Attachment H: Modifications to Newly Constructed Facilities

 

 

1. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement unless otherwise provided below, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Webb County Justice Center:

 

a. Parking

 

i. The signage designating parking as reserved for use by persons with disabilities is too low. At each space designated as reserved for use by 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 §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

ii. Although the parking lot has over 60 parking spaces, it does not have any van accessible spaces designated as reserved for use by people with disabilities. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 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).

 

b. Drinking Fountain - First Floor by Men's Toilet Room

 

i. The free standing drinking fountain on the first floor caues the circulation path to be inaccessible because the bottom of the bowl is a protruding object that is not detectable by a blind person using a cane. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, 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 §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

 

c. Men's Toilet Room - First, Second, Third, and Fourth Floors

 

i. The height of the toilet room sign on the men's toilet room has a centerline of 55 inches above the finished floor. 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.

 

ii. The door to the men's toilet room is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

iii. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

iv. The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the flush valve. Provide a rear grab bar 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

v. The toilet paper dispenser in use is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

d. Women's Toilet Room - First, Second, Third, and Fourth Floors

 

i. The height of the toilet room sign has a centerline of 55 inches above the finished floor. 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.

ii. The door to the women's toilet room is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. The toilet paper dispenser in use is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

iv. The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted 21 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; 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 30.

 

e. County Clerk

 

i. The main door to the County Clerk's Office is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

ii. The door to the Marriage License Room is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

iii. The Marriage License Room is inaccessible because there is a 34 inches wide path of travel from the edge of the desk to the wall. Provide an accessible route to the room with a minimum clear width of 36 inches, except at doors, where the width may decrease to 32 inches. Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.3.3, 4.13.5.

 

f. District Clerk

 

i. The door to the District Clerk's Office is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

 

g. Title IV-D Court Master Court Room

 

i. The door to the Court Master Court Room is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

 

h. Constable Department Pct. 1

 

i. The door to the Constable Department is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

i. Traffic Criminal/Civil

 

i. The door to the Traffic Criminal/Civil Office is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

 

j. Judge Hector Liendo's Office

 

i. The route in the hallway near Judge Liendo's Office is inaccessible because the copy machine 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 §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

k. Law Library Conference Room

 

i. The door to the law library is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

l. Tax Assessor - Collector

 

i. The route from the sidewalk to the entrance of the Tax Assessor's Office is inaccessible because it has a slope of 12.4% and there is no way for someone who uses a wheelchair to get on or off the sidewalk to the entrance. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, 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 §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

 

ii. The building is inaccessible because it does not have directional accessible signage. 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), 4.1.3(16)(b), 4.13, 4.30.

 

iii. The door to the Tax Assessor's Office is inaccessible because it requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

iv. The service counter at the Tax Assessor's office is inaccessible because it 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 §§ 4.1.1(2), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

m. Tax Assessor - Women's Toilet Room

 

i. The signage provided is inaccessible because it is not mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door. Provide permanent room signage 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 §§ 4.1.2(7), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

ii. There is insufficient turning space within the toilet room. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, provide an unobstructed turning space at least 60 inches in diameter or a T-shaped space complying with Fig. 3(b). Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.3, 4.2.3, Fig. 3.

 

iii. The door to the toilet room is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

iv. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

v. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 55 inches above the finished floor. Provide a soap dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

vi. The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the flush valve. Provide a rear grab bar 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

 

vii. The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 24" in overall length. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, Fig. 30.

 

viii. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

n. Tax Assessor - Mens' Toilet Room

 

i. The signage provided is inaccessible because it is not mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door. Provide permanent room signage 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 §§ 4.1.2(7), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

ii. There is insufficient turning space within the toilet room. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, provide an unobstructed turning space at least 60 inches in diameter or a T-shaped space complying with Fig. 3(b). Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.3, 4.2.3, Fig. 3.

 

iii. The door to the men's toilet room is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

iv. No accessible mirror is provided. 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), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.

 

v. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 55 inches above the finished floor. Provide a soap dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

vi. The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is obstructed by the flush valve. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Fig. 39.

vii. The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is 24" in overall length. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, Fig. 30.

