Attachment J: Modifications to Altered Facilities

 

1.         Within 1 year, Minnehaha County will make the following modifications to Correctional Center: 1900 W Russell Ave. (facility altered in 1992):

 

a.         Parking

 

i.          Although the parking lot has a total of 129 parking spaces, there are only 4 designated for persons with disabilities.  In addition, the spaces designated for use by persons with disabilities are not accessible.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space and 4 standard space designated as reserved for people 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b.         Ramp

 

i.          The ramp is inaccessible because the handrail provided is mounted at 32 inches and there is no inside handrail.  Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 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, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3.8, 4.8.5.

 

c.         Telephone - The telephone located in the sleeping area is inaccessible because it has no volume control.  Provide an accessible telephone with a clear floor space of at least 30 inches by 48 inches that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair such that bases, enclosures, and fixed seats do not impede approaches to the telephone; with the highest operable part of the telephone mounted no more than 48 inches above the floor for a front approach or no more than 54 inches above the floor for a side approach; that is hearing aid compatible and has a volume control mechanism; with telephone books, if provided, located between 15 and 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach or between 9 and 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach; with a cord of at least 29 inches long from the telephone to the handset; and with signage that complies with the Standards.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(17), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

d.         Elevator The elevator is inaccessible because there is no hoistway signage provided for persons with vision impairments.  Provide signage at hoistway entrances with raised and Braille floor designations on both jambs such that the centerline of the characters is 60 inches above the finished floor and the characters are 2 inches high.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.10.5, Fig. 20.

 

e.         Toilet Rooms

 

i.          Men's Toilet and Shower Room with stalls

 

(1)        The lavatory is inaccessible because bottom edge is 28 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

(2)        The lavatory is inaccessible because the 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.

 

(3)        The shower is inaccessible because no hand held shower spray unit is provided and the shower head is higher than 48 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a shower in this room that has a shower spray unit with a hose at least 60 inches long that can be used both as a fixed shower head and as a hand-held shower.  In unmonitored facilities where vandalism is a consideration, a fixed shower head mounted at 48 inches above the shower floor may be used in lieu of a hand-held shower head.  Standards § 4.21.6, Fig. 37.

 

ii.          Women's Toilet and Shower Room with stalls

 

(1)        The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side of the stall.  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), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.17.2, 4.27.4.

 

(2)        The lavatory is inaccessible because the 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.

 

(3)        The shower is inaccessible because no hand-held shower spray unit is provided and the shower head is higher than 48 inches from the finished floor.  Provide a shower in this room that has a shower spray unit with a hose at least 60 inches long that can be used both as a fixed shower head and as a hand-held shower.  In unmonitored facilities where vandalism is a consideration, a fixed shower head mounted at 48 inches above the shower floor may be used in lieu of a hand-held shower head.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.21.6, Figs. 37.

 

2.         Within 1 year,  Minnehaha County  will make the following modifications to the Juvenile Detention Center: 4200 S West Ave. (facility altered since 1992):

 

a.         Parking

 

i.          The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the space has a running slope of 2.8 %.  Provide designated accessible parking spaces and access aisles that are 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.

 

ii.          The van accessible parking reserved for persons with disabilities lacks the appropriate signage.  At van accessible spaces, provide a "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility such that the sign cannot be obstructed by vehicles parked in the space.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

b.         Counter - The waiting room counter is inaccessible, mounted 44 inches above the finished floor.  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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 4.1.6(1)(b), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

 

c.         The storage lockers (visitors waiting room) are inaccessible because the lock requires twisting of the wrist.  Provide a locker 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. require twisting on the lock.  

d.         Unisex Toilet Room, Visitors waiting room.

 

i.          The toilet room sign is mounted on 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.

 

ii.          The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 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 §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

e.         Intake Toilet Rooms - Men's

 

i.          The toilet room sign is mounted on 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.

 

ii.          The toilet room door swings into the required clear floor space at the lavatory.  Ensure that no door swings into the required clear floor space at any accessible fixture.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.2.


 

 

iii.         The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 59 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 §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

f.          Intake Toilet Rooms - Woman's

 

i.          The toilet room sign is mounted on 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.

 

ii.          The toilet room door swings into the required clear floor space at the lavatory.  Ensure that no door swings into the required clear floor space at any accessible fixture.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.2.

 

iii.         The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 59 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 §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

g.         Intake Shower Room

 

i.          The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 58 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a soap 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.

 

h.         Drinking Fountain - The drinking fountain is not accessible because the spout height is 48 inches and there is no knee clearance.  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.  For each accessible drinking fountain, 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

i.          Dining Room -

 

i.          Although the dining room area has 2 boys' and 2 girls' toilet rooms, 1 set located on the north side and 1 located on the west side, there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms on the north side.  Provide accessible directional signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at inaccessible toilet rooms indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet room, and provide accessible signage with the International Symbol of Accessibility at all accessible toilet rooms.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.1.6(3)(e)(iii), 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, 4.30.7.

 

ii.          Toilet rooms on the North side - The designated accessible boys' and girls' toilet room signs are mounted on 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.

 

iii.         Toilet rooms on the North side - The designated accessible boys' and girls' toilet room paper towel dispensers are inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 59 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 §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.