ATTACHMENT K: Program Access in Existing Facilities

Please Note: Paragraph 54 of the Agreement requires that within three months 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.

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

In order to ensure that the programs, services, and activities housed in the County's facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, when viewed in their entirety, 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 begins to run on the effective date of the Agreement.

Item #

Access Issue

Required Action

Completion Date

1.

Smyth County Jail and Sheriff's Office, located 111 W. Court Street

   

1.1.

Parking

   

1.1.a.

The parking lot, with a total of 31 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it only has one space designated as accessible, this space has no access aisle, the sign is mounted too los, and the space has a slope of 5.7% and a cross slope of 9.2%. This lot requires one van accessible space and one standard accessible space.

P3

30 months

1.1.b.

The route from the designated accessible parking to the entrance is inaccessible because it has a slope of more than 9% with no ramp features.

AR1

30 months

1.2.

Designated Accessible Rear Entrance

   

1.2.a.

The ramp to the entrance is inaccessible because it has a slope of 9.2%.

R5

30 months

1.2.b.

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

D23

30 months

1.3.

Holding Cell. There is no accessible cell provided.

PJ1

30 months

1.4.

Access Among Levels. There is no access to upper and lower levels of the facility, including the Sheriff's Office, for people with mobility impairments.

AR9

30 months

1.5.

Sheriff's Main Office

   

1.5.a.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

30 months

1.5.b.

The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it does not have the required clear floor space.

D6

30 months

1.5.c.

The door is inaccessible because the threshold is greater than ½ inch high.

D23

30 months

1.6.

Drinking Fountain, 2nd Floor. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the spout is 43 inches above the finished floor, the flow of water is 3 inches high, the controls require 10 pounds of force to operate, and the fountain provides only 19 inches of clear knee height.

DF1

30 months

2.

Riverside Community Center, located at 114 Red Stone Road

   

2.1.

Entrance. The building does not have directional signage posted at inaccessible entrances and does not have the International Symbol of Accessibility posted at accessible entrances.

D16

18 months

2.2.

Toilet Rooms with Stalls. The toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

ST14

30 months

2.3.

Large Meeting Room

   

2.3.a.

There is no accessible route onto the stage.

AA1

30 months

2.3.b.

The door is inaccessible because it requires more than 5 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

2.3.c.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

18 months

2.3.d.

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

AA5

18 months

2.4.

Polling Room

   

2.4.a.

The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

18 months

2.4.b.

The door is inaccessible because it requires 16 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

3.

Konnarock Community Center, located at 6535 White Top Road

   

3.1.

Entrance Ramp. The ramp is inaccessible because it has no level landing at the top, and it has no handrails.

R5

30 months

3.2.

Entrance

   

3.2.a.

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

D16

30 months

3.2.b.

The door is inaccessible because the landing is not level within the door's required maneuvering clearance.

D13

30 months

3.2.c.

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

D23

30 months

3.2.d.

The door is inaccessible because it has thumb latch hardware.

D1

30 months

3.3.

Dining Area Drinking Fountain

   

3.3.a.

The drinking fountain is inaccessible because it has a spout that is 43 inches above the finished floor.

DF6

30 months

3.3.b.

The wall-mounted drinking fountain is inaccessible because it provides only 15½ inches of clear knee height.

DF5

30 months

3.4.

Women's Toilet Room with Stalls

   

3.4.a.

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

TR18

18 months

3.4.b.

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

D2

18 months

3.4.c.

The route into the room is inaccessible because it is only 29 inches wide where it is blocked by a shelving unit.

AR3

30 months

3.4.d.

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

TR21

30 months

3.4.e.

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

TR12

18 months

3.4.f.

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

TR10

18 months

3.4.g.

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

ST15

30 months

3.5.

Men's Toilet Room with Stalls

   

3.5.a.

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

TR18

18 months

3.5.b.

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

D2

18 months

3.5.c.

The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 6 inches of clear space on the latch side.

D6

30 months

3.5.d.

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

TR21

30 months

3.5.e.

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

TR12

18 months

3.5.f.

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

TR10

18 months

3.5.g.

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

ST15

30 months

3.6.

Dining Area. The coat rack is mounted 64 inches above the finished floor.

S1

18 months

3.7.

Exterior Routes

   

3.7.a.