 

viii. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

o. Veteran's Service Office

i. The route from the sidewalk to the entrance of the Veteran's Service Office is inaccessible because there is no level landing at the door and there is no accessible route into the building. 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 §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

ii. The door to the Veteran's Service Office is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

p. Elevator

 

i. The elevator is inaccessible because the doors do not automatically reopen if obstructed. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, 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 §§ 4.1.3(5), 4.10.6, 4.10.7, 4.10.8, Figs. 20, 21.

 

ii. The elevator is inaccessible because the car position does not ring as car passes or stops on floors. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, 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 §§ 4.1.3(5), 4.10.13.

 

iii. The elevator is inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, the door to the communications system requires tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, provide a two-way communication system and ensure that the compartment door hardware operates without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Standards §§ 4.1.3(5), 4.10.14.

 

iv. The elevator is inaccessible because, although emergency communications are provided, the system does not work without voice communication. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, provide a two-way communication system such that it does not require voice communication. Standards §§ 4.1.3(5), 4.10.14.

 

q. District Attorney - 4th Floor

 

i. The door to the District Attorney's Office is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

r. 49th District Court - 3rd Floor

 

i. The witness stand is not accessible because it cannot be accessed without climbing two 7-inch steps. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, provide a ramp or platform lift in compliance with the Standards or establish a procedure for providing access to this area. Any procedure shall not require lifting or carrying persons with mobility impairments or require them to traverse unnecessary or extreme distances. Standards §§ 4.33.5, 4.3.8, 4.8, 4.11.

 

s. 341st District Court

 

i. The witness stand is not accessible. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, provide a ramp or platform lift in compliance with the Standards or establish a procedure for providing access to this area. Any procedure shall not require lifting or carrying persons with mobility impairments or require them to traverse unnecessary or extreme distances. Standards §§ 4.33.5, 4.3.8, 4.8, 4.11.

 

t. 406 Judicial Court - Unisex Toilet Room - Jury Room

 

i. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 65 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

2. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement unless otherwise provided below, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Justice of the Peace - Bruni facility:

 

a. Parking

 

i. The van accessible parking reserved for use by persons with disabilities lacks the appropriate signage. 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, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Accessible Route

 

i. The entrance to the building is inaccessible because there is a 1 inch change in level at the threshold to the door. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(a), 4.13.8, 4.5.2.

 

c. Court Room

 

i. The court room is inaccessible because there are no wheelchair seating areas. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, provide one wheelchair seating area, 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.

 

ii. The witness stand is not accessible because it cannot be accessed without climbing a 6 1/2 - inch steps. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, provide a ramp or platform lift in compliance with the Standards or establish a procedure for providing access to this area. Any procedure shall not require lifting or carrying persons with mobility impairments or require them to traverse unnecessary or extreme distances. Standards §§ 4.33.5, 4.3.8, 4.8, 4.11.

 

iii. The court room is inaccessible to people with hearing impairments because there is no assistive listening system installed. 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 §§ 4.1.3(19)(b), 4.30, 4.33.

 

iv. The door to the court room is inaccessible because it has hardware that requires tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.9.

 

3. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Webb County Law Enforcement Center:

 

a. Parking

 

i. Although the parking lot has two accessible parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities, none is designated as van accessible. 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. Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. 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, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Entrance

 

i. The entrance is inaccessible because there is a change in level at the threshold to the door that is greater than 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. Day Room

 

i. The table located in the Day Room does not have wheelchair seating. Provide an accessible table on an accessible route at least 36 inches wide. Ensure that the table has 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.

 

4. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Webb County Administration Building:

 

a. Exterior Entrance and Doors

 

i. The front and rear entrances are locked at all times and the call button was either not turned on or not functioning. Provide a call button that functions properly within accessible reach ranges at this entrance and ensure that the door will be unlocked promptly when the call button is used. Standards §§ 4.1.3(8), 4.14.1.

 

ii. The interior door is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

b. Men's Toilet Room

 

i. The door to the men's toilet room is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

c. Women's Toilet Room

 

i. The door to the women's toilet room is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

d. Attorney Suite 301

 

i. The door to the Conference Work Room inside the Attorney Suite 301 is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

e. Auditor's Suite 201

 

i. The door to the Auditors Suite 201 is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 7 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

 

f. Risk Management Office 204

 

i. The door to the Risk Management Office is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

g. Purchasing Conference Room

 

i. The door to the Purchasing Conference Room is inaccessible because 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 §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

5. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall complete the following modifications to the El Cenizo Community Center:

 

a. Parking

 

i. Although the parking lot has a total of 30 parking spaces, there is no designated van accessible space and no signage. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Ensure that van accessible space is a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by an access aisle 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).

