Attachment K: Program Access in Existing Facilities

 

 

Please Note: Paragraph 46 of the Agreement requires that within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, the 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 the 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 disabilities, the County will take the following actions:

 

1. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Prince George's County Courthouse, located at 14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro.

 

a. Commissioner's Entrance

(1) The slope of the primary curb cut is 12%. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards § 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

(2) The cross slope of the ramp is 3.6%, there is inadequate edge protection, there are not two handrails on the bottom leg of the ramp, on the top leg the inside handrail is not continuous, and there are no handrail extensions. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; with level landings measuring at least 60 inches by 60 inches when the ramp changes direction; and edge protection that is at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. 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. Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

b. Signage. The interior signage provided is not accessible. 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. Toilet Rooms. "There is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. 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.

 

d. Cafeteria

(1) The silverware dispenser is 60 inches above the finished floor. Provide a silverware dispenser with a minimum of 36 inches of clear width and with reach ranges of between 18 inches and 54 inches (maximum height of 48 inches is preferred) above the finished floor. Standards § 8.4, Fig. 55.

(2) The risers on the stairs are open. Provide stairs with closed risers, uniform tread width and riser height, a tread depth of at least 11 inches measured from riser to riser, and nosings, treads, and risers that otherwise comply fully with the Standards. Provide handrails on both sides of the stairs such that the inside handrail on switchbacks or doglegs is continuous; handrails that are not continuous beyond the top and bottom of the stairs extend at least 12 inches beyond the top riser and at least 12 inches plus the width of one tread beyond the bottom riser; there is a clear space between the handrails and the wall of 1 inches; gripping surfaces are uninterrupted by newel posts, other construction elements, or obstructions; the handrails are mounted between 34 and 38 inches above stair nosings; the ends of the handrails are either rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post; and the handrails do not rotate within their fittings. Standards § 4.9.

 

e. Parole and Probation. The counter is 42 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

f. Bourne Wing Ground Floor Drinking Fountain

(1) Although a drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. 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)(a).

 

g. Women's Ground Floor Toilet Room with Stalls near Parole

(1) The toilet room sign is not mounted on the latch side of the door, has a centerline that is not 60 inches above the finished floor, and lacks Braille or raised letters. 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), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The pressure required to open the door is 10 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The door's threshold is greater than inch and is not beveled. Provide a door with a threshold no greater than inch, or between inch and inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

(4) The paper towel dispenser is mounted with the controls 61 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 paper towel dispenser is more than 27 inches above the finished floor, extends more than 4 inches into the path of travel and is not cane detectible. Provide a path of travel 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.

(6) The lavatory is 26 inches above the finished floor to the bottom of the apron. 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.

(7) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(8) 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.

(9) The toilet paper dispenser is mounted 44 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

h. Men's Ground Floor Toilet Room with Stalls near Parole

(1) The toilet room sign is not mounted on the latch side of the door, has a centerline that is not 60 inches above the finished floor, and lacks Braille or raised letters. 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), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) 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) The door's threshold is greater than inch and is not beveled. Provide a door with a threshold no greater than inch, or between inch and inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

(4) The paper towel dispenser is mounted with the controls 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 paper towel dispenser is more than 27 inches above the finished floor, extends more than 4 inches into the path of travel and is not cane detectible. Provide a path of travel 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.

(6) The lavatory is 26 inches above the finished floor to the bottom of the apron. 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.

(7) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(8) 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.

(9) The toilet paper dispenser is mounted 44 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

i. Courtrooms 064M, 057M, 058M and 063M. The court rooms contain 45 seats and there are no wheelchair seating areas in them. In each court room, provide two wheelchair seating areas, each with a minimum clear ground or floor space of 66 inches wide by 48 inches deep for forward or rear access, or 66 inches wide by 60 inches deep for side access. Ensure that the ground or floor at all wheelchair locations is level, firm, stable, and slip resistant; that wheelchair seating areas are an integral part of the fixed seating plan and are located so as to provide people with physical disabilities a choice of lines of sight comparable to those available for members of the general public; that wheelchair seating areas adjoin an accessible route that also serves as a means of egress in case of emergency; and that at least one fixed companion seat is provided next to each wheelchair seating area. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(a), 4.5, 4.33.

 

j. Family Division Waiting Area. The bench seating in the waiting room has no wheelchair seating areas. Provide wheelchair seating areas, each with a minimum clear ground or floor space of 66 inches wide by 48 inches deep for forward or rear access, or 66 inches wide by 60 inches deep for side access. Ensure that the ground or floor at all wheelchair locations is level, firm, stable, and slip resistant; that wheelchair seating areas are an integral part of the fixed seating plan and are located so as to provide people with physical disabilities a choice of lines of sight comparable to those available for members of the general public; that wheelchair seating areas adjoin an accessible route that also serves as a means of egress in case of emergency; and that at least one fixed companion seat is provided next to each wheelchair seating area. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(a), 4.5, 4.33.

 

k. Ground Floor Drinking Fountains near Restrooms. Although the drinking fountain located under the "restroom" sign is accessible, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. 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)(a).

 

l. Circuit Court. The top of the counter is 42 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

m. Lobby Telephone

(1) The telephone in the lobby has less than 27 inches of knee space. 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 §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

(2) The telephone protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

n. Women's First Floor Bourne Wing Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The toilet room lacks accessible signage. 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 pressure required to open the door is 10 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The toilet seat cover dispenser is mounted with the controls 65 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet seat cover 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.

(4) The paper towel dispenser protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

(5) The sanitary napkin dispenser is mounted with the controls 56 inches above the finished floor. Provide a sanitary napkin 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.

(6) 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 § 4.19.4.

(7) The toilet paper dispenser is mounted 45 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

o. Men's First Floor Bourne Wing Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The toilet room lacks accessible signage. 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 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) The toilet seat cover dispenser is mounted with the controls 65 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet seat cover 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.

(4) The paper towel dispenser protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

(5) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(6) The toilet paper dispenser is mounted 45 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

p. 1st Floor Marbury Wing Drinking Fountain. Although an accessible 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).

 

q. Men's Jury Room Single User Toilet Room

(1) The toilet room lacks an accessible sign. 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) 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.

(3) The paper towel dispenser controls are 60 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.

(4) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(5) The overall length of the side grab bar is 36 inches and the distance of its farther end to the rear wall is 48 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).

(6) The overall length of the rear grab bar is 24 inches. 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. Standards § 4.16.4, Fig. 29.

 

r. Women's Jury Room Single User Toilet Room

(1) The toilet room lacks an accessible sign. 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) 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.

(3) The paper towel dispenser controls are 62 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.

(4) The bottom edge of the lavatory 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 lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(6) There is inadequate clear floor space centered at the lavatory. Provide a lavatory with clear floor space at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the lavatory. Standards § 4.19.3, Fig. 32.

(7) The top of the toilet seat is 15 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).

(8) The toilet centerline measures 16 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.

(9) No grab bars are provided. 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, and 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. Ensure that the grab bars are mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bars and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bars and any other object, such as a toilet paper dispenser or a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 29.

(10) As an alternative to making the changes to this toilet room as described in (1) - (9) above, the County may convert both jury room single user toilet rooms to unisex single user toilet rooms, and designate the toilet room referenced in 1.q. above as the accessible toilet room for jurors of either gender.

 

s. Courtroom 157M. The courtroom contains 120 seats and there are no wheelchair seating areas. Provide two wheelchair seating areas, each with a minimum clear ground or floor space of 66 inches wide by 48 inches deep for forward or rear access, or 66 inches wide by 60 inches deep for side access. Ensure that the ground or floor at all wheelchair locations is level, firm, stable, and slip resistant; that wheelchair seating areas are an integral part of the fixed seating plan and are located so as to provide people with physical disabilities a choice of lines of sight comparable to those available for members of the general public; that wheelchair seating areas adjoin an accessible route that also serves as a means of egress in case of emergency; and that at least one fixed companion seat is provided next to each wheelchair seating area. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(a), 4.5, 4.33.

 

t. 1st Floor Court Clerk 165M. The counter is 44 inches high. 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.

 

u. Second Floor Duvall Wing Telephone. The telephone protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

v. Docket Between Courtrooms 263B and 264B. The wall mounted docket listing protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

w. Courtrooms 257M, 258M, 259M, 260M. The courtrooms each contain 120 seats and there are no wheelchair seating areas. In each courtroom, provide two wheelchair seating areas, each with a minimum clear ground or floor space of 66 inches wide by 48 inches deep for forward or rear access, or 66 inches wide by 60 inches deep for side access. Ensure that the ground or floor at all wheelchair locations is level, firm, stable, and slip resistant; that wheelchair seating areas are an integral part of the fixed seating plan and are located so as to provide people with physical disabilities a choice of lines of sight comparable to those available for members of the general public; that wheelchair seating areas adjoin an accessible route that also serves as a means of egress in case of emergency; and that at least one fixed companion seat is provided next to each wheelchair seating area. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(a), 4.5, 4.33.

 

x. Public Defender's Office. The counter is 43 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

y. Assignment Office Room 267M. The counter is 42 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

z. Court Administrator's Office. The counter is 41 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

aa. 2nd Floor Drinking Fountain between Marbury Restrooms

(1) Although an accessible 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).

(2) The drinking fountain protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

bb. 2nd Floor Women's Marbury Wing Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The toilet room lacks accessible signage. 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 pressure required to open the door is 11 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The toilet seat cover dispenser is mounted with the controls 64 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet seat cover 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.

(4) The paper towel dispenser protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

(5) The bottom edge of the lavatory apron is less than 29 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 lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(7) The toilet paper dispenser is mounted 45 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

cc. 2nd Floor Men's Marbury Wing Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The toilet room lacks accessible signage. 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 pressure required to open the door is 11 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The toilet seat cover dispenser is mounted with the controls 63 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet seat cover 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.

