Attachment H

 

Program Access in Existing Facilities

 

 

Please Note: Paragraph 36 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.

 

In order to ensure that each of the County 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 mobility impairments, the County will take the following actions:

 

1. Within 24 months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Health Department[1], located at 501 Ella Avenue, Joliet:

 

Lower Clinic

a. Parking

i. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because none of the spaces are level. 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. Accessible Route

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i.The route from the parking spaces reserved for use by persons with disabilities to the entrance is inaccessible because the curb cuts are too narrow (i.e., the left curb ramp is 30 inches wide and the right curb ramp width is 33 inches wide), the slope of the primary curb cut has a 1 inch lip, the primary curb is too steep, and neither curb cut has flared sides. 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.

 

c. Additional parking

i. The parking is inaccessible because the signage can be obstructed and not all spaces are level. Ensure that the required number of standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Ensure that the required number of 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).

 

d. Accessible Route

i. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is not located on the shortest accessible route to the accessible facility entrance. Provide fully accessible parking that is located on the shortest accessible route to an accessible pedestrian entrance to the facility. Standards § 4.6.2.

 

e. Ramp (Altered Element)

i. The ramp is inaccessible because the handrails are only 30 inches high. On both sides of the ramp, provide handrails between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface. Ensure that the handrails extend at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface, that they are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, that they will not rotate within their fittings, and that they have ends that are rounded or return smoothly to floor, wall, or post. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

f. Ramp entrance

i. There is no directional signage at the inaccessible entrance and no signage 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.

WIC

 

g. Parking

i. 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).

ii. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because some spaces are not level. 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.

 

h. Accessible Route

i. The route from the parking to the entrance ramp is inaccessible because the slope of the flared sides on the curb cut is 17.9%. 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.

 

i. Signage

i. Not all permanent signs for rooms accessed by the public have raised and Braille characters and, where appropriate signage is provided, signs are mounted 62 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.

 

Mental Health Clinic

j. Offices and Counters

i. Main Entrance

(1) The Mental Health Clinic door is inaccessible because 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).

 

ii. Client registration D105

(1) The client registration and appointment counter is inaccessible because it 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.

 

iii. Office D104

(1) The door to Office D104 is inaccessible because it has an opening width of only 29 inches and knob hardware. Provide a door with a clear opening at least 32 inches wide when measured from the face of the door to the opposite stop when the door is opened 90 degrees and with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Unless an automatic door operator is provided, there must be clear and level maneuvering clearances at the pull side and the push side of the door as indicated in Fig. 25. The door's threshold must be inch or less in height and beveled with a slope of no greater than 1:2. If a door closer is provided, it must be set so that the sweep period of the door will, from an open position of 70 degrees, take 3 seconds to move to a point 3 inches from the latch, measured to the leading edge of the door. The door must not take more than 5 pounds of force to open or close. Standards § 4.13, Fig. 25.

 

iv. Office D120

(1) The door to Office D120 is inaccessible because it has an opening width of only 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.

 

k. Toilet Room Single User, Unisex (Mental Health)

i. Accessible signage is not provided. 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.

ii. The door is inaccessible because knob hardware is used. 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.

iii. The door is inaccessible because there is inadequate space on the pull side for a required forward approach. 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).

iv. The toilet room door swings into the required clear floor space at the lavatory. Ensure that no door swings into the required clear floor space at any accessible fixture. Standards § 4.22.2.

v. 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.

vi. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 51 inches above the finished floor and reaching over the lavatory is necessary. Provide a soap dispenser 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.

vii. The towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 65 inches above the finished floor. Provide a 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.

viii. The paper towel dispenser is a protruding object that is not 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.

ix. The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge of the lavatory apron is 28 inches, the hot pipes are not covered or configured to protect against contact, and the faucet requires twisting. 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.

x. The toilet is inaccessible because the seat height is 16 inches, the flush control is on the closed side, and the toilet centerline is 15 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that is 18 inches from the near side wall; a seat that is between 17 and 19 inches above the finished floor; clear floor space at the toilet that complies with Fig. 28; and a flush control mounted on the "open" side of the toilet's clear floor space. Standards §§ 4.16.2, 4.16.3, 4.16.5, Figs. 28, 29.

xi. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is 38 inches from the rear wall. 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).

xii. The side grab bar is inaccessible because the overall length is 36 inches, the distance of the farther end side of the grab bar to the rear wall is 53 inches, the distance of the closer end to the rear wall is 17 inches, the height is 38 inches, and the space between the grab bar and the wall is 2 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; 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.

xiii. 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.

