ATTACHMENT J: Modifications to Altered Facilities

 Please Note: Paragraph 54 of the Settlement Agreement requires that within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County provide signage as necessary to comply with 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(b), after having surveyed all facilities that are the subject of this Agreement for the purpose of identifying those that have multiple entrances not all of which are accessible.

The chart below lists the facilities surveyed by the Department, the access issues identified during the survey, and the actions required to correct the access issues. Required actions are listed using an alphanumeric code. The key to the alphanumeric codes is provided in Attachment M to this Agreement.

In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in the CountyÕs facilities in which alterations occurred after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the actions referenced by the alphanumeric code and described in detail in Attachment M to this Settlement Agreement within the time period specified below, which time period will begin to run on the effective date of this Agreement.

Item #

Access Issue

Required Action

Completion Date

1.

Smyth County Office Building, located at 121 Bagley Circle

   

1.1.

Parking. The parking lot, with a total of 186 parking spaces, is inaccessible because the designated accessible spaces and access aisles have slopes and cross slopes of up to 3.6%.

P7

30 months

1.2.

Main Entrance. The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 1 inch of clear space on the latch side.

D6

30 months

1.3.

Interior Signage. The signage provided throughout the building is inaccessible because it is mounted on the doors.

D26

18 months

1.4.

Drinking Fountains

   

1.4.a.

Although designated accessible drinking fountains are provided, there are no drinking fountains provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping.

DF3

30 months

1.4.b.

The wall-mounted drinking fountains are inaccessible because they provide only 24 inches of clear knee width.

DF5

30 months

1.5.

County Administrator. The door is inaccessible because it requires 11 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

1.6.

Board Room, 1st Floor

   

1.6.a.

The door is inaccessible because it requires 12 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

1.6.b.

The room is inaccessible to people who are hard of hearing because there is no assistive listening system provided.

AA5

18 months

1.7.

MenÕs Toilet Room with Stalls, South Wing 1st Floor

   

1.7.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted 53 inches high.

TR18

18 months

1.7.b.

The door is inaccessible because it requires 6 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

1.7.c.

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

TR21

30 months

1.7.d.

The route to the lavatory is inaccessible because it is only 33 inches wide.

AR3

30 months

1.7.e.

The designated accessible stall is incorrectly configured as an ambulatory stall, and there is no standard accessible stall provided.

ST15

30 months

1.8.

MenÕs and WomenÕs Single User Toilet Rooms, South Wing 1st Floor. There is no signage directing people with disabilities to the designated accessible toilet rooms.

TR16

18 months

1.9.

Zoning Administrator, Room 116. The door is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 29½ inches.

D25

30 months

1.10.

WomenÕs Toilet Room with Stalls, North Wing 1st Floor

   

1.10.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted 53 inches above the finished floor.

TR18

18 months

1.10.b.

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

D2

18 months

1.10.c.

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

TR21

30 months

1.10.d.

The soap dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 48½ inches above the finished floor behind the lavatory with a forward reach required.

TR4

18 months

1.10.e.

No accessible coat hook has been provided.

TR1

18 months

1.10.f.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted with the far end 48 inches from the rear wall.

SU6

30 months

1.11.

Voter Registration Office, Room 108

   

1.11.a.

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

D2

18 months

1.11.b.

The accessible voting machines are inaccessible because the voting machine is on a table 25¾ inches high.

C3

18 months

1.12.

Single User Unisex Toilet Room, 2nd Floor

   

1.12.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted 53½ inches above the finished floor.

TR18

18 months

1.12.b.

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

TR21

30 months

1.12.c.

The soap and paper towel dispensers are inaccessible because they are mounted 50½ inches above the finished floor over the lavatory.

TR4

18 months

1.12.d.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom of the apron is 27½ inches above the finished floor.

TR11

30 months

1.12.e.

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

SU1

30 months

1.12.f.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted with the far end 50 inches from the rear wall.

SU6

30 months

1.13.

Board Room 218. The door is inaccessible because it requires 6 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

1.14.

South Wing 2nd Floor. The interior door to the South Wing is inaccessible because it requires 10 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

1.15.

Conference Room 201. The door is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 29 inches.

D25

30 months

1.16.

MenÕs Toilet Room with Stalls, 2nd Floor. The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms.

TR16

ST14

30 months

1.17.

North Wing, 2nd Floor. The main interior door to the North Wing is inaccessible because it requires 6 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

1.18.

Small Conference Room. The door is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 29 inches.

D25

30 months

1.19.

Single User Unisex Toilet Room, North Wing, School Board Administration, 3rd Floor

   

1.19.a.

The signage provided is inaccessible because it is mounted on the door.

D26

18 months

1.19.b.

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

TR21

30 months

1.19.c.

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

AR8

18 months

1.19.d.

The soap dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 50½ inches above the finished floor with a forward reach required.

TR5

18 months

1.19.e.

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

SU1

30 months

1.19.f.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted with the far end 49 inches from the rear wall.