(4) The paper towel dispenser protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

(5) The bottom edge of the lavatory apron is less than 29 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 lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(7) The toilet paper dispenser is mounted 45 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

dd. Courtroom 300. The courtroom contains 120 seats and there are no wheelchair seating areas. Provide two wheelchair seating areas, each with a minimum clear ground or floor space of 66 inches wide by 48 inches deep for forward or rear access, or 66 inches wide by 60 inches deep for side access. Ensure that the ground or floor at all wheelchair locations is level, firm, stable, and slip resistant; that wheelchair seating areas are an integral part of the fixed seating plan and are located so as to provide people with physical disabilities a choice of lines of sight comparable to those available for members of the general public; that wheelchair seating areas adjoin an accessible route that also serves as a means of egress in case of emergency; and that at least one fixed companion seat is provided next to each wheelchair seating area. Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(a), 4.5, 4.33.

 

ee. Transfer Tax Credit (Room 353B). The counter is higher than 36 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

ff. Dept. of Assessments and Taxation (Room 356B). The counter is 42 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

gg. State's Attorney - District Court Division (Room 348M). The counter is 42 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

hh. State's Attorney - Criminal Trials Division (349M). The counter is 42 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

ii. Room 352M. The counter is 42 inches high. 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.

 

jj. 3rd Floor Drinking Fountains

(1) Although accessible drinking fountains are 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).

(2) The fountain protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

2. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Clinton Police Station, located at 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton.

 

a. Parking. There is no van accessible parking space provided. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide, with a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Accessible Route

(1) The 2 curb cuts leading to the facility from the parking lot both have slopes exceeding 1:12. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards § 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

(2) The pavement along the route from the 1st curb ramp to the facility is not firm and stable. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting 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.

 

c. Interior Signage. The signage provided throughout the facility does not have raised and Braille characters and is not mounted on the latch side of the door. 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.

 

d. Men's Single User Toilet Room Room 314

(1) The pressure required to open the door is 15 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) The door has knob hardware. 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) 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 toilet seat cover dispenser is mounted with the controls 63 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet seat cover 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 soap dispenser is mounted with the controls 53 inches above the finished floor and require a forward reach. 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(6) The paper towels are mounted more than 48 inches above the finished floor and require a forward reach. Provide paper towels such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(7) The lavatory is 26 inches high to the bottom of the apron, the hot pipes are not protected against contact, and the faucet hardware requires twisting of the wrist. 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.

(8) The side grab bar at the toilet is mounted with the farther end 47 inches from the rear wall, and the height is 28 inches above the finished floor. 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.

(9) No rear grab bar is provided. 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.

 

e. Unisex Single User Toilet Room Room 313

(1) The pressure required to open the door is 20 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) The door has knob hardware. 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) 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 toilet seat cover dispenser is mounted with the controls 63 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet seat cover 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 paper towels are mounted more than 48 inches above the finished floor and require a forward reach. Provide paper towels such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(6) The lavatory is 26 inches high to the bottom of the apron, the hot pipes are not protected against contact, and the faucet hardware requires twisting of the wrist. 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.

(7) The top of the toilet 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, Fig. 29(b).

(8) The side grab bar at the toilet is mounted with the farther end 47 inches from the rear wall, and the height is 28 inches above the finished floor. 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.

(9) No rear grab bar is provided. 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.

 

f. Vending Machine. The highest operable part is 56 inches high. Provide an accessible vending machine with the highest operable part no more than 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach or no more than 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach. Standards §§ 5.8, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

g. Conference Room 103. The clear route into the conference room is blocked by moveable chairs. Provide an accessible route with a minimum clear width of 36 inches, except at doors, where the width may decrease to 32 inches. Standards §§ 4.3.3, 4.13.5.

 

h. Holding Cells (Adult and Juvenile). The toilet room used by adult and juvenile detainees is not accessible. Provide an accessible toilet room such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, urinal (if provided), grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. In the alternative, provide an accessible facility with accessible toilet rooms for detainees with disabilities. Standards §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

3. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the D. Leonard Dyer Regional Health Center, located at 9314 Piscataway Road, Clinton.

 

a. Parking. Although the front and rear parking lots combined have a total of 201 parking spaces, including 8 designated as reserved for people with disabilities, there are no van accessible spaces, 4 of the designated accessible spaces are only 89 to 93 inches wide, and 1 of the designated accessible spaces has an access aisle only 58 inches wide. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space and 6 standard spaces 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), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Accessible Route

(1) The route from the parking lot to the building entrance has pavement that is worn and not firm or stable, and is sloped such that large puddles are created. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting 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.

(2) In the lobby entrance area, the wall-mounted comment box protrudes into the circulation route and would not be detectable to 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.

 

c. Interior Signage. Signage provided throughout the building is not mounted with its centerline at 60 inches above the finished floor, and does not have Braille characters. 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.

 

d. Public Entrance. The exterior entrance hardware requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate, and the interior vestibule door requires 14 pounds of force to open. 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. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards §§ 4.13.9 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

e. Telephone at Front Entrance

(1) The highest operable part is 55 inches above the finished floor and requires a forward reach. 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. Standards §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

(2) The telephone protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

f. Toilet Rooms in Family Planning Corridor. The toilet rooms are not accessible, and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. 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.

 

g. Room 113

(1) Each door leaf has an opening width of only 27 inches. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

(2) The sink protrudes 17 inches into the walkway with its leading edge at 28 inches above the finished floor. 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.

 

h. Dental Clinic Corridor. Each door leaf has an opening width of 27 inches. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

 

i. Toilet Rooms Between Rooms 126 and 127. The toilet rooms are not accessible, and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. 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.

 

j. Main Waiting Area Rear Door. The pressure required to open the door is 15 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

k. Women's 1st Floor Rear Waiting Area Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) 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).

(2) The lavatory faucets require twisting of the wrist to operate. Provide a lavatory with 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 §§ 4.19.5, 4.27.4.

(3) The designated accessible toilet stall door is 30 inches wide and the stall is 51 inches wide. Provide a toilet stall that is at least 60 inches wide and at least 56 inches deep for a wall-mounted toilet or at least 59 inches deep for a floor-mounted toilet, such that the centerline of the toilet is exactly 18 inches from the near side wall or partition, and there is at least 9 inches of toe clearance above the floor at the front partition if the stall is no more than 60 inches deep. The stall door shall have a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards §§ 4.13.5 4.17, Figs. 24, 30.

(4) The toilet centerline measures 24 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

(5) There is 2 inches between the side grab bar and the wall. Provide grab bars such that there is 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall. Standards § 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

(6) No rear grab bar is provided. 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 §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

l. Men's 1st Floor Rear Waiting Area Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The pressure required to open the door is 15 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) The designated accessible toilet stall door is 30 inches wide and the stall is 50 inches wide. Provide a toilet stall that is at least 60 inches wide and at least 56 inches deep for a wall-mounted toilet or at least 59 inches deep for a floor-mounted toilet, such that the centerline of the toilet is exactly 18 inches from the near side wall or partition, and there is at least 9 inches of toe clearance above the floor at the front partition if the stall is no more than 60 inches deep. The stall door shall have a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards §§ 4.13.5 4.17, Figs. 24, 30.

(3) The toilet centerline measures 24 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

(4) There is 2 inches between the side grab bar and the wall. Provide grab bars such that there is 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall. Standards § 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

(5) No rear grab bar is provided. 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 §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

m. Elevator

(1) The elevator cab is 41 inches deep and 68 inches wide. Provide an elevator with a cab that is a minimum of 51 inches deep from the back wall of the cab to the control panel and 54 inches deep from the back wall of the cab to the face of the door; that, if the doors are centered on the wall, is at least 80 inches wide and, if the doors are located to one side of the wall, is at least 68 inches wide. Ensure that the door opening is at least 36 inches wide, and that floor surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.10.9, 4.10.10, Fig. 22. In the alternative, provide access to County programs on the second floor of the facility.

(2) The car control buttons do not have Braille and raised characters and the main entry floor call button is not designated by a raised star. Provide car control buttons that are at least inch in their smallest dimension and are raised or flush and that are designated by Braille and by raised standard alphabet characters for letters, arabic characters for numerals, or standard symbols. Ensure that the call button for the main entry floor is designated by a raised star at the left of the floor designation and that all raised designations for control buttons are placed immediately to the left of the buttons to which they apply. Standards § 4.10.12, Fig. 23.

(3) The emergency communications system is not identified by a raised symbol and lettering and the door to the emergency communications device requires tight grasping or pinching to open. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

n. Second Floor Auditorium

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

(2) No permanent or portable assistive listening system is available for persons with hearing impairments. 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 a minimum of 2 receivers for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability. Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

o. Second Floor Toilet Rooms. The toilet rooms are not accessible, and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. 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.

 

p. Second Floor Hallway. The wall-mounted comment box protrudes into the circulation route and 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.

 

4. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Harriet L. Hunter Senior Center, located at 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs.

 

a. Parking. There are no van accessible parking spaces provided. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide, with vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Curb Ramp. The slope of the route from the parking lot to the entrance exceeds 1:12. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards § 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

 

c. Ramps

(1) Ramp from Rear Parking Lot. The ramp handrail is 41 inches above the ground. 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 and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post. Standards § 4.8.5.

(2) Ramp to Main Entrance. The top of the ramp handrail is 32 inches above the ramp, and the handrails are not stable. 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 and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post. Standards § 4.8.5.

 

d. Entrances

(1) The front entrance door has thumb-latch hardware. 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.

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

 

e. Interior Route. The wall-mounted trophy case protrudes 11 inches into the main walkway with its bottom leading edge at 36 inches above the finished floor; the shelf next to door 98 protrudes 11 inches into the main walkway with its bottom leading edge at 45 inches above the finished floor; and the sign-in shelf next to the front entrance protrudes 11 inches into the main walkway with its bottom leading edge at 46 inches above the finished floor. Provide an accessible route at these locations 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.

 

f. Coat Rack. No accessible coat rack has been provided. Provide a coat rack 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.

 

g. Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The toilet room signs at both the men's and women's toilet rooms are mounted with the centerline of the sign 62 inches above the finished floor. At each room, 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 pressure required to open the men's toilet room entrance door is 11 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) In each toilet room, the interior of the door, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because it has less than 12 inches of maneuvering clearance on the push side. On the push side of each door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 48 inches deep and provide a minimum of 12 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door, or remove the closer or the latch. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(4) In the men's toilet room, the lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(5) In the women's toilet room, the sanitary napkin dispenser is mounted with the controls 53 inches above the finished floor and requires a forward reach. Provide a sanitary napkin 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.