 

2. Toilet Room Single User, Unisex (Addiction).

i. Accessible signage is not provided, and the height of the current sign is 66 inches at the centerline. 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.

ii. The door to the toilet room is inaccessible because the width is only 27 inches, the force required to open the door is 12 pounds, and the hardware requires twisting. Provide a door with a clear opening at least 32 inches wide when measured from the face of the door to the opposite stop when the door is opened 90 degrees and with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Unless an automatic door operator is provided, there must be clear and level maneuvering clearances at the pull side and the push side of the door as indicated in Fig. 25. The door's threshold must be inch or less in height and beveled with a slope of no greater than 1:2. If a door closer is provided, it must be set so that the sweep period of the door will, from an open position of 70 degrees, take 3 seconds to move to a point 3 inches from the latch, measured to the leading edge of the door. The door must not take more than 5 pounds of force to open or close. Standards § 4.13, Fig. 25.

iii. The door is inaccessible because there is inadequate space on the pull side (3 inches deep) using a front approach. 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).

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 § 4.19.6.

v. 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.

vi. The towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are located 61 inches above the finished floor. 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.

vii. The towel dispenser is a protruding object that is not 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.

viii. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hot pipes are not covered and there is insufficient clear floor space (28 inches wide). 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.

ix. The door swings into the clear floor space of 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.

x. The toilet is inaccessible because its clear floor space is only 30 inches wide, the seat height is 16 inches, and the centerline is 15 inches from the side wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that is 18 inches from the near side wall; a seat that is between17 and 19 inches above the finished floor; clear floor space at the toilet that complies with Fig. 28; and a flush control mounted on the "open" side of the toilet's clear floor space. Standards §§ 4.16.2, 4.16.3, 4.16.5, Figs. 28, 29.

xi. No side or rear 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.

 

m. Drinking Fountains

i. Mental Health Corridor

(1) The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the spout height is 43 inches high, the water flow is 4 inches from the front of the fountain, there is less than 27 inches of knee space height and less than 17 inches of knee space depth, and there is no option for people who have trouble bending or stooping. Provide a 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.

 

ii. Addiction

(1) The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the spout height is 43 inches high, the water flow is 4 inches from the front of the fountain, there is less than 27 inches of knee space height and less than 17 inches of knee space depth, and there is no option for people who have trouble bending or stooping. Provide a 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.

 

iii. WIC I corridor

(1) The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the spout height is 39 inches, the water height is only 2 inches, and there are no options for people who have trouble bending or stooping. 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.

 

n. Accessible Route (Addiction)

(1) A shelf in the corridor is a protruding object that is not 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.

 

o. Offices and Counters (Addiction)

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

ii. The main counter is inaccessible because it is 48 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.

iii. The conference room table is inaccessible because it has a knee clearance height of 26 inches. Provide one table on an accessible route. Ensure that the table has a 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.

 

p. WIC Main Area

(1) The WIC interior entrance door is inaccessible because it 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).

(2) The television in the main WIC area is a protruding object that is not 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 door to office I-104 is inaccessible because the door opening width is only 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.

 

q. Toilet Room Single User, Men's (WIC)

i. The signage provided is mounted on the hinge 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.

ii. The door is inaccessible because the pressure required to open it is 8 pounds. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open. Standards § 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 § 4.19.6.

iv. 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.

v. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the control height is 42 inches with a required reach over an 18 inches obstruction. Provide a soap dispenser 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.

vi. The air dryer is a protruding object that is not 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.

vii. The toilet is inaccessible because the centerline is 24 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.

viii. The floor-mounted grab bar encroaches on the required toilet clear floor space. Provide clear floor space at the toilet that complies with Fig. 28. Standards § 4.16.2, Fig. 28.