The ramp to the gazebo is inaccessible because it has a slope of up to 9.2% and the handrails are not provided along the full length of the ramp and lack extensions at the bottom.

R3

30 months

3.7.b.

The routes to the picnic area, gazebo, playground, ballfield, and basketball court are inaccessible because the grass is not stable, firm, and slip resistant.

AR1

30 months

3.8.

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

PD6

30 months

4.

Smyth County Health Department, located at 201 Francis Marion Lane

   

4.1.

Lower Level Parking

   

4.1.a.

The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because it has slopes of up to 3.6% and cross slopes of up to 4.3%.

P7

30 months

4.1.b.

The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because the signs are mounted too low.

P6

30 months

4.1.c.

The parking lot is inaccessible because there are no access aisles.

P1

30 months

4.1.d.

The curb ramp is inaccessible because it has a slope of 12.4%.

AR5

30 months

4.2.

Lower Entrance

   

4.2.a.

The exterior and interior double doors are inaccessible because each leaf has an opening width of 30½ inches.

D24

30 months

4.2.b.

The interior door is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

4.3.

Lower Front Reception Lobby. The fire extinguisher box protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8

18 months

4.4.

Lower Level Front Area Drinking Fountain

   

4.4.a.

The drinking fountain is inaccessible because it has a spout that is 40 inches above the finished floor.

DF6

30 months

4.4.b.

The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the controls require 7 pounds of force to operate.

DF2

18 months

4.5.

Men's Toilet Room with Stalls, Lower Level

   

4.5.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted 63¼ inches above the finished floor.

TR18

18 months

4.5.b.

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

D2

18 months

4.5.c.

The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 11 inches of clear space on the latch side.

D6

30 months

4.5.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

18 months

4.5.e.

The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is 19 inches above the finished floor.

TR20

30 months

4.5.f.

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

ST15

30 months

4.6.

Women's Toilet Room with Stalls, Lower Level

   

4.6.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted 63¼ inches above the finished floor.

TR18

18 months

4.6.b.

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

D2

18 months

4.6.c.

The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 8½ inches of clear space on the latch side.

D6

30 months

4.6.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

18 months

4.6.e.

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

ST15

30 months

4.7.

Offices and Clinics, Lower Level

   

4.7.a.

The doors are inaccessible because they require 10 pounds of force to open.

D2

18 months

4.7.b.

The doors are inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

18 months

4.7.c.

The pamphlet racks and fire extinguisher box protrude into the walkway and are not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR8

18 months

4.7.d.

The single user unisex toilet room contains a number of inaccessible elements and is not accessible to people with disabilities.

ST14

30 months

4.7.e.

The drinking fountain is inaccessible because it has a spout that is 38½ inches above the finished floor.

DF6

30 months

4.8.

Upper Level Parking. The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because the signs are mounted too low.

P6

30 months

4.9.

Upper Entrance. The entry vestibule is inaccessible because it is 45 inches deep from the end of the door opening into the vestibule.

D3

30 months

4.10.

Upper Level Lobby. The coat hooks and shelf are 63 inches above the finished floor.

S1

18 months

4.11.

Upper Level Lobby Drinking Fountain

   

4.11.a.

The drinking fountain is inaccessible because it has a spout that is 37½ inches above the finished floor.

DF6

30 months

4.11.b.

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

AR8

30 months

4.12.

Men's Toilet Room with Stalls, Upper Level

   

4.12.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted on the hinge side of the door and has no raised or Braille characters.

TR18

18 months

4.12.b.

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

D2

18 months

4.12.c.

The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 12½ inches of clear space on the latch side.

D6

30 months

4.12.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

18 months

4.12.e.

The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is 19 inches above the finished floor.

TR20

30 months

4.12.f.

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

ST15

30 months

4.13.

Women's Toilet Room with Stalls, Upper Level

   

4.13.a.

The toilet room sign is mounted on the hinge side of the door and has no raised or Braille characters.

TR18

18 months

4.13.b.

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

D2

18 months

4.13.c.

The pull side of the door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 11 inches of clear space on the latch side.

D6

18 months

4.13.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

30 months

4.13.e.

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

ST15

30 months

4.14.

Upper Level Offices

   

4.14.a.

Much of the signage provided is inaccessible because it is not mounted on the latch side of the door.

D26

18 months

4.14.b.