(6) The toilet paper dispensers in both toilet rooms are mounted above the side grab bar at a distance of at least 39 inches to the rear wall. In each toilet room, provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

(7) The rear grab bars in both toilet rooms have a fixture interfering with the use of the grab bar. In each toilet room, provide a rear grab bar that has at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

(8) No accessible coat hook has been provided in the men's toilet room. 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.

 

h. Drinking Fountain. The drinking fountain is not accessible for people who have trouble 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), 4.15.4.

 

i. Cafeteria Entrance. The double doors are each 29 inches wide. Provide a door at this location that has at least one active leaf with a clear opening at least 32 inches wide when measured from the face of the door to the middle edge of the other door when one door is opened 90 degrees and that has hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist OR provide an automatic door opener that opens both doors simultaneously. Standards § 4.13, Figs. 24, 25.

 

j. Outdoor Picnic Area

(1) No accessible picnic tables are provided. 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.

(2) The routes to the barbecue grills are not firm and stable. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting 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.

 

5. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Laurel Library Branch, located at 507 Seventh Street, Laurel.

 

a. Parking

(1) The 2 spaces designated as van accessible are not correctly configured. 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).

(2) Built-up curb ramps protrude into the access aisles of the 4 standard accessible parking spaces. Provide curb ramps located so that they do not project into the access aisles and all aspects of the ramp or curb cut comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.7.6.

 

b. Ramp to Main Entrance. The cross slope is 2.9%, the landing at the change of direction is not level, and the handrails vary in height from 39 inches to 41 inches above the ramp surface. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; with level landings measuring at least 60 inches by 60 inches when the ramp changes direction; and edge protection that is at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. 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 and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post. Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

c. Drinking Fountains. The drinking fountain near the toilet rooms protrudes into the walkway and 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.

 

d. Counters. No accessible counter is provided at the information counter. 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.

 

e. Elevator. Although emergency communications are provided, the system does not work without voice communication, and the door to the device requires tight grasping or pinching. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

f. Lower Level Meeting Rooms

(1) Large Meeting Room: There is no accessible route to the stage. Provide an accessible route connecting the wheelchair seating locations to all spaces used by speakers or performers. Standards §§ 4.3, 4.33.5.

(2) Smaller Meeting Room: The door to the smaller meeting room has knob hardware. 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.

 

g. Men's Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The toilet room sign is mounted on the door. 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 pressure required to open the toilet room door is 11 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The door to the toilet room, which is accessed through a front approach, has no maneuvering clearance on either the push or the pull side. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. On the push side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 48 inches deep and provide a minimum of 12 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door, or remove the closer or the latch. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a). Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(4) Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. Provide a visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. Standards §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

(5) The air dryer protrudes into the circulation route and 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.

(6) The lavatory is 27 inches high to the bottom of the apron and the hot pipes are not protected against contact. 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.

(7) The toilet paper dispenser is mounted 39 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

(8) The rear grab bar at the toilet is 32 inches long. 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. Standards § 4.17.6, Fig. 30.

 

h. Women's Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The toilet room sign is mounted on the door. 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 pressure required to open the toilet room door is 11 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The door to the toilet room, which is accessed through a front approach, has no maneuvering clearance on either the push or the pull side. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. On the push side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 48 inches deep and provide a minimum of 12 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door, or remove the closer or the latch. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a). Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(4) Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. Provide a visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. Standards §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

(5) The soap dispenser is mounted at 59 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(6) The air dryer protrudes into the circulation route and 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.

(7) The lavatory is 27 inches high to the bottom of the apron and the hot pipes are not protected against contact. 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.

(8) In the designated accessible toilet stall, the rear grab bar at the toilet is 32 inches long. 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. Standards § 4.17.6, Fig. 30.

(9) 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.

 

6. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to Prince George's House, located at 603 Addison Road, Capitol Heights.

 

a. Parking. Although the parking lot has a total of 21 parking spaces, including 1 designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, no van accessible space is provided, the sign for the space provided is mounted too low, and the access aisle slope exceeds 5% in several areas. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. 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. Ramp to Entrance. The ramp has only one side handrail, the handrail provided is mounted at 42 inches above the ramp surface, and it does not have extensions at least 12 inches in length at the top and bottom of the ramp. Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with 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. Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings. Standards § 4.8.5.

 

c. Entrance Door. The exterior entrance has knob hardware. 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. Room Entrances

(1) Throughout the building, doors have knob hardware. For each room used by the public, 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.

(2) The door to Dorm A, which is accessed through a front approach, has inadequate maneuvering clearance on the pull side. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(3) The door to Dorm B, which is accessed through a front approach, has no maneuvering clearance on the pull side. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(4) The door to the dining room/day room, which is accessed through a front approach, has inadequate maneuvering clearance on the pull side. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(5) The route into the computer room is inaccessible because a file cabinet reduces the width to 25 inches. Provide an accessible route with a minimum clear width of 36 inches, except at doors, where the width may decrease to 32 inches. Standards §§ 4.3.3, 4.13.5.

 

e. Men's Right Side Toilet Room with Stalls and Showers

(1) No accessible toilet room sign is provided. 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 pressure required to open the door is 10 pounds. At each toilet room, 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 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 § 4.19.4.

(5) No accessible stall is provided. 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.

(6) The showers are 57 inches wide and 33 inches deep, there is 3 inches of clear floor space overhanging the transfer seat, the transfer seat is 19 inches above the shower floor, the seat is not opposite the shower controls, and the controls require twisting of the wrist to operate. Provide a shower that is exactly 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep with a 48 inch long and 36 inch wide clear floor space alongside the shower opening, and an L-shaped shower seat mounted on the wall opposite the controls and extending the full depth of the stall; OR a shower that is at least 30 inches deep and 60 inches wide with no curb or threshold and with a 36 inch deep and 60 inch wide clear floor space at the shower opening. Ensure that the shower has grab bars, controls, a shower spray unit, and a seat, curb, and enclosure, if provided, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable. Standards § 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

 

f. Men's Left Side Toilet Room with Stalls and Showers

(1) No accessible toilet room sign is provided. 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 pressure required to open the door is 11 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

 

7. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Clinton Library, located at 9400 Piscataway Road, Clinton.

 

a. Parking

(1) There is no van accessible parking space. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. 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).

(2) The signage designating parking as reserved for persons with disabilities is too low. At each space designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by vehicles parked in the space. Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Curb Ramp. The curb ramp from the parking lot to the main entrance has a slope exceeding 1:12. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards § 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

 

c. Interior Signage. The interior signage provided is mounted above the doors and does not have raised characters or Braille. 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.

 

d. Library Check-Out Counter. The counter is 39 inches above the finished floor. Provide at least one accessible lane at each check out area such that the counter is on an accessible route at least 36 inches wide and it has a section at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 8.3, 7.2(1).

 

e. Children's Section. Mobile book carts and display racks for books on tape and music cassettes obstruct the clear width through the children's section. Provide an accessible route through the children's section with a minimum clear width of 36 inches, except at doors, where the width may decrease to 32 inches. Standards §§ 4.3.3, 4.13.5.

 

f. Meeting Rooms. No permanent or portable assistive listening system is provided. 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 a minimum of 2 receivers for use by the general public and signage indicating their availability. 28 C.F.R. §35.160; Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

g. Meeting Room 11

(1) The pressure required to open the door is 15 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) The ramp inside the meeting room has a slope greater than 1:12 at the top, there is only one handrail provided, and the handrail is mounted 32 inches above the ramp surface, it does not have extensions at least 12 inches in length, the ends are not rounded or smoothly returned to the wall or post, and the diameter of the handrail is 4 inches. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; and with edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with 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. Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings. Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

h. Conference Room 14. The door requires 15 pounds of pressure to open. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

i. Foyer Drinking Fountain

(1) The foyer drinking fountain has a spout 38 inches above the finished floor. Provide a fountain that has a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet, and that otherwise complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

(2) The drinking fountain requires 8 pounds of pressure to operate. Provide a drinking fountain with controls mounted on or near the front edge that are operable with one hand, that require 5 lbf or less to operate, and that can be operated without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.15.4, 4.27.4.

(3) The drinking fountain protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

j. Women's Toilet Room with Stalls (Room 18)

(1) The toilet room sign is not accessible. 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 pressure required to open the toilet room door is 15 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The toilet room door has knob hardware. 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.

(4) The lavatory hot water pipes are not protected against contact. Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

(5) The air dryers protrude into the walkway such that a blind person using a cane would be unable to detect them. 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.

(6) The door to the designated accessible stall is 30 inches wide. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

(7) The designated accessible toilet stall is 51 inches wide, and the stand-alone grab bar interferes with the toilet's clear floor space. Provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

(8) The side grab bar at the toilet is mounted 32 inches above the finished floor and 2 inches from the wall, and no rear grab bar is provided. 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, and a side grab bar that is at least 40 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. Ensure that the grab bars are 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 or a toilet paper dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

k. Men's Toilet Room with Stalls (Room 19)

(1) The toilet room sign is not accessible. 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 pressure required to open the toilet room door is 15 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The toilet room door has knob hardware. 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.

(4) The bottom edge of the lavatory 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 lavatory hot water pipes are not protected against contact. Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Standards § 4.19.4.

(6) The air dryers and lavatories protrude into the walkway such that a blind person using a cane would be unable to detect them. 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.

(7) The door to the designated accessible stall is 30 inches wide. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

(8) The designated accessible toilet stall is 51 inches wide, and the stand-alone grab bar interferes with the toilet's clear floor space. Provide clear floor space that complies with Fig. 30 at the toilet. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

(9) The side grab bar at the toilet is mounted 32 inches above the finished floor and 2 inches from the wall, and no rear grab bar is provided. 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, and a side grab bar that is at least 40 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. Ensure that the grab bars are 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 or a toilet paper dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

8. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Beltsville Fire Station #41, located at 3939 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville.

 

a. Parking. Although 20 parking spaces are provided, there are no spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. 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. Entrance. The entrance to the station has a 7 inch step up. Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting 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.