ix. The side grab bar is inaccessible because it is 30 inches long, the distance of the farther end of the side grab bar to the rear wall is 30 inches, and the space between the grab bar and the wall is 5 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; 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.

x. The rear grab bar is inaccessible because the distance of the closer end of the rear grab bar to the side wall is 10 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. Toilet Room Single User, Women's (WIC)

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

ii. 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.

iii. 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.

iv. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted at 42 inches above the finished floor with a required reach over the lavatory. Provide a soap dispenser 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.

v. The air dryer is a protruding object that is not 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.

vi. The toilet is inaccessible because the toilet centerline is 24 inches from the side wall, and the toilet paper dispenser, which is located on the front wall opposite the toilet, is 57 inches from the rear wall. Provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.16.2, Fig. 28. 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).

vii. The side grab bar is inaccessible because it is 30 inches long, the distance of the farther end of the side grab bar to the rear wall is 30 inches, and the space between the grab bar and the wall is 5 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; 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.

viii. The rear grab bar is inaccessible because the distance of the closer end of the rear grab bar to the side wall is 10 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.

 

s. Toilet Room Single User (Health Department stair entrance)

i. The signage is inaccessible and mounted on the door at a centerline of 64 inches. 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.

ii. The door is inaccessible because it has knob hardware and an opening width of 23 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. 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.

 

OB-GYN section (older portion)

 

t. The single user toilet room near existing exam room 1 (toward the OB-GYN section) 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

u. The signage identifying offices accessed by the public is inaccessible. 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.

 

Environmental

 

v. Offices and Counters:

i. Second Floor Health Permits

(1) The door to the Health Permits office on the second floor is inaccessible because it requires 12 pounds of force to open, has knob hardware, and there is inadequate depth on the latch side of the door on the push side (using a front approach). The County will establish a policy that service can be provided on the first floor with signage designating such policy.

 

(2) The counter is inaccessible because it 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.

 

ii. South Entrance

(1) The counter is inaccessible because it 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.

 

iii. Environmental Lab Services

(1) The door to Environmental Lab Services is inaccessible because the pressure required to open it is 7 pounds and it has knob hardware. Provide a door that requires no more than 5 pounds of force to open with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Standards §§ 4.13.11(2)(b), 4.13.9.

(2) The counter is inaccessible because it 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.

 

(3) Bottom door

(a) The bottom door is inaccessible because there is inadequate maneuvering space on the pull side of the latch side of the door. On the pull side of the door, provide a path of travel at least 48 inches wide for a side approach and at least 24 inches of clear maneuvering space adjacent to the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(c).

(b) The bottom door is inaccessible because it 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.

 

w. Telephone

i. The telephone is inaccessible because the counter is 42 inches high, there is inadequate clear floor space (22 inches), it only allows for a parallel approach, the highest operable part is 64 inches, 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).

 

x. Stairs

i. The handrails on the stairs leading to the environmental room are inaccessible because they are only 31 inches high, the inside handrail is not continuous, there are no handrail extensions, the handrail ends are not rounded or returned smoothly to the wall, and the handrail diameter is 1 inches. 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.

 

y. Accessible Route

i. The route to the environmental room is inaccessible because there are stairs. The County agrees to institute a policy in which all services can be conducted at the reception desk on the first floor, including the dropping off of environmental samples, and post signage regarding this new policy.

 

Second floor

 

z. Stairs

i. The stairs to the Health Permits office are inaccessible because there is only one handrail that is 27 inches high, the inside handrail is not continuous, there are no handrail extensions, and the handrail diameter is 2 inches. 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.

Clinic

aa. Exterior Entrance and Doors Lower Clinic, First Entrance (parking lot)

i. The entrance 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 §§ 4.13.8, 4.5.2. and the vestibule clearance is 39 inches deep with the door open.

ii. The entrance is inaccessible because the vestibule is only 39 inches deep. 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.

bb. Interior door

i. The interior door 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

cc. Offices and Counters: Lower Clinic Waiting Area

i. All four counters in the lower clinic waiting area are inaccessible because they are 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.

 

ii. One counter in the lower clinic waiting area protrudes 6 inches and is not 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.