The doors are inaccessible because knob hardware is used.

D1

18 months

4.14.c.

The computer room is inaccessible because the tables provide 26 inches of knee height.

C3

18 months

4.15.

Upper Level Corridor Drinking Fountain. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the spout is too high.

DF1

30 months

5.

Smyth Bland Regional Library, located at 118 South Sheffey Street

   

5.1.

Lower Level Parking

   

5.1.a.

The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because it has a slope of 7.7% and a cross slope of 4%.

P7

30 months

5.1.b.

The curb ramp is inaccessible because it has a slope of 16.7% and the sides are not flared.

AR5

30 months

5.1.c.

The route to the entrance is inaccessible because it has a slope of up to 10.1%.

AR1

30 months

5.2.

Men's Single User Toilet Room, Lower Level

   

5.2.a.

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

D2

18 months

5.2.b.

The route into the toilet room is inaccessible because it is only 28 inches wide past the pamphlet rack.

AR3

18 months

5.2.c.

No accessible coat hook has been provided.

TR1

18 months

5.2.d.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

18 months

5.2.e.

The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 20¾ inches from the side wall.

SU15

30 months

5.2.f.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser.

SU7

30 months

5.2.g.

The grab bars at the toilet are inaccessible because they are mounted 2 inches from the wall.

SU12

30 months

5.3.

Women's Single User Toilet Room, Lower Level

   

5.3.a.

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

D2

18 months

5.3.b.

No accessible coat hook has been provided.

TR1

30 months

5.3.c.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

30 months

5.3.d.

The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 20¾ inches from the side wall.

SU15

30 months

5.3.e.

The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser.

SU7

30 months

5.3.f.

The grab bars at the toilet are inaccessible because they are mounted 2 inches from the wall.

SU12

30 months

5.4.

Lower Level Drinking Fountain. Although a designated accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping.

DF3

30 months

5.5.

Copenhaver Meeting Room

   

5.5.a.

There is no accessible route onto the dais.

AA1

30 months

5.5.b.

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

D2

18 months

5.5.c.

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

5.6.

Library, Lower Level. The tables and computer tables are inaccessible because they provide 26 inches of clear knee height.

LB4

18 months

5.7.

Elevators

   

5.7.a.

The elevator is inaccessible because the time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close is less than 5 seconds.

E6

30 months

5.7.b.

The elevator is inaccessible because the clearance between the car platform sill and the edge of the hoistway landing is 1½ inches.

E10

30 months

5.7.c.

The elevator is inaccessible because the emergency system requires voice communication to operate, and it requires tight grasping or pinching to access.

E8

30 months

5.8.

Library, Upper Level

   

5.8.a.

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

D2

18 months

5.8.b.

The pull side of the door from the elevator, which is accessed from the latch side of the door, is inaccessible because it has only 6¼ inches of clear space on the latch side.

D10

30 months

5.8.c.

The card catalogue computer is inaccessible because the table has insufficient toe space.

C3

18 months

5.9.

Drinking Fountain, Upper Level. Although a designated accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping.

DF3

30 months

5.10.

Men's Toilet Room with Stall, Upper Level

   

5.10.a.

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

D2

18 months

5.10.b.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

18 months

5.10.c.

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

TR10

18 months

5.10.d.

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

TR12

18 months

5.10.e.

The urinal is inaccessible because the flush control is 46½ inches above the finished floor.

TR20

30 months

5.10.f.

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

ST15

30 months

5.11.

Women's Toilet Room with Stall, Upper Level

   

5.11.a.

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

D2

18 months

5.11.b.

No accessible mirror has been provided.

TR14

18 months

5.11.c.

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

TR10

18 months

5.11.d.

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

TR12

18 months

5.11.e.

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

ST15

30 months

5.12.

Parking, Upper Level

   

5.12.a.

The parking lot is inaccessible because there are no access aisles.

P1

30 months

5.12.b.

The designated accessible parking is inaccessible because it has a cross slope of to 9.4%.

P7

30 months

5.12.c.

The curb ramp is inaccessible because it has a cross slope of 6.3%.

AR5

30 months

5.13.

Upper Level Entrance

   

5.13.a.

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

D2

18 months

5.13.b.

The external book depository is inaccessible because the top is 57 inches above the finished floor.

TR5

18 months


 

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