 

c. Drinking Fountain. No accessible drinking fountain is provided. 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.

 

d. Unisex Toilet Room with Stall

(1) No accessible toilet room sign is provided. 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 door to the toilet room has an opening width of 30 inches. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

(3) The entrance has a threshold of 1 inches. Provide a door with a threshold no greater than inch, or between inch and inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

(4) 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.

(5) There is insufficient turning space within the toilet room. Provide an unobstructed turning space at least 60 inches in diameter or a T-shaped space complying with Fig. 3(b). Standards §§ 4.22.3, 4.2.3, Fig. 3.

(6) The lavatory is 27 inches high to the bottom of the apron, the hot pipes are not protected against contact, and the faucet has knob hardware. 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.

(7) There is no accessible toilet stall provided. 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.

 

9. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Marburger Building, located at 8400 D'Arcy Road, Forestville.

 

a. Parking. Although the parking lot has a total of 76 parking spaces, including 1 designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, there is no van accessible space, there is an inadequate number of standard accessible spaces, the curb ramp is located far from the designated accessible space, and the space designated for use by persons with disabilities does not have an access aisle and is not on the shortest accessible route to the building. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space and 3 standard spaces 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), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Main Entrance. The entrance door has a threshold of 1 inch. Provide an accessible door with a threshold that is no greater than inch, or is no greater than inch and is beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

c. Interior Signage. The interior signage provided is not accessible. 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.

 

d. Entrance to "Adopt a Road" Office. The door has knob hardware. 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.

 

e. Women's Single-User Toilet Room

(1) The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and 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 door has an opening width of 29 inches. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

(3) The pressure required to open the door is 12 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(4) The door has knob hardware. 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.

(5) The door to the toilet room, which is accessed from the hinge side of the door, has only 14 inches of maneuvering clearance on the pull side. On the pull side of the door, provide a path of travel at least 60 inches wide when the approach is a side approach from the hinge side and there is a minimum of 36 inches to the latch side of the door, OR provide a path of travel between 54 inches and 59 inches wide when the approach is a side approach from the hinge side and there is a minimum of 42 inches to the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(b).

(6) 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.

(7) The toilet seat cover dispenser is mounted with the controls 57 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet seat cover 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.

(8) The towel dispenser is mounted with the controls 50 inches above the finished floor and requires a forward reach. Provide a 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.

(9) The sanitary napkin dispenser is mounted with the controls 55 inches above the finished floor. Provide a sanitary napkin 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.

(10) The bottom edge of the lavatory apron is 23 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.

(11) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(12) The top of the toilet 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).

(13) The grab bars are mounted at 29 inches above the finished floor. Provide grab bars that are mounted between 33 and 36 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.16.4, Fig. 29.

 

f. Men's Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The toilet room sign is mounted on the door and 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 door has an opening width of 29 inches. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

(3) The pressure required to open the door is 21 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(4) The toilet seat cover dispenser is mounted with the controls 58 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet seat cover 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 paper towel dispenser is mounted with the controls 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.

(6) The paper towel dispensers protrude into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

(7) The bottom edge of the lavatory apron is 23 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.

(8) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(9) No accessible toilet stall is provided. 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.

 

10. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Cora B. Wood Senior Center, located at 3603 Taylor St., Brentwood.

 

a. Parking

(1) The designated van accessible parking space access aisle is only 76 inches wide, and the main entrance parking spaces have access aisles only 48 inches wide. Provide designated accessible parking spaces that are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Provide van accessible spaces that are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.3, Fig.9.

(2) The spaces and aisles at the main entrance have slopes of 3.6%. 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 §§ 4.3.6, 4.5.1, 4.6.3.

 

b. Main Lobby Telephone. The telephone's clear floor space is blocked by a sofa, there is 26 inches of knee height, and there is 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 §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

c. Drinking Fountains. The 1st floor drinking fountain has a spout that is 39 inches above the finished floor and the 2nd floor drinking fountain has a spout that is 38 inches above the finished floor. On the first floor, provide a fountain that has a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet, or provide a cup dispenser within accessible reach ranges. On the second floor, provide directional signage indicating the location of the accessible fountain. Standards §§ 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

d. Main Entrance Ramp to Café. The bottom of the ramp has a slope of 8.6%, there is no level landing at the change in direction, there is a handrail on only one side, and the handrail ends are not rounded or returned smoothly to floor, wall, or post. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; with level landings measuring at least 60 inches by 60 inches when the ramp changes direction; and edge protection that is at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. 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 and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post. Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

e. 1st Floor Lobby Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The signs are mounted on the hinge side of the door. For each room, 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 pressure required to open each door is 10 pounds. Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) No accessible mirror has been provided in either room. In each room, 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 seat cover dispenser in the men's toilet room is mounted with the controls 58 inches above the finished floor. Provide a seat cover 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 soap dispenser in each room is mounted with the controls 51 or 52 inches above the finished floor over the lavatory. Provide a soap dispenser in each room such that the controls comply with Fig. 5 for a forward reach or with Fig. 6 for a side reach and such that it is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach, respectively, by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(6) The feminine products dispenser in the women's toilet room has knob hardware. Provide a feminine products dispenser 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 § 4.27.4.

(7) The lavatory in the women's toilet room is 27 inches high to the bottom of the apron and the lavatory in the men's toilet room is 35 inches high to the top of the counter. In each room, 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.

(8) In each toilet room, the lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(9) The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is mounted above the grab bar. In each accessible stall, provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

(10) In each designated accessible stall, the side grab bar at the toilet is mounted with the far end 48 inches from the rear wall. In each accessible stall, provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Standards § 4.17.6, Figs. 30(a), (d).

(11) There is no rear grab bar provided at the toilet in the men's toilet room. 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 §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

f. Interior Doors

(1) Many of the office doors and toilet rooms have knob hardware. 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.

(2) The pressure required to open many of the doors is greater than 5 pounds. Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

g. Single User Toilet Rooms Room 108 (Senior Health Center)

(1) Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet rooms. Provide a visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. Standards §§ 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

(2) No accessible coat hook is provided in either room. In each room, 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.

(3) No accessible mirror is provided in either room. In each room, 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 lavatories are 26 inches high to the bottom of the apron. In each room, 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 lavatory hot water pipes in each room 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 § 4.19.4.

(6) The toilet paper dispenser in each room is mounted above the grab bar. In each room, 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 each toilet is 36 inches long, and the side grab bar in the men's room is mounted 13 inches from the rear wall. In each room, 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 provided in either room. In each room, 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.

 

h. Elevator. There is no audible signal each time the elevator passes or stops on a floor. Provide visual car position indicators above the car control panel or over the door to show the position of the elevator in the hoistway. Ensure that indicators emit an audible and visual signal as the car passes or stops at a floor served by the elevator, with the corresponding floor designation being illuminated; and that numerals are a minimum of inch high. Standards § 4.10.13.

 

i. Assistive Listening System. There is no assistive listening system (ALS) provided for use in assembly rooms and auditoriums. Provide a permanently installed 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 receivers equal in number to 4% of the total number of seats (or a minimum of 2) for use by the general public and provide signage indicating their availability.

28 C.F.R. §35.160; Standards §§ 4.30, 4.33.

 

j. Auditorium Room 220. There is no accessible route connecting the wheelchair seating areas and the stage because the ramp is used as a storage area. Provide an accessible route connecting the wheelchair seating locations to all spaces used by performers. Standards §§ 4.3, 4.33.5.

 

11. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Police Services Complex, located at 7600 Barlowe Road, Palmer Park.

 

a. Parking for Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Police Headquarters. Although the parking lot has a total of 123 parking spaces, there are only 3 spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities, one there is no van accessible space, and one of the designated accessible spaces has no access aisle and no vertical signage. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space and 4 standard spaces 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), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Exterior Entrance to CID. There is a slope of 3.3% within the door's required maneuvering clearance. Provide a door so that the floor or ground area within the required clearances is level and clear. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25.

 

c. Interior Signage. The interior signage provided is not mounted 60 inches high and does not have raised characters and Braille. 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.

 

d. Inaccessible Toilet Rooms. There is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. 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.

 

e. District 3 Parking. Although the parking lot has a total of 55 parking spaces, there are only 2 spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities, there are no access aisles, and there is no van accessible space. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space and 2 standard spaces 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), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

f. District 3 Interior Signage. The interior signage provided does not have raised characters and Braille and is not always mounted on the latch side of the door 60 inches high. 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.

 

g. Single User Unisex District 3 Foyer Toilet Room

(1) The pressure required to open the door is 12 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) 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.

(3) The lavatory is 36 inches high to the top of the counter. 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) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(5) The side grab bar at the toilet is 52 inches from the far end to the rear wall. 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).

(6) The side grab bar at the toilet is obstructed by the toilet paper placed on the grab bar. Provide a side grab bar that has at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object. Standards §§ 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

(7) The rear grab bar at the toilet is 21 inches long and mounted 8 inches from the side wall. 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. Standards § 4.16.4, Fig. 29.

 

h. Police Headquarters Multipurpose Room. There is no accessible route connecting the floor and the stage. Provide an accessible route connecting the wheelchair seating locations to all spaces used by speakers or performers. Standards §§ 4.3, 4.33.5.

 

i. Police Headquarters Inaccessible Toilet Rooms. There is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. 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.

 

j. Police Headquarters Auditorium Toilet Rooms with Stalls Rooms C115, C113

(1) The toilet room signs are not mounted 60 inches high and do not have raised characters or Braille. Provide toilet room signs 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 pressure required to open each door is 17 to 18 pounds. Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The feminine products dispenser in the women's toilet room protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

(4) The lavatories are 36 to 36 inches high to the top of the counter. In each room, 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 designated accessible toilet stall in each room is 54 inches wide. In each room, provide a toilet stall that is at least 60 inches wide and at least 56 inches deep for a wall-mounted toilet or at least 59 inches deep for a floor-mounted toilet, such that the centerline of the toilet is exactly 18 inches from the near side wall or partition, and there is at least 9 inches of toe clearance above the floor at the front partition if the stall is no more than 60 inches deep. Standards § 4.17, Fig. 30.

