ATTACHMENT K: Program Access in Existing Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 43 of the Agreement requires that within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the Town 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.

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 programs, services, and activities housed in the Town´s facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, when viewed in their entirety, the Town 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 begins to run on the effective date of the Agreement.

Item #

Access Issue

Required Action

Completion Date

1.

Town Hall, located at 5 Haven Road

   

1.1.

Parking: The designated accessible parking space in front of the building is inaccessible because the sign is mounted too low.

P6

6 months

1.2.

Entrances: 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

6 months

1.3.

Entrance Ramp: The ramp is inaccessible because it has a slope of up to 9.3%, the bottom landing is less than 60 inches long, the handrails are 28½ inches high, the handrails lack extensions at the bottom, and the diameter of the handrails is 3½ inches.

R5

24 months

1.4.

Main Entrance:

 

1.4.a.

The door is inaccessible because it has thumb-latch hardware.

D1

12 months

1.4.b.

The door is inaccessible because there is a 1½ inch high threshold.

D23

12 months

1.4.c.

The door is inaccessible because the vestibule is not sufficiently deep to accommodate the interior door swinging into it.

D3

12 months

1.4.d.

The pull side of the interior door in the vestibule, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has approximately 5 inches of clear space on the latch side.

D6

12 months

1.5.

Foyer Area by Rear Entrance: The file holder on the wall protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8

6 months

1.6.

2nd Floor: There is no access to the 2nd floor of the facility for people with mobility impairments.

AR9

6 months

2.

Pomfret Public Library, located at 449 Pomfret Street

   

2.1.

Parking: The parking lot is inaccessible because there is no van accessible parking space, there is no access aisle, the designated accessible space is not demarcated, and the sign is mounted too low.

P3

6 months

2.2.

Entrance Ramp: The ramp is inaccessible because the handrails lack extensions at the bottom.

R4

12 months

2.3.

Entrance:

   

2.3.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

6 months

2.3.b.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

2.4.

Library Interior:

   

2.4.a.

The magazine displays are inaccessible because they require a reach of up to 59 inches above the finished floor.

LB1

6 months

2.4.b.

The card catalog is inaccessible because it is 14 inches high to the bottom.

LB1

6 months

2.4.c.

The book stacks are inaccessible because the space between stacks is only 30 inches wide.

LB5, M2

6 months

2.5.

Single User Toilet Room: The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities.

SU13

24 months

3.

Pomfret Recreation Park, located at 576 Hampton Rd

   

3.1.

Parking: The parking lot is inaccessible because there are no designated accessible spaces and the gravel and grass are not firm, stable, and slip resistant.

P3

24 months

3.2.

Toilet Room Area: The entrance is inaccessible because it contains a 3 inch high step.

AR1

6 months

3.3.

Women´s Toilet Room:

 

3.3.a.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

3.3.b.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

6 months

3.3.c.

The toilet paper dispenser in the designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is mounted 43 inches from the rear wall.

ST19

6 months

3.3.d.

The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the rear grab bar is obstructed by the pull down bar and by the top of the toilet tank.

ST5

6 months

3.4.

Men´s Toilet Room:

 

3.4.a.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

6 months

3.4.b.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

6 months

3.4.c.

The toilet paper dispenser in the designated accessible stall is inaccessible because it is mounted 43 inches from the rear wall.

ST19

6 months

3.4.d.

The designated accessible toilet is inaccessible because the rear grab bar is obstructed by the pull down bar and by the top of the toilet tank.

ST5

6 months

3.5.

Route to Soccer Field: The route is inaccessible because it is not stable, firm, and slip-resistant and it contains slopes in excess of 8.3%.

AR1

24 months

3.6.

Picnic Area:

   

3.6.a.

The ramp to the picnic area is inaccessible because it has a slope of up to 9.8% with no ramp features.

R5

24 months

3.6.b.

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

PD6

6 months

4.

Pomfret Community School, located at 20 Pomfret Street (Polling and Emergency Shelter)

   

4.1.

Parking: The parking lot, with a total of 141 parking spaces, is inaccessible because there is no van accessible space, the access aisles are between 37 and 42 inches wide, and the signs are mounted too low. This lot requires 1 van accessible space and 4 standard accessible spaces.

P3

6 months

4.2.

Entrance: The door is inaccessible because there is a 1 inch high threshold.

D23

6 months

4.3.

Hallway by Gym: The fire extinguisher on the wall protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8

6 months


 

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