 

dd. Interior Ramp

i. The interior ramp in the lower clinic is inaccessible because the level landing at the bottom is 29 inches deep, the ramp has a slope of 9.0%, the handrails do not have extensions or rounded ends, and the distance between the handrails and the wall is 2 inches. Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide and has a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50. Provide level landings at the top and bottom of the ramp that are at least as wide as the ramp and at least 60 inches long. If the ramp changes direction, provide a level landing measuring at least 60 inches by 60 inches at the change in direction. On both sides of the ramp, provide handrails between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface. Ensure that the handrails extend at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface, that they are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, that they will not rotate within their fittings, and that they have ends that are rounded or return smoothly to floor, wall, or post. Provide edge protection that is at least 2 inches high at the ramp's drop off sides. Ensure that the ramp and its level landing at the top and bottom are designed and maintained so that water does not accumulate on walking surfaces. Standards §§ 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

ee. Toilet Room with Stalls, Men's (lower clinic)

i. The inaccessible signage that is provided is not located 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.

ii. The door is inaccessible because 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).

iii. The door cannot be opened 90 degrees because the paper towel dispenser blocks it. 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.

iv. The door is inaccessible because the space on the latch side of the door on the pull side is 46 inches deep. On the pull side of the door, provide a path of travel at least 48 inches deep for a side approach and at least 24 inches of clear maneuvering space adjacent to the latch side of the door. Standards § 4.13.6, Fig. 25(c).

v. The light switch and the paper towel dispenser controls (55 and 63 inches, respectively) are inaccessible because they are mounted too high above the finished floor. Provide a light switch and 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.

vi. The soap dispenser controls are mounted 53 inches above the finished floor, and a forward reach is required. 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.

vii. 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.

viii. 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.

ix. The lavatory is inaccessible because the pipes are not covered, and the push-button faucet requires a force of 6 pounds and only stays on for 2 seconds. 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.

x. The urinal area has insufficient clear floor space (29 inches in one area). Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

xi. The toilet is inaccessible because the seat height is 16 inches. 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).

xii. The toilet is inaccessible because the centerline measures 17 inches to the wall. Within 24 months provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

xiii. The left and right grab bars in the alternative stall are inaccessible because the distance of the farther end to the rear wall is 52 inches, and the space between the grab bar and the wall is 2 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; 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 §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Figs. 30(b), (d).

 

ff. Toilet Room with Stalls, Women's (lower clinic)

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible and not mounted on the latch side of the door. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. The toilet room door does not open 90 degrees because the paper towel dispenser is in the way. Provide a door with a clear opening at least 32 inches wide when measured from the face of the door to the opposite stop when the door is opened 90 degrees and with hardware usable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Lever-operated, push-type, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. Unless an automatic door operator is provided, there must be clear and level maneuvering clearances at the pull side and the push side of the door as indicated in Fig. 25. The door's threshold must be inch or less in height and beveled with a slope of no greater than 1:2. If a door closer is provided, it must be set so that the sweep period of the door will, from an open position of 70 degrees, take 3 seconds to move to a point 3 inches from the latch, measured to the leading edge of the door. The door must not take more than 5 pounds of force to open or close. Standards § 4.13, Fig. 25.

iii. The toilet room door 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iv. The toilet room door, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 43 inches deep maneuvering clearance on the pull side of the door. 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).

v. 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.

vi. The light switch is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 55 inches above the finished floor. Provide a light switch 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.

vii. 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.

viii. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 50 inches above the finished floor and a forward reach is required. 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.

ix. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 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.

x. The changing table is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 56 inches above the finished floor. Provide a changing table 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.

xi. 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.

xii. The lavatory is inaccessible because the button-style hardware requires 7 pounds of force to operate and remains effective for 2 seconds. 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.

xiii. The toilet is inaccessible because the seat top is 16 inches high. 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).

xiv. The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 17 inches from the side wall. Within 24 months provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

xv. The alternative stall partitions are mounted 37 inches apart. Provide at least one stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d).

xvi. The left and right grab bars in the alternative stall are inaccessible because the distance of the farther end to the rear wall is 52 inches and the space between the grab bar and the wall is 2 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; 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 §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Figs. 30(b), (d).