(6) No accessible coat hook has been provided in either room. In each room, 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.

(7) The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is mounted above the grab bar. In each accessible stall, provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

(8) The rear grab bar at the toilet in each designated accessible stall is 24 inches long. In each accessible stall, 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. Standards § 4.17.6, Fig. 30.

 

k. Police Headquarters Drinking Fountain outside Auditorium

(1) The drinking fountain controls require 9 pounds of force to operate. Provide a drinking fountain with controls mounted on or near the front edge that are operable with one hand, that require 5 lbf or less to operate, and that can be operated without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.15.4, 4.27.4.

(2) Although an accessible 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).

 

12. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to Police District II, located at 601 Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro.

 

a. Parking. There is no van accessible parking provided. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide, with a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Curb Ramp. The curb ramp from the accessible parking to the entrance has a slope of 16.8%. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards § 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

 

c. Ramp to Accessible Entrance. The ramp slopes up to 8.8% in the middle of the ramp and 10.4% at the top, the cross slope is 3.6% at a point near the bottom of the ramp, the handrails are 31 inches high, there are no handrail extensions, and the diameter of the handrails is 2 inches. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; and with edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with 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. Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings. Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

d. Interior Signage. The interior signage provided is not accessible. 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.

 

e. Lobby Counter. The counter is 43 inches high. 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.

 

f. Toilet Rooms (public)

The public toilet rooms contains a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide an accessible toilet room such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, 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, Figs. 28, 29.

 

g. Drinking Fountains. Both drinking fountains have spouts that are 42 inches above the finished floor. Provide one fountain that has a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet, and that otherwise complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

h. Juvenile Holding Area

(1) The juvenile holdings cell doors are 27 inches wide. Provide a cell with a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.[1]

(2) The toilet/lavatory combination contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide an accessible toilet facility such that all of the facility's elements, including clear floor space, water closet, 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, Figs. 28, 29.

 

13. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the New Carrollton Library, located at 7414 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton.

 

a. Parking. Four of the designated accessible parking spaces are 92 or 93 inches wide, the van accessible space does not have a van accessible sign, and the designated accessible spaces and access aisles are not level. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space and 4 standard spaces 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), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Entrance Route

(1) The curb ramp onto the sidewalk has a slope of 8.7%. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards § 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

(2) The route along the street and sidewalk from the accessible parking to the entrance is excessively sloped and cross-sloped. Provide at least one accessible route from the accessible parking to the entrance 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; 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.

 

c. Entrance. The pressure required to open the interior door is 8 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

d. Interior Signage. The interior signage provided does not have raised characters or Braille and is not always mounted on the latch side of the door 60 inches high. 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.

 

e. Telephone. The pay telephone protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

f. Elevator.

(1) The hall call buttons are mounted 53 inches high. Provide hall (lobby) call buttons with visual signals indicating when each call is registered and when each call is answered. Ensure that the call buttons are centered at 42 inches above the finished floor, a minimum of inch in the smallest dimension, with the button designating the up direction on top; that the call buttons are raised or flush; and that objects mounted beneath hall call buttons do not project into the elevator lobby more than 4 inches. Standards § 4.10.3, Fig. 20.

(2) The elevator doors do not automatically reopen if obstructed between 5 and 29 inches high. Provide doors that open and close automatically with a reopening device that will stop and reopen the car door and hoistway door automatically if the door becomes obstructed by an object or person. Ensure that the device is capable of completing these operations without requiring contact for obstructions passing through the opening at heights of 5 inches and 29 inches above the finished floor; that door reopening devices remain effective for at least 20 seconds, after which the doors may close; that the minimum time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close is 5 seconds; and that the minimum time for elevator doors to remain fully open in response to a car call is 3 seconds. Standards §§ 4.10.6, 4.10.7, 4.10.8, Figs. 20, 21.

(3) The elevator is 71 inches wide and 48 inches deep. Establish a procedure for providing access to the programs and activities conducted on the upper level of the library, or provide an elevator with a cab that is a minimum of 51 inches deep from the back wall of the cab to the control panel and 54 inches deep from the back wall of the cab to the face of the door; that, if the doors are centered on the wall, is at least 80 inches wide and, if the doors are located to one side of the wall, is at least 68 inches wide. Ensure that the door opening is at least 36 inches wide, and that floor surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§ 4.10.9, 4.10.10, Fig. 22. In the alternative, provide

(4) The car control buttons do not have raised characters and Braille, do not have a star designating the main entry floor, are 62 inches high to the highest button and do not have the emergency controls grouped on the bottom of the panel. Provide car control buttons that are at least inch in their smallest dimension and are raised or flush and that are designated by Braille and by raised standard alphabet characters for letters, arabic characters for numerals, or standard symbols. Ensure that the call button for the main entry floor is designated by a raised star at the left of the floor designation; that all raised designations for control buttons are placed immediately to the left of the buttons to which they apply; that floor buttons are provided with visual indicators to show when each call is registered and are extinguished when each call is answered; that all floor buttons are no higher than 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach and no more than 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach; and that emergency controls, including the emergency alarm and emergency stop, are grouped at the bottom of the panel and have their centerlines no less than 35 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.10.12, Fig. 23.

 

g. Meeting Room Assistive Listening System. There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system. Provide accessible signage indicating the availability of the assistive listening system. 28 C.F.R. § 35.160; Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(b), 4.30.

 

h. Lower Level Small Conference Room

(1) The door has an opening width of less than 32 inches. Provide a door with a clear opening of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop. Standards § 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

(2) The pressure required to open the door is 12 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The door has knob hardware. 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.

 

i. Lower Level Staff Meeting Room. The door has knob hardware. 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.

 

j. Lower Level Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The pressure required to open the doors is 13 to 15 pounds. Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) The interior of the door to each room, which is accessed through a front approach, has maneuvering clearance on the latch side of 6 inches in the men's toilet room and 8 inches in the women's toilet room. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(3) The hand dryer in each room protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route at these locations 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.

(4) The top of the toilet seat in the women's designated accessible stall 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, 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

(5) The toilet centerline in each designated accessible stall measures 20 to 21 inches from the side wall. In each accessible stall, provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

(6) There are no grab bars provided in either designated accessible stall. In each accessible stall, 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, and a side grab bar that is at least 40 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. Ensure that the grab bars are 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 or a toilet paper dispenser. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

k. Magazine and Newspaper Room. 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).

 

14. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Spauldings Branch Library, located at 5811 Old Silver Hill Road, District Heights.

 

a. Parking. The designated accessible parking spaces are 82 inches wide, the access aisles are 50 inches wide, there is no van accessible parking space, and the designated accessible spaces are not on the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance. On the shortest accessible route to an accessible entrance, provide designated accessible parking spaces that are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Provide at least 1 van accessible space a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide. At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1), Fig.9.

 

b. Exit Door. The interior exit door requires 8 pounds of force to open. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

c. Drinking Fountain by Toilet Rooms

(1) The controls require 8 pounds of force of operate. Provide a drinking fountain with controls mounted on or near the front edge that are operable with one hand, that require 5 lbf or less to operate, and that can be operated without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.15.4, 4.27.4.

(2) Although an accessible 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).

 

d. Interior Doors. The doors have knob hardware. 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.

 

e. Typing Room. The interior of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, has only 7 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. In the alternative, provide accessible signage notifying individuals with disabilities to contact library staff in order to access a typewriter in an accessible location. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

f. Kitchenette. The interior of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, has 7 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side. On the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

 

g. Assistive Listening System (ALS). There is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system. Provide accessible signage in assembly areas indicating the availability of the assistive listening system. 28 C.F.R. § 35.169; Standards §§ 4.1.3(19)(b), 4.30.

 

h. Meeting Room

(1) There is no accessible route connecting the wheelchair seating areas and the stage. Provide an accessible route connecting the wheelchair seating locations to all spaces used by performers. Standards §§ 4.3, 4.33.5.

(2) The door requires 10 pounds of force to open. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) No accessible coat hooks are 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.

 

i. Toilet Rooms with Stalls (Near Exit)

(1) The toilet room signs are mounted on the door and have no Braille. Provide toilet room signs with raised and Braille characters mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of each 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The pressure required to open each door is 16 pounds. Provide doors that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) No accessible mirror is provided in either room. In each room, provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

(4) The lavatories in each room are 36 to 36 inches high to the top of the counter. In each room, 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) In the men's toilet room, the lavatory 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.

(6) The designated accessible toilet stalls are 54 to 55 inches wide. In each room, provide a toilet stall that is at least 60 inches wide and at least 56 inches deep for a wall-mounted toilet or at least 59 inches deep for a floor-mounted toilet, such that the centerline of the toilet is exactly 18 inches from the near side wall or partition, and there is at least 9 inches of toe clearance above the floor at the front partition if the stall is no more than 60 inches deep. Standards § 4.17, Fig. 30.

 

15. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the County Administration Building, located at 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro.

 

a. Parking. Although the parking lot has a total of 813 parking spaces, none of the spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities is van accessible, all of the parking spaces are between 91 and 95 inches wide, and one of the access aisles is 46 inches wide. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 3 van accessible spaces and 14 standard spaces 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, are served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide, and have vertical clearance at least 98 inches high, and are located either in the parking lot or adjacent to it on an accessible route to the facility. 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. Ramp from Parking Deck to Mall Entrance. The ramp has no handrails. Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with 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. Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings. Standards § 4.8.5.

 

c. Signage. The signage provided does not all have raised characters or Braille. 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.

 

d. Credit Union [altered]. The information brochures are mounted too high. Provide brochures a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and 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.

 

e. Drinking Fountain outside Planning Information Services

(1) The drinking fountain has a spout that is 43 inches above the finished floor. Provide a fountain that has a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet, and that otherwise complies with the Standards. In the alternative, provide directional signage indicating the location of the nearest accessible fountain. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

(2) The drinking fountain protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

f. Lobby Drinking Fountain

(1) The drinking fountain has a spout that is 43 inches above the finished floor. Provide a fountain that has a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet, and that otherwise complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

(2) The drinking fountain protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

g. Lower Level Women's Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The sign is mounted on the door. 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

(2) The feminine products dispenser requires twisting of the wrist to operate. Provide a feminine products dispenser 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 § 4.27.4.