SU6

30 months

1.20.

Board Room, 3rd Floor. The room is inaccessible to people who are hard of hearing because there is no assistive listening system provided. This room requires 2 receivers.

AA5

18 months

1.21.

Toilet Rooms with Stalls, 3rd and 4th Floor. The toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities, and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the accessible toilet rooms.

ST14

SU13

TR16

30 months

1.22.

Single User Unisex Toilet Room, 4th Floor

   

1.22.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted 54 inches high.

TR18

18 months

1.22.b.

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

TR21

30 months

1.22.c.

The soap dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 61 inches high above the lavatory.

TR4

18 months

1.22.d.

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

AR8

18 months

1.22.e.

The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 16½ inches from the side wall.

SU15

30 months

1.22.f.

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

SU1

30 months

1.22.g.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted with the far end 49½ inches from the rear wall.

SU6

30 months

2.

Smyth County Courthouse, located at 109 W. Main Street

(The courthouse may be reconstructed. If these areas of the courthouse are still in use 30 months from the effective date of this agreement, the following actions will be completed.)

   

2.1.

Parking. The parking lot, with a total of 34 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it only has one space designated as accessible. This lot requires one van accessible space and one standard accessible space.

P3

30 months

2.2.

Accessible Route. The route from the accessible parking space to the rear entrance is inaccessible because the sidewalk leading up to the door has a slope of 10.6%.

AR1

30 months

2.3.

Drinking Fountains

   

2.3.a.

The drinking fountains throughout the facility are inaccessible because they have spouts that are 43 inches high.

DF6

30 months

2.3.b.

The wall-mounted drinking fountains are inaccessible because they provide only 19½ inches of clear knee height.

DF5

30 months

2.4.

Interior Doors. The doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

30 months

2.5.

Elevator. The elevator is inaccessible because the emergency system requires voice communication to operate.

E8

30 months

2.6.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Room 207

   

2.6.a.

The court room is inaccessible to people wo are hard of hearing because there is no assistive listening system provided. This room requires 2 receivers.

AA5

30 months

2.6.b.

The attorneyÕs tables are inaccessible because they provide 24 inches of clear knee height.

T1

30 months

2.7.

General District Court, Room 229

   

2.7.a.

The main door is inaccessible because it requires 7 pounds of force to open.

D2

30 months

2.7.b.

The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 8 inches of clear space on the latch side.

D6

30 months

2.7.c.

The court room is inaccessible to people who are hard of hearing because there is no assistive listening system provided. This room requires 4 receivers.

AA5

30 months

2.8.

Toilet Rooms with Stalls, 2nd Floor. The toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities and there is no signage directing people with disabilities to the designated accessible toilet rooms.

TR16

ST14

30 months

2.9.

Circuit Court, Room 140

   

2.9.a.

The door is inaccessible because it requires 11 pounds of force to open.

D2

30 months

2.9.b.

The court room is inaccessible to people who are hard of hearing because there is no assistive listening system provided. This room requires 4 receivers.

AA5

30 months

2.9.c.

The witness stand and jury box are inaccessible because they can be accessed only by steps.

AA8

30 months

2.9.d.

The attorneyÕs tables are inaccessible because they provide 24 inches of clear knee height.

T1

30 months

2.10.

Telephones, 1st Floor

   

2.10.a.

The telephone is inaccessible because the highest operable part is 67 inches above the finished floor.

TT1

30 months

2.10.b.

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

AR8

30 months

2.11.

WomenÕs Toilet Room with Stalls, 1nd Floor

   

2.11.a.

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

TR17

30 months

2.11.b.

The door is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 29 inches.

D25

30 months

2.11.c.

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

D2

30 months

2.11.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

30 months

2.11.e.

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

TR12

30 months

2.11.f.

The lavatory is inaccessible because it has twist-type hardware.

TR10

30 months

2.11.g.

The designated accessible stall is incorrectly configured as an ambulatory stall, and there is no standard accessible stall provided.

ST15

30 months

2.12.

MenÕs Toilet Room with Stalls, 1nd Floor

   

2.12.a.

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

TR17

30 months

2.12.b.

The door is inaccessible because it has an opening width of 29 inches.

D25

30 months

2.12.c.

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

D2

30 months

2.12.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

30 months

2.12.e.

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

TR12

30 months

2.12.f.

The lavatory is inaccessible because it has twist-type hardware.

TR10

30 months

2.12.g.

The designated accessible stall is incorrectly configured as an ambulatory stall, and there is no standard accessible stall provided.

ST15

30 months

2.13.

Lobby Ramp to 2nd Floor. The ramp is inaccessible because the ends of the handrails do not have extensions at the top and bottom, and the handrails are mounted 2½ inches from the wall.

R2

30 months

2.14.

Commissioner of Revenue Office, Room 245. The door is inaccessible because it requires 7 pounds of force to open.

D2

30 months

2.15.

Juvenile Probation MenÕs Single User Toilet Room (Urinalysis). The toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities.

SU13

30 months


 

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