 

gg. Drinking Fountains (Clinic near parking)

i. The drinking fountain has a spout that is 45 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.

ii. Although a drinking fountain is provided, the water flow height measures 3 inches, and the cup dispenser is mounted 63 inches above the finished floor. 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.

iii. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the controls require 6 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.

iv. The drinking fountain is inaccessible because it has 20 inches of knee space height, 15 inches of knee space depth, requires a parallel approach and lacks clear floor space. 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).

 

hh. Telephones

i. The telephone is inaccessible because the knee space provided is 12 inches deep. 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).

 

ii. Ramp (between main waiting area and upper area)

i. The ramp is inaccessible because the handrails are mounted 2 inches from the wall, lack extensions, the ends are not rounded or returned smoothly to the wall, and the handrail diameter is 1 inches. 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, 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.

 

jj. Toilet Room Single User, Upper Clinic Laboratory

i. The single user 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 §§ 4.13, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 4.26, 4.27, 4.30, Figs. 28, 29.

 

kk. Drinking Fountains (Upper Clinic Laboratory)

i. The drinking fountain has a spout that is 45 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.

ii. Although a drinking fountain is provided, the water flow measures 5 inches from the front of the fountain. 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.

 

2. Within 36 months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Adult Detention Facility[2], 95 South Chicago Street, Joliet:

 

a. Parking

i. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the shared access aisles are 54 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.

ii. The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the access aisle is not level. 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.

iii. There is no designated van accessible space. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 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).

iv. 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. Telephone

i. The telephone is inaccessible because the highest operable part is mounted 58 inches above the finished floor. 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. Shower Stalls: Unisex 1 and Unisex 2

i. Unisex shower 1 is inaccessible because the transfer seat does not extend the full depth of the stall, the shower controls are mounted 62 inches above the finished floor and are not within 18 inches of the shower wall centerline, the fixed shower head is not 48 inches high or mounted on a vertical bar, and the curb is 2 inches high. Unisex shower 2 is inaccessible because the dimensions are 38 by 34 inches, and the controls are mounted 61 inches above the finished floor. Provide a shower in this room 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.

 

d. Toilet Room with Stalls, Women's (public visitation)

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible because it lacks Braille and is not mounted on the latch side of the door or centered at 60 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. The toilet room door is inaccessible because 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).

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 § 4.19.6.

iv. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 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 §§ 4.27.2, 4.27.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

v. The lavatory is inaccessible because the knee and toe clearances are inadequate. 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.

vi. The lavatory is inaccessible because the hardware requires tight grasping, pinching or 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.

vii. In the ambulatory stall provided, the length of the left and right grab bars is 38 inches, the distance of the far end of the grab bars from the rear wall is less than 54 inches, the space between the right grab bar and the wall is inch, and the space between the right grab bar and other objects is less than 1 inches. Provide at least one stall that is exactly 36 inches wide with a toilet 18 inches from each wall or partition, an outward swinging, self-closing door, and parallel grab bars complying with Fig 30(d). Standards §§ 4.22.4, Fig. 30(d).

 

e. Toilet Room with Stalls, Men's (public visitation)

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible because it lacks Braille and is not mounted on the latch side of the door or centered at 60 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. The toilet room door is inaccessible because 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).

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 § 4.19.6.

iv. The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is mounted 25 inches above the finished floor. Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

v. 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.

vi. The side grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the far end is mounted 48 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; 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 §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Figs. 30(a), (d).

vii. The rear grab bar at the toilet is inaccessible because the overall length is 30 inches, and the flush control valve interferes with the use of the rear grab bar. 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.

 

3. Within 12 months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Sheriff's Department (Satellite Office), located at 2402 Laraway Road, Joliet:

 

a. Parking

i. The parking lot is inaccessible because there are no access aisles. At each standard accessible space, provide an access aisle at least 60 inches wide. At each van accessible space, provide an access aisles at least 96 inches wide. Ensure that all access aisles 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), 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

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 §§ 4.6.4, 4.30.7(1).