(3) The toilet centerline is 16 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

(4) The toilet paper dispenser is mounted 49 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

h. Lower Level Men's Toilet Room with Stalls. The toilet room sign has the International Symbol of Accessibility although the toilet room is not intended to be accessible. Remove the International Symbol of Accessibility from the toilet room sign. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.7.

 

i. 1st Floor Men's Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) Access to the toilet room sign is blocked by a couch. 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

(2) The pressure required to open the door is 6 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The paper towel dispenser is mounted with the controls 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

(4) The lavatory is 27 inches high to the bottom of the apron. 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 top of the toilet seat is 15 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet with a seat that measures 17 to 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

(6) 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.

(7) The far toilet paper dispenser is mounted 38 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

(8) The side grab bar at the toilet is 36 inches long and the far end is less than 52 inches from the rear wall. Provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Standards § 4.17.6, Figs. 30(a), (d).

(9) The rear grab bar at the toilet is mounted more than 6 inches from the side wall. 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. Standards § 4.17.6, Fig. 30.

 

j. 1st Floor Women's Toilet Room with Stalls. The toilet room sign has the International Symbol of Accessibility although the toilet room is not intended to be accessible. Remove the International Symbol of Accessibility from the toilet room sign. Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.7.

 

k. 2nd Floor Toilet Rooms with Stalls. Toilet room signs are mounted on the hinge side of the door 62 inches above the finished floor, and the signs contain the International Symbol of Accessibility although the toilet rooms are not intended to be accessible. For each room, provide a toilet room sign with no International Symbol of Accessibility but 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

l. Rooms 2161 and 2174. The doors have knob hardware. 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.

 

m. Room 2198 and 2184. The top of the counters in the Clerk of the Council's Office and in the Zoning Hearing Examiner's Office protrude into the main walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide accessible routes at these locations 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.

 

n. 3rd Floor Toilet Rooms with Stalls. Toilet room signs are mounted on the hinge side of the door 62 inches above the finished floor, and the signs contain the International Symbol of Accessibility although the toilet rooms are not intended to be accessible. For each room, provide a toilet room sign with no International Symbol of Accessibility but 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

o. 4th Floor Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

(1) The counter is 41 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

(2) The top of the counter protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

(3) The entry buzzer is mounted 57 inches above the finished floor. Provide an entry buzzer 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.

 

p. 5th Floor County Executive Reception Area and 5th Floor Law Office. The counters are 37 inches and 43 inches, respectively, above the finished floor. Provide counters 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.

 

q. 5th Floor Drinking Fountains. Although an accessible 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).

 

r. 5th Floor Toilet Rooms with Stalls. The toilet room signs contain the International Symbol of Accessibility although the toilet rooms are not intended to be accessible. Remove the International Symbols of Accessibility from the toilet room signs. 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.

 

16. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the RMS Building, located at 1400 McCormick Drive, Largo.

 

a. Parking. 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), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Curb Ramp. The slope of the curb ramp is between 8.6% and 10.5%. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

 

c. Employment Services Division Room 159. The pressure required to open the door is 12 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

d. Pension and Benefits Room 110. The pressure required to open the door is 12 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

e. Women's 1st Floor Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The sign is mounted on the door and does not have raised characters or Braille. 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The pressure required to open the door is 11 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(4) 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.

 

f. Men's 1st Floor Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The sign is mounted on the door and does not have raised characters or Braille. 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The pressure required to open the door is 11 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(4) 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.

 

g. 1st Floor Drinking Fountain

(1) The control requires 15 pounds of force to operate. Provide a drinking fountain with controls mounted on or near the front edge that are operable with one hand, that require 5 lbf or less to operate, and that can be operated without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.15.4, 4.27.4.

(2) The drinking fountain protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

h. Training Institute Room 139. 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).

 

i. Elevator

(1) The emergency communications are not identified by raised symbol and lettering, the door requires tight grasping to open, and the system requires voice communication to operate. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

j. Procurement Office Room 200. The pressure required to open the door is 9 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

k. Minority Business Opportunities Commission Room 281. The pressure required to open the door is 9 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

l. 2nd and 3rd Floor Toilet Rooms. There is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. At all 2nd and 3rd floor toilet rooms, 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.

 

m. 2nd Floor Drinking Fountain

(1) The control requires 11 pounds of force to operate. Provide a drinking fountain with controls mounted on or near the front edge that are operable with one hand, that require 5 lbf or less to operate, and that can be operated without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.15.4, 4.27.4.

(2) The drinking fountain protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

n. Human Relations Room 245. The pressure required to open both doors is 11 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

o. Central Services Administration Room 336. The pressure required to open the door is 9 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

p. Office of Human Resources Management Room 351. The pressure required to open the door is 9 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

q. 3rd Floor Drinking Fountain

(1) The control requires more than 5 pounds of force to operate. Provide a drinking fountain with controls mounted on or near the front edge that are operable with one hand, that require 5 lbf or less to operate, and that can be operated without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.15.4, 4.27.4.

(2) The drinking fountain protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

17. Within 3 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Hyattsville Justice Center Complex, located at 5000 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville.

 

a. Routes. The routes to the gazebo contain uneven paving stones and walkways that slope in excess of 5%. Provide at least one accessible route to the gazebo 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.

 

b. Parking Garage Elevators

(1) The elevator hoistway signage has no Braille. 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 § 4.10.5, Fig. 20.

(2) The elevator doors do not automatically reopen without contact if obstructed between 5 inches and 29 inches above the finished floor. Provide doors that open and close automatically with a reopening device that will stop and reopen the car door and hoistway door automatically if the door becomes obstructed by an object or person. Ensure that the device is capable of completing these operations without requiring contact for obstructions passing through the opening at heights of 5 inches and 29 inches above the finished floor; that door reopening devices remain effective for at least 20 seconds, after which the doors may close; that the minimum time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close is 5 seconds; and that the minimum time for elevator doors to remain fully open in response to a car call is 3 seconds. Standards §§ 4.10.6, 4.10.7, 4.10.8, Figs. 20, 21.

(3) The elevator does not provide an audible signal as the car passes or stops on floors. Provide visual car position indicators above the car control panel or over the door to show the position of the elevator in the hoistway. Ensure that indicators emit an audible and visual signal as the car passes or stops at a floor served by the elevator, with the corresponding floor designation being illuminated; and that numerals are a minimum of inch high. Standards § 4.10.13.

(4) The elevator emergency communications are not identified by raised lettering, the system requires voice communication, and the system requires tight grasping or pinching to access. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

18. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the District 1 Police Station, located at 5000 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville.

 

a. Parking. One of the signs designating parking as reserved for persons with disabilities is too low. At each space designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by vehicles parked in the space. Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Counters

(1) The lobby reception counter is 41 inches high. 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.

(2) The 3rd floor records counter is 39 inches high. 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.

 

c. Main Lobby Drinking Fountain. The wall-mounted drinking fountain in the main lobby has 25 inches of knee space width. Provide a drinking fountain with clear knee space between the bottom of the apron and the finished floor or ground of at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 17 to 19 inches deep; and a minimum clear floor space of 30 inches by 48 inches to allow a person in a wheelchair to approach the unit facing forward. Standards § 4.15.5(1), Figs. 27(a), (b).

 

d. Rear Elevator (near Police Personnel Department)

(1) The hoistway signage does not have Braille. 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 § 4.10.5, Fig. 20.

(2) The elevator emergency communications are not identified by raised symbol and lettering, require tight grasping or pinching to access, and require voice communication. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

e. 1st Floor Main Lobby Telephones. The telephones are mounted too high. 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 §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

f. Inaccessible Toilet Rooms. There is no signage at inaccessible toilet rooms directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. 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.

 

g. Men's Lobby Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The toilet room sign is mounted low on the door and has no raised or 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The pressure required to open the door is 8 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) There is no accessible stall provided. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

h. Women's Lobby Toilet Room with Stalls

(1) The toilet room sign is mounted low on the door and has no raised or 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The pressure required to open the door is 9 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) There is no accessible stall provided. 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 §§ 4.22.4, 4.22.7, 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.26, 4.27, Fig. 30.

 

i. Booking Area Holding Cell. The toilet/lavatory unit contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide an accessible toilet and lavatory such that all of their elements, including clear floor space, water closet, grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.22, 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

19. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Central Communications Facility, located at 7991 Anchor Street, Landover.

 

a. Parking. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities has a slope of 6%. 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 §§ 4.3.6, 4.5.1, 4.6.3.

 

b. Main Entrance. The main entrance door is inaccessible because the slope is too steep. 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. Elevator

(1) The car control buttons do not have Braille and raised characters to the left of the buttons. Provide car control buttons that are at least inch in their smallest dimension and are raised or flush and that are designated by Braille and by raised standard alphabet characters for letters, arabic characters for numerals, or standard symbols. Standards § 4.10.12, Fig. 23.

(2) The emergency communications are not identified by raised symbol and lettering, and they require tight grasping or pinching to access. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

d. Executive Office. The pressure required to open the door is 8 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

e. Ramp to Operations Center. The ramp has a handrail on only one side. Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with 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. Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings. Standards § 4.8.5.

 

f. Alarms. Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, visual alarms are not provided in all meetings rooms or toilet rooms. Provide visual alarm devices in toilet rooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use. Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate. Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal. In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. In the alternative, provide a written procedure for notifying individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing of emergencies in the facility. Standards § 4.28.3.

 

g. Ramp to Fire Dispatch Supervisor Area. The ramp does not have adequate edge protection and only has a handrail on one side. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; and with edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with 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. Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

h. Drinking Fountain in Communications Wing. Although an accessible 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).

 

i. Toilet Rooms with Stalls in Communications Wing

(1) The signs are mounted on the doors and do not have raised characters or Braille. For each room, 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The door to the men's toilet room has a threshold greater than inch. Provide a door with a threshold no greater than inch, or between inch and inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

(3) No accessible mirror has been provided in either room. In each room, 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 seat cover dispenser in the men's toilet room is mounted with the controls 57 inches above the finished floor. Provide a seat cover 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 toilet in each designated accessible stall is mounted 20 inches from the side wall in the women's toilet room and 21 inches from the side wall in the men's toilet room. In each accessible stall, provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

(6) No accessible coat hook has been provided in either room. In each room, 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.

