequate knee space. Provide at least one picnic table on an accessible route such that there is knee space at the table at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep, and such that the height of the top of the table is between 28 inches and 34 inches above the ground. Standards §§ 4.32.3, 4.32.4.Accessible picnic tables are not provided.

 

d. Although 1 drinking fountain is provided, the fountain is not accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Provide at least one drinking fountain with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; and a spout located at the front of the unit that directs the water flow in a trajectory that is nearly parallel to the front of the unit and is positioned so the flow of water is within 3 inches of the front edge of the fountain and at least 4 inches high. Ensure that fountain controls are operable with one hand, require 5 lbf or less to operate without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist; and are front mounted or side mounted near the front edge. Additionally, provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

e. Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms With Stalls: These toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide an accessible toilet room for each gender (or one unisex accessible toilet room) such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, stall size and arrangement, stall door, urinal (if provided), grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Fig. 30.

f. The route from the parking to the baseball fields is inaccessible because it is too steep, the handrails are too high, there is no interim level landing at the middle of the ramp, the handrails do not extend at the top and bottom of the ramp, and the landing at the bottom projects into vehicular traffic. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide and has a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50. Provide level landings at the top and bottom of the ramp that are at least as wide as the ramp and at least 60 inches long. If the ramp changes direction, provide a level landing measuring at least 60 inches by 60 inches at the change in direction. On both sides of the ramp, provide handrails between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface. Ensure that the handrails extend at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface, that they are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, that they will not rotate within their fittings, and that they have ends that are rounded or return smoothly to floor, wall, or post. Provide edge protection that is at least 2 inches high at the ramp's drop off sides. Ensure that the ramp and its level landing at the top and bottom are designed and maintained so that water does not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.The ramp is not accessible and the slope is too steep.

 

6. Within twelve months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall compete the following modifications to the Human Services Complex, located at 93 Human Services Road, Clinton, South Carolina 29325:

 

a. The access aisle serving the parking space designated as "van accessible" is only 86 inches wide. Provide designated van accessible parking spaces that are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.6.3, Fig.9.

 

b. Exterior Entrances

 

i. Health Department: The building is inaccessible because the International Symbol of Accessibility is not provided at the accessible entrance, and there is no directional signage at the inaccessible entrance. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all permanent accessible entrances. Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.

 

ii. Department of Social Services: The building is inaccessible because the International Symbol of Accessibility is not provided at the accessible entrance, and there is no directional signage at the inaccessible entrance. Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible entrances directing users to the accessible entrance, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all permanent accessible entrances. Standards §§ 4.1.3(8)(d), 4.13, 4.30.

 

c. Interior Doors and Offices

 

i. The doors throughout the building are inaccessible because knob hardware is used. Provide doors 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 § 4.13.9.

 

ii. Many of the service counters are too high and no equivalent facilitation is provided. For each, provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation. Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, a clip board made available to the public, or other means. Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3..

 

iii. Drinking Fountains in Health Department Lobby and Clinic:

 

(1) Although 2 drinking fountains are provided, neither is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping and the fountain control in the Health Department lobby requires 12 lbf to operate. Provide at least one drinking fountain with a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet; and a spout located at the front of the unit that directs the water flow in a trajectory that is nearly parallel to the front of the unit and is positioned so the flow of water is within 3 inches of the front edge of the fountain and at least 4 inches high. Ensure that fountain controls are operable with one hand, require 5 lbf or less to operate without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist; and are front mounted or side mounted near the front edge. Additionally, provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser; or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

(2) The drinking fountain in the clinic area is a protruding object that would not be detectable by a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route 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. Standards § 4.4.

 

iv. Drinking Fountain - Department of Social Services - Lobby: Although 1 drinking fountain is provided, it is not accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. Provide a drinking fountain that is accessible to people who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs and a cup dispenser; or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group of people. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

v. The toilet rooms in the Health Department (lobby), the Department of Social Services (lobby), and Rooms 28 and 29 each contain a number of inaccessible elements and they are not accessible to people with disabilities. For each, provide an accessible toilet room such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, stall size and arrangement, stall door, grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Fig. 30.