 

b. Accessible Route

i. The route though the parking lot is inaccessible because it is blocked by the car parked in the space adjacent to the entrance. 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.

ii. The route to the entrance is inaccessible because there is insufficient maneuvering clearance due to plants. 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. Telephone

i. The telephone is inaccessible because it lacks accessible signage. 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).

 

4. Within 12 months of the effective date of the Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the Archives (Warehouse) located at 806 Nicholson Street, Joliet:

 

a. Ramp

i. The ramp is inaccessible because the slope of the bottom landing measures 28.6% for 6 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, 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.

ii. The ramp is inaccessible because the handrail extensions are only 6 inches long at the 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, 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.

iii. The call button is mounted 54 inches above the finished floor where a forward approach is required. Provide a call button 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).

 

b. Offices and Counters: 3rd office (door to storage area)

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

 

c. Archives

i. The conference table is inaccessible because the table has a knee clearance height of 24 inches. Provide accessible tables between 28 and 34 inches above the finished floor on an accessible route. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 5.1.

ii. The micro image terminal machine is inaccessible because it has a knee clearance height of 26 inches. Provide accessible tables between 28 and 34 inches above the finished floor on an accessible route. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 5.1.

 

d. Toilet Room with Stalls, Women's

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible because it is mounted on the door. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. The toilet room door 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 50 inches above the finished floor, and a side reach is not possible. 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.

iv. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 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.

v. The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline is 17 inches from the side wall. Within 24 months provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

vi. 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.

vii. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 45 inches above the finished floor and mounted above the 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 § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

e. Toilet Room with Stalls, Men's

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible because it is mounted on the door. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. The toilet room 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 § 4.13.11(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 § 4.19.6.

iv. The soap dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 53 inches above the finished floor, and a side reach is not possible. 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.

v. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 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.

vi. 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.

vii. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 47 inches above the finished floor and is mounted above the 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 § 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

5. Within 12 months of the effective date of the Agreement, except as noted below, the County will complete the following modifications to the Will County Executive Office Building located at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet:

 

a. Parking

i. Although the parking lot has a total of 210 parking spaces, an inadequate number are designated as reserved for people with disabilities. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide 1 van accessible space and 6 standard spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities. Standard accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Van accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide. All spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities shall have vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles. Van accessible spaces shall have an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

ii. Group l (2 spaces parallel)

(1) Space l:

(a) 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) The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is not located on the shortest accessible route to the accessible facility entrance. Provide fully accessible parking that is located on the shortest accessible route to an accessible pedestrian entrance to the facility. Standards § 4.6.2.

 

(2) Space 2:

(a) The parking is inaccessible because there are no access aisles. At each standard accessible space, provide an access aisle at least 60 inches wide. At each van accessible space, provide an access aisles at least 96 inches wide. Ensure that all access aisles 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), 4.6.3, Fig. 9.

(b) 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).

(c) The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the cross slope measures 4.4%. 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.

(d) The parking space reserved for persons with disabilities is not located on the shortest accessible route to the accessible facility entrance. Provide fully accessible parking that is located on the shortest accessible route to an accessible pedestrian entrance to the facility. Standards § 4.6.2.

 

iii. Group 2 (1 space)

(1) The parking space reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because it is not clearly marked on the pavement. Provide designated accessible parking spaces that are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.3, Fig.9.

(2) The parking space reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the slope and cross slope measure 2.8% and 2.2%, respectively, and the access aisle is not level. 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.

(3) The route from the parking space to the sidewalk is inaccessible because there is no curb ramp. 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.

 

iv. Group 3 (1 space)

(1) The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because it is not clearly marked on the pavement. Provide designated accessible parking spaces that are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6.3, Fig.9.

(2) The parking reserved for persons with disabilities is inaccessible because the slope of the parking space measures 2.8%, and the access aisle is not level. 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.