(7) The toilet paper dispenser in each designated accessible stall is mounted above the side grab bar. In each accessible stall, remove the toilet paper dispenser mounted above the grab bar, and provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

(8) The side grab bar at the toilet in each designated accessible stall is mounted 49 inches from the far end to the rear wall. In each accessible stall, provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Standards § 4.17.6, Figs. 30(a), (d).

 

j. 2nd Floor Reception Room. The finger printing counter is 40 inches high. 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, or other means. Standards §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

20. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Hillcrest Heights Branch Public Library, located at 2398 Iverson Street, Temple Hills.

 

a. Parking. The designated accessible parking space does not have an access aisle, the vertical sign is mounted too low, and the space is not marked as van accessible. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Ensure that the space is 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Entrance

(1) The entrance door has a slope within the door's required maneuvering clearance. Provide a door so that the floor or ground area within the required clearances is level and clear. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25.

(2) The vestibule at the entrance has only 39 inches deep of clearance between the doors with the doors open. Provide a designated accessible entrance that has a minimum space between two hinged or pivoted doors of 48 inches plus the width of any door swinging into the space, with doors swinging in either the same direction or away from the space between the doors. Standards § 4.13, Figs. 24, 25, 26.

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

 

c. Ramps to Upper and Lower Levels. The ramps are not fully accessible. Provide fully accessible ramps in accordance with the Standards, or provide a written policy that library staff will assist people with disabilities, including retrieving books from the upper and lower levels. Standards § 4.8.

 

d. Lower Level Information Counter. The information counter is 39 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

e. Meeting Room. The meeting room door has knob hardware. 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.

 

f. Single-User Toilet Rooms

(1) The toilet room signs for both the men's and women's toilet rooms are not mounted on the latch side of the door, and are mounted with the centerline at 72 inches above the finished floor. At each toilet room, 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The entrance doors to both toilet rooms are 29 inches wide, and the hallways inside the toilet rooms are only 35 inches wide. At each toilet room, provide an accessible route with a minimum clear width of 36 inches, except at doors, where the width may decrease to 32 inches. Standards §§ 4.3.3, 4.13.5, Fig. 24.

(3) The pressure required to open the door to the men's toilet room is 11 pounds, and the pressure required to open the door to the women's toilet room is 10 pounds. At each toilet room, provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(4) The doors to the toilet rooms, which are accessed through a front approach, are inaccessible because each door has 2 inches of maneuvering clearance on the pull side. At each toilet room, on the pull side of the door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(5) Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, there are no visual alarm devices in the toilet rooms. Provide visual alarm devices in toilet rooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use. Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate. Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal. In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. Standards § 4.28.3.

(6) The lavatory hot water pipes in each toilet room 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 § 4.19.4.

 

g. Basement Drinking Fountain. Although an accessible drinking fountain is provided at the basement level, 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).

 

h. 1st and 2nd Floor Drinking Fountains. The drinking fountains are not accessible. Provide accessible drinking fountains in accordance with the Standards or provide accessible signage directing individuals with disabilities to the location of the accessible drinking fountain. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, 4.30, Fig. 27.

 

i. Study Area Entrance. The study door entrance has knob hardware. 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.

 

21. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Beltsville Library Branch, located at 4319 Sellman Road, Beltsville.

 

a. Parking

(1) There is no van accessible parking space. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide, with a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

(2) The vertical signs for the accessible spaces are mounted to the side of the spaces. 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. Standards §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Exterior Entrances. The main entrance has 42 inches of clearance in the vestibule with the doors open. Provide a designated accessible entrance that has at least one active leaf with a minimum clear opening width of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop; that has a minimum space between two hinged or pivoted doors of 48 inches plus the width of any door swinging into the space, with doors swinging in either the same direction or away from the space between the doors; that has either an automatic door operator or clear and level maneuvering clearance that complies fully with Fig. 25; and that has a threshold not exceeding inch in height and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Ensure that all hardware and operating devices have shapes that are easy to grasp with one hand and do not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate; and that they are mounted no higher than 48 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.13, Figs. 24, 25, 26.

 

c. Drinking Fountains. There is 25 inches of knee clearance provided at the designated accessible drinking fountain. Provide a drinking fountain with clear knee space between the bottom of the apron and the finished floor or ground of at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 17 to 19 inches deep; and a minimum clear floor space of 30 inches by 48 inches to allow a person in a wheelchair to approach the unit facing forward. Standards § 4.15.5(1), Figs. 27(a), (b).

 

d. Information Counter. The counter is 40 inches high. 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.

 

e. Meeting Room

(1) The pressure required to open the door is 9 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) There is no accessible route connecting the wheelchair seating areas and the stage. Provide an accessible route connecting the wheelchair seating locations to all spaces used by performers. Standards §§ 4.3, 4.33.5.

 

f. Main Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The pressure required to open the doors is between 9 and 10 pounds. Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) There is a inch threshold at each entrance. Provide doors with thresholds no greater than inch, or between inch and inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

(3) No accessible mirror has been provided in either room. In each room, 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 protrudes into the main walkway such that a blind person using a cane would be unable to detect it. 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) In the men's designated accessible stall, the top of the toilet 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 § 4.17.2, Fig. 30(d).

(6) The side grab bar at the toilet in each designated accessible stall is mounted 13 inches from the rear wall. In each accessible stall, provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Standards § 4.17.6, Figs. 30(a), (d).

(7) The rear grab bar at the toilet in each designated accessible stall is mounted 7 inches from the side wall. In each accessible stall, 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. Standards § 4.17.6, Fig. 30.

 

g. Meeting Room Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The toilet room entrance doors require between 8 and 9 pounds of force to open. For each room, provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) There is a inch threshold at each entrance. Provide doors with thresholds no greater than inch, or between inch and inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

(3) No accessible mirror has been provided in either room. In each room, 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 protrudes into the main walkway such that a blind person using a cane would be unable to detect it. 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) In the men's designated accessible stall, the side grab bar is mounted 51 inches from the far end to the rear wall. Provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall. Standards § 4.17.6, Figs. 30(a), (d).

 

22. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Beltsville Police Station, located at 4321 Sellman Road, Beltsville.

 

a. Entrance Route. The curb ramp from the parking lot to the entrance is too steep. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

 

b. Interior Signage. The interior signage provided does not all have raised characters and Braille. 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. Alarms. Although the facility contains an emergency alarm system, there are no visual alarms provided except in the employee lounge. Provide visual alarm devices in toilet rooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use. Such devices shall be integrated into the facility alarm system and shall meet the requirements of the Standards for lamp type, color, pulse duration, intensity, and flash rate. Visual alarm appliances shall be placed 80 inches above the highest floor level within the space or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Visual alarm appliances shall be located such that no place in any room or space, including common corridors or hallways, required to have a visual alarm appliance shall be more than 50 feet from the signal. In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 feet across, without obstructions 6 feet above the finished floor, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum of 100 feet apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. In the alternative, provide a written policy to notify individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and who are in the facility of emergencies. Standards § 4.28.3.

 

d. Lobby Telephone. The telephone does not have volume control and the knee space is 26 inches high. 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 §§ 4.31, 4.30.7(2).

 

e. Juvenile Cells. The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide an accessible toilet room such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, urinal (if provided), grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.22, 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

f. Adult Cells. The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide an accessible toilet room such that all of the room's elements, including signage, door, door hardware, clear floor space, water closet, urinal (if provided), grab bars, lavatory, mirror, controls, and dispensers, comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.22, 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

g. Lobby Counter

(1) The counter is 40 inches high. 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.

(2) The counter protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to 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.

 

h. Unisex Lobby Single User Toilet Room

(1) The sign is mounted on the door 68 inches high and does not have raised characters or Braille. 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

(2) 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 lavatory is 36 inches high to the top of the counter. 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 centerline measures 16 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.

(6) The side grab bar at the toilet is 37 inches above the finished floor. Provide grab bars that are mounted between 33 and 36 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.16.4, Fig. 29.

(7) There is no rear grab bar provided at the toilet. 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.

 

i. Inaccessible Toilet Rooms. There is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms. 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.

 

23. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Glenarden Branch Library, located at 8724 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden.

 

a. Parking. There is no van accessible parking space and the designated accessible spaces have no signage. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least 1 van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. 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. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Route to Entrance. The route to the entrance slopes between 5.4% and 5.8% and is not constructed as a ramp. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; with level landings measuring at least 60 inches by 60 inches when the ramp changes direction; and edge protection that is at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides. 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 and 1 inches from the wall, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post. Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

c. Entrance Door. The interior control for the automatic door requires 9 pounds of force to operate. Provide an automatic door opener 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.27.4, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

d. Interior Signage. The interior signage provided is not accessible. 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.

 

e. Check-Out Counter. The counter is 37 inches high. Provide at least one accessible lane at each check out area such that the counter is on an accessible route at least 36 inches wide and it has a section at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 8.3, 7.2(1).

 

f. Stacks. The space between the book stack supports is 29 inches wide. Provide at least 36 inches of clear width between all stacks and provide a clear width of 42 inches between stacks where possible or provide signage indicating that library staff will retrieve materials from the stacks for patrons with disabilities. Standards §§ 8.5, Fig. 56.

 

g. Drinking Fountain. The drinking fountain has a spout that is 42 inches above the finished floor. Provide a fountain that has a spout height no higher than 36 inches, measured from the finished floor or ground surface to the spout outlet, and that otherwise complies with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.15, 4.27.4, Fig. 27.

 

h. Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The doors require 15 pounds of force to open. Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) The doors have knob hardware. 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.