 

ii. 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 §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.3.8, 4.7.6.

 

b. Women's Toilet Room

 

i. The route to the toilet room is inaccessible because it is obstructed by furniture. Provide an accessible route to the toilet room with required minimum width, passing space, head room, surface textures, slopes, and changes in level. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.1, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7, 4.3.8.

ii. The lavatory is inaccessible because there is insufficient knee and toe clearances. Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

iii. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

c. Men's Toilet Room

 

i. The lavatory is inaccessible because there is insufficient knee and toe clearances. Provide a lavatory with the top of its rim or counter 34 inches or less above the finished floor; the bottom edge of the apron at least 29 inches above the finished floor; and knee and toe clearances that comply with Fig. 31. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, Fig. 31.

 

ii. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

d. Toilet Room by Exam Room # 1

 

i. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the side grab bar. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

6. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Justice of the Peace - San Dario facility, Precinct No.4:

 

a. The route from the parking reserved for persons with disabilities to the entrance is inaccessible because the sides of the flared curb ramp are 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 §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.3.8, 4.7, Fig. 12.

 

b. Drinking Fountain

 

i. Although an accessible 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).

 

c. Men's Single User Toilet Room

 

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

7. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Larga Vista Community Center (aka Centro Comunitario Para La Familia):

 

a. Unisex Toilet Room

 

i. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot water pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Provide hot water and drain pipes that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.4.

 

ii. The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side. Provide a flush control mounted on the "open" side of the toilet's clear floor space; 44 inches or less above the finished floor; and requiring a maximum of 5 pounds of force to operate; or provide an automatic flush device. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

 

b. Shower in Exam Room

 

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

 

8. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement unless otherwise provided below, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Justice of the Peace - S. Milmo facility:

 

a. Parking

 

i. Although the parking lot has a total of 14 parking spaces, there is no van accessible parking space reserved for use by persons with disabilities. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one 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).

 

ii. 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 §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Service Counter

 

i. The service counter is inaccessible because it is mounted at 44 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation. Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, a clip board made available to the public, or other means. Standards §§ 4.1.1(2), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

 

c. Unisex Toilet Room

 

i. Although an audible alarm is provided in this facility, there is no visual alarm appliance in the toilet room to alert deaf people to emergencies. Within two years of the effective date of this Agreement, provide a visual alarm appliance in the toilet room. Standards §§ 4.1.3(14), 4.28.1, 4.28.3.

 

ii. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 51 inches above the finished floor for a forward approach. Provide a soap dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5.

 

iii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 56 inches above the finished floor for a side approach. Provide a paper towel dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

iv. The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because it is mounted at 36 inches from the rear wall and the bar's closer end is at 14 inches. 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 §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, Figs. 30(a), (d).

 

d. Path of travel

 

i. The hall connecting the various offices is inaccessible because the copy machine 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 hall. Standards §§ 4.1.2(3), 4.4.

 

e. Courtroom

 

i. The witness stand is not accessible because there is a 6 inch step up. Provide an accessible route to the witness stand that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public. The accessible route must 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 §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

9. Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the County shall complete the following modifications to the Bruni Community Center:

 

a. Men's Toilet Room

 

i. The door to the men's toilet room is inaccessible because the pressure required to open the door is 7 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards §§ 4.1.3(7)(b), 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

ii. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 56 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

iii. The lavatory is inaccessible because there is a large trash can obstructing the clear floor space. Provide a lavatory with clear floor space at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the lavatory. Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.2, 4.19.3, 4.19.4, 4.19.5, 4.27.4, Figs. 31, 32.

 

b. Women's Toilet Room

 

i. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 56 inches above the finished floor. Provide a paper towel dispenser with the controls a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Standards §§ 4.1.3(13), 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

ii. 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 §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

c. Service Counter

 

i. The service counter is inaccessible because it is 38 inches above the finished floor. Provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation. Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, a clip board made available to the public, or other means. Standards §§ 4.1.1(2), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.