(3) The route from the parking lot to the sidewalk is inaccessible because there is no curb cut. 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. Accessible Route

i. Main route

(1) The route from Group 3 parking is inaccessible because it is in the driving lane, and the speed bump blocks the path. 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.

ii. Curb cut

(1) The curb ramp is inaccessible because there is a inch abrupt change in level. 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. Entrance

i. The entrance door is inaccessible because 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.

ii. The automatic door opener controls are inaccessible because they require 6 pounds of force to operate from the outside and 7 pounds from the inside. Provide push buttons 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). Ensure that the controls are a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that it 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, 4.27.4, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

d. Elevator

i. The elevator is inaccessible because the car control buttons lack raised characters, the main entry floor is not designated by a raised star, and the emergency communications system is not identified by raised lettering. 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.

ii. Although emergency communications are provided, the elevator is inaccessible because it does not work without 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. Accessible Route to the Speaking Area of the Board Room

i. The current route to the speaking area of the board room is inaccessible. The County agrees to establish one speaking area that is accessible to all speakers, including those with disabilities, which does not involve travel through the back hallway.

 

f. Ramp (interior)

i. The ramp is inaccessible because the landing measures 48 inches by 48 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, 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.

ii. Handrails

(1) The ramp is inaccessible because the handrails are mounted 31 inches above the finished floor and 2 inches from the wall, the extensions at the bottom of the ramp continue to the slope, and the outside handrails lack extensions at the landing. 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, 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.

 

g. Offices and Counters

i. County Clerk

(1) The route to the auxiliary counter is inaccessible because it is blocked by chairs. Provide at least one accessible route to the auxiliary counter 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) The vital records self service table is inaccessible because it has 24 inches of knee clearance. Provide an accessible table with its top surface between 28 and 34 inches above the finished floor on an accessible route. Standards §§ 4.1.6(1)(b), 5.1.

ii. Security office

(1) The security office counter is inaccessible because it 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.

iii. County Treasurer

(1) The payments counter is inaccessible because it is 40 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.

iv. County Board Office

(1) The main counter is inaccessible because it 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.

(2) The coat rack and hat shelf are inaccessible because each is mounted 63 inches and 66 inches, respectively, above the finished floor. Provide a coatrack and hat shelf 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, Fig. 4.

(3) Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the office lacks a visual alarm. Within 24 months, 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.

 

v. Emergency Service

(1) The emergency service door 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(2) The counter is inaccessible because it is 40 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.

(3) The buzzer is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 52 inches above the finished floor, and a forward approach is required. Provide a 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, Fig. 4.

 

vi. Superintendent

(1) The door to the superintendent's office, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 10 inches of space on the latch side of the door on the pull side. The County agrees to establish a policy in which the superintendent serves patrons with disabilities near the reception area.

vii. Auditorium (GED test administered)

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

(2) The table is inaccessible because the knee space height is only 26 inches. Provide at least one 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.

 

h. Telephone (lower level near vending machines)

i. The telephone is inaccessible because the highest operable part is 55 inches above the finished floor, it lacks volume control and signage, and the knee space depth measures 12 inches. 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).

ii. The route past the telephone is inaccessible because the wall-mounted 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.

 

i. Toilet Room with Stalls, Men's, 1st floor

i. The toilet room lacks signage. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. The door to the toilet room, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because it has inadequate maneuvering space on the push side of 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).

iii. Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the toilet room lacks a visual alarm. 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.

iv. 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.

v. Toilet stall

(1) 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.

(2) The side grab bar is inaccessible because the far end is mounted 51 inches from the rear wall, the space between the wall and the grab bar is 1 inches, and the toilet paper dispenser is mounted above the grab bar. 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; 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 §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Figs. 30(a), (d).

(3) The rear grab bar is inaccessible because the closer end is mounted 22 inches from the side wall and the space between the grab bar and the wall is 1 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; 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.

 

j. Toilet Room with Stalls, Women's, 1st floor

i. The toilet room lacks signage. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. The door to the toilet room, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because it has inadequate space on the latch side of the door on the push side. 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).

iii. Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the toilet room lacks a visual alarm. 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.

iv. The seat cover dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 65 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, Fig. 4.

v. The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 54 inches above the finished floor and reaching over the trash can is necessary. 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.

vi. 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.

vii. 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.

viii. The side grab bar is inaccessible because the far end of the side grab bar is mounted 50 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; 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 §§ 4.17.6, 4.26.2, Figs. 30(a), (d).

ix. The rear grab bar is inaccessible because the closer end is mounted 21 inches from the side wall, and the space between the grab bar and the wall is 1 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; 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.