(3) The exteriors of the doors, which are accessed through a front approach, have 2 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side. On the pull sides of the doors, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch sides of the doors. Standards §§ 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(4) The interiors of the doors, which are accessed through a front approach and which have both a closer and a latch, have 2 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side. On the push sides of the doors, provide maneuvering clearance at least 48 inches deep and provide a minimum of 12 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch sides of the doors, or remove the closer or the latch. Standards §§ 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(5) The doors have inch thresholds. Provide doors with thresholds no greater than inch, or between inch and inch and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Standards §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

(6) No accessible mirror is provided in either room. In each room, provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.19.6.

(7) The hand dryer in each room protrudes into the main walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route at these locations 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.

(8) The lavatories are 35 inches to 36 inches high to the top of the counter. In each room, 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.

(9) The lavatory 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 § 4.19.4.

(10) The designated accessible toilet stalls are 56 to 56 inches wide, with floor mounted toilets. In each room, provide a toilet stall that is at least 60 inches wide and at least 56 inches deep for a wall-mounted toilet or at least 59 inches deep for a floor-mounted toilet, such that the centerline of the toilet is exactly 18 inches from the near side wall or partition, and there is at least 9 inches of toe clearance above the floor at the front partition if the stall is no more than 60 inches deep. Standards § 4.17, Fig. 30.

(11) The toilet centerline in each designated accessible stall is 29 inches from the side wall. In each accessible stall, provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

(12) No accessible coat hook has been provided in either room. In each room, 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.

(13) In each designated accessible stall, the toilet paper dispenser is mounted above the side grab bar. In each accessible stall, remove the toilet paper dispenser mounted above the grab bar, and provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

(14) The near side grab bar in each designated accessible stall is 36 inches long and 3 inches from the wall on which it is mounted. In each accessible stall, provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall; with 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object. Standards §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Figs. 30(a), (d).

(15) There is no rear grab bar provided in either designated accessible stall. In each accessible stall, 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 §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

(16) The stall door hardware requires tight grasping or twisting to operate. Provide hardware on each accessible stall 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 § 4.27.4.

 

i. Meeting Room

(1) The door requires 14 pounds of pressure to open. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) The door has knob hardware. 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.

 

24. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Fairmount Heights Branch Library, located at 5904 Kolb Street, Fairmount Heights.

 

a. Parking

 

(1) There is no van accessible parking space. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least1 van accessible space a minimum of 96 inches wide, served by an access aisle at least 96 inches wide, with a vertical sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and with an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

(2) The built-up curb ramp impermissibly extends into the required parking space's access aisle. Provide a curb ramp located so that it does not project into this element and all aspects of the ramp or curb cut comply with the Standards. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.7.6.

 

b. Elevator

(1) The hall call buttons are mounted 53 inches above the finished floor. Provide hall (lobby) call buttons with visual signals indicating when each call is registered and when each call is answered. Ensure that the call buttons are centered at 42 inches above the finished floor, a minimum of inch in the smallest dimension, with the button designating the up direction on top; that the call buttons are raised or flush; and that objects mounted beneath hall call buttons do not project into the elevator lobby more than 4 inches. Standards § 4.10.3, Fig. 20.

(2) The car control buttons do not have raised characters or Braille, the main entry floor is not designated by a raised star, the highest button is 57 inches high, and the emergency controls are not grouped at the bottom of the panel. Provide car control buttons that are at least inch in their smallest dimension and are raised or flush and that are designated by Braille and by raised standard alphabet characters for letters, arabic characters for numerals, or standard symbols. Ensure that the call button for the main entry floor is designated by a raised star at the left of the floor designation; that all raised designations for control buttons are placed immediately to the left of the buttons to which they apply; that all floor buttons are no higher than 54 inches above the finished floor for a side approach and no more than 48 inches above the finished floor for a front approach; and that emergency controls, including the emergency alarm and emergency stop, are grouped at the bottom of the panel and have their centerlines no less than 35 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.10.12, Fig. 23.

(3) The emergency communications are 72 inches high, are not identified by raised symbol or lettering, require tight grasping or pinching to access, and require voice communication. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

c. Library Seating. The 3rd floor tables have 25 inches of knee space. Provide accessible tables on an accessible route at least 36 inches wide. Ensure that the tables have clear floor space of 30 inches wide by 48 inches deep, knee clearance of at least 27 inches high by 30 inches wide by 19 inches deep, and a writing surface between 28 and 34 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§ 8.2, 4.2.4.1, 4.32.

 

d. 1st Floor Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The toilet room signs are mounted on the doors 59 inches high and do not have raised characters or Braille. Provide toilet room signs 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 §§ 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

(2) The pressure required to open each door is 10 pounds. Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(3) The interior of each door, which is accessed through a front approach, has only 5 or 5 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side. On the pull side of each door, provide maneuvering clearance at least 60 inches deep and provide a minimum of 18 inches (24 inches is preferred) of maneuvering clearance on the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(a).

(4) No accessible mirror has been provided in either room. In each room, provide a mirror with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor. Standards § 4.19.6.

(5) The seat cover dispenser in the women's toilet room is mounted with the controls 57 inches above the finished floor, and the seat cover dispenser in the men's toilet room is mounted with the controls 60 inches above the finished floor. In each room, provide a seat cover 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.

(6) The hand dryers in each room protrude into the main walkway and would not be detectable to a blind person using a cane. Provide an accessible route at these locations 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.

(7) The lavatory in the women's toilet room is 27 inches high to the bottom of the apron. In each room, 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.

(8) The lavatory hot water pipes in each room 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 § 4.19.4.

(9) The lavatories in each room have twist type hardware. In each room, provide a lavatory with 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 §§ 4.19.5, 4.27.4.

(10) There is no accessible stall provided in either room. In each room, 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.

 

e. Meeting Room Toilet Rooms with Stalls. The toilet rooms are inaccessible. 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.

 

25. Within 2 years of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to 9400 Peppercorn Place, located at 9400 Peppercorn Place, Largo.

 

a. Rear Entrance Curb Ramp. The curb ramp slopes up to 10% and has a cross slope of 3.2%. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

 

b. Ramp to Main Entrance. The ramp has a slope of 8.6% near the top. Provide a ramp with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

c. Interior Signage. The interior signage provided does not have raised characters and Braille and is mounted 62 inches above the finished floor. 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.

 

d. Elevator. The emergency communications are not identified by raised symbol and lettering, require tight grasping or pinching to access, and require voice communication. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist.

Standards §4.10.14.

 

e. DPW Office of the Director Room 300

(1) The door requires 15 pounds of pressure to open. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards §4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) The counter is 43 inches high. 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), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

 

b. DER Office of the Director. The door requires 17 pounds of pressure to open. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards §4.13.11(2)(b).

 

c. All Toilet Rooms with Stalls

(1) The doors require between 11 and 16 pounds of force to open and have knob hardware, the seat cover dispensers are too high, the lavatory hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact, and no accessible stalls are provided. In addition, the door to the 1st floor men's toilet room, which is accessed from the latch side of the door, has 17 inches of maneuvering clearance on the latch side. Provide a minimum of one accessible men's toilet room and one accessible women's toilet room such that all of the rooms' 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. 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Fig. 30.

 

26. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the County Health Department, located at 1701 McCormick Dr., Largo.

 

a. Parking. The curb ramp from the parking to the entrance is too steep. Provide a curb ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a maximum slope of 1:12, is located so that it cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles, and has a stable, firm, and slip-resistant surface with a detectable warning extending the full width and depth of the ramp. If the curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across it, provide either flared sides (with a maximum slope of 1:10) or handrails or guardrails to protect against cross traffic. Standards § 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

 

b. Entrances

 

(1) There is no directional signage at the inaccessible entrance and no International Symbol of Accessibility at 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.

 

(1) The main entrance vestibule is 44 inches deep beyond the end of the door opening into the vestibule. Provide a designated accessible entrance that has a minimum space between two hinged or pivoted doors of 48 inches plus the width of any door swinging into the space, with doors swinging in either the same direction or away from the space between the doors; or provide automatic doors that open simultaneously. Standards § 4.13, Figs. 24, 25, 26.

 

c. Interior Signage. The interior signage provided does not have raised characters and Braille and is not mounted 60 inches above the finished floor. 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.

 

d. Main Counter. The counter is 41 inches high. 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.

 

e. Elevator

 

(1) There is no hoistway signage provided. 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 § 4.10.5, Fig. 20.

 

(2) The elevator doors do not reopen without contact if obstructed between 5 inches and 29 inches above the finished floor. Provide doors that open and close automatically with a reopening device that will stop and reopen the car door and hoistway door automatically if the door becomes obstructed by an object or person. Ensure that the device is capable of completing these operations without requiring contact for obstructions passing through the opening at heights of 5 inches and 29 inches above the finished floor; that door reopening devices remain effective for at least 20 seconds, after which the doors may close; that the minimum time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close is 5 seconds; and that the minimum time for elevator doors to remain fully open in response to a car call is 3 seconds. Standards §§ 4.10.6, 4.10.7, 4.10.8, Figs. 20, 21.

 

(2) The emergency communications are not identified by raised symbol and lettering, require tight grasping or pinching to access, and require voice communication. Provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication, the highest operable part is a maximum of 48 inches above the finished floor of the car, and it is identified by a raised symbol and lettering located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, ensure that the length of the cord from the panel to the handset is at least 29 inches. If the system is located in a closed compartment, ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. Standards § 4.10.14.

 

f. Inaccessible 1st and 2nd Floor Toilet Rooms with Stalls

 

(1) Although these toilet rooms are not accessible, there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms on the 2nd floor. 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.

 

(2) The signs are mounted on the doors and do not have raised characters or Braille. 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.

 

g. Accessible 2nd Floor Toilet Rooms with Stalls

 

(1) The signs are mounted on the doors and do not have raised characters or Braille. 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 pressure required to open the women's toilet room door is 11 pounds, and the pressure required to open the men's toilet room door is 13 pounds. Provide doors that require no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

(3) The seat cover dispensers in each room are mounted 56 to 58 inches above the finished floor. In each room, provide seat cover dispensers 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.

 

(4) In the designated accessible stall, the toilet centerline in each room measures 21 inches from the side wall. In each accessible stall, provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

 

(5) No accessible coat hook is provided in either room. In each room, 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.

 



[1]See ADA and Section 504 Design Guide: Accessible Cells in Correctional Facilities at www.ada.gov.