 

k. Toilet Room with Stalls, Men's, 2nd floor

i. The toilet room sign is mounted on the door. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the toilet room lacks a visual alarm. 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.

iii. Due to the number of inaccessible elements in the toilet room, the County agrees to provide directional signage at this toilet room directing individuals to the accessible toilet room on the first level.

 

l. Toilet Room with Stalls, Women's, 2nd floor

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the toilet room lacks a visual alarm. 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.

iii. Due to the number of inaccessible elements in the toilet room, the County agrees to provide directional signage at this toilet room directing individuals to the accessible toilet room on the first level.

 

m. Toilet Room with alternate stalls, lower level, Men's

i. The toilet room lacks signage. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the toilet room lacks a visual alarm. 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.

iii. Due to the number of inaccessible elements in the toilet room, the County agrees to provide directional signage at this toilet room directing individuals to the accessible toilet room on the first level.

n. Toilet Room with Alternate Stalls, Women's, lower level

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the toilet room lacks a visual alarm. 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.

iii. Due to the number of inaccessible elements in the toilet room, the County agrees to provide directional signage at this toilet room directing individuals to the accessible toilet room on the first level.

 

o. Drinking fountains

i. Fountain by the smoking area

(1) 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.

(2) The fountain water height measures 3 inches. 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.

(3) The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the knee space height is 15 inches, the knee space depth is 14 inches, and a front approach is not possible. 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).

(4) 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).

 

ii. The Lobby Fountain

(1) Although a drinking fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs 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).

 

iii. Second Floor Fountain 1 (by hallway)

(1) The drinking fountain has a spout that is 40 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 route past the drinking fountain is inaccessible because the fountain protrudes 8 inches into the path of travel at a height of 33 inches above the finished floor 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) Although a drinking fountain accessible to people who use wheelchairs 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).

 

iv. Second Floor Fountain 2

(1) Although a drinking fountain is provided, it is inaccessible because the water flow height does not measure 4 inches high. 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.

 

v. Lower Level Fountain

(1) The drinking fountain has a spout that is 40 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) Although a drinking fountain is provided, it is inaccessible because the water flow is 4 inches from the front of the fountain. 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.

(3) The drinking fountain is inaccessible because there is no knee space height or depth. 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).

 

p. The door to the smoking area 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

q. Telephone in lobby area

i. The telephone is inaccessible because the knee space height is 24 inches, the depth is 11 inches, the cord is 28 inches in length, and the telephone lacks accessible signage. 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).

 

6. Within 72 months[3] of the effective date of the Agreement, except as noted below, the County will complete the following modifications to the Sunny Hill Rehabilitation Home located at 421 Doris Avenue, Joliet:

 

a. Lobby

i. Telephone

(1) The telephone is inaccessible because the knee space depth measures 12 inches, the highest operable part is 67 inches above the finished floor, the telephone lacks volume control and accessible signage, and the clear floor space is obstructed by holiday decorations. 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).

 

b. Offices and Counters

(1) Administrative Offices

(a) The office door is inaccessible because 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) Finance Department

(a) The finance department door 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

(b) The door to the finance department, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 4 inches of space on the latch side of the door 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).

(c) The route through the finance department is inaccessible because a desk protrudes past the door opening. 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) Nurses' station

(a) The route past the nurses' station is inaccessible because the counter edge protrudes 6 inches from the post 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. Elevator (5th Avenue)

i. The elevator is inaccessible because the hall call buttons are not centered at 42 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.

ii. Hall lanterns

(1) The elevator is inaccessible because the hall lanterns do not emit a visual or audible signal when a car is answering a call, signal once for up and twice for down, and are not visible from the area of hall call buttons. Provide hall lanterns at each hoistway entrance that emit a visible and audible signal indicating which car is answering a call. Ensure that audible signals sound once for the up direction and twice for the down direction or have verbal annunciators that say "up" or "down;" and that visible signals are mounted so that their centerline is at least 72 inches above the lobby floor, they are at least 2 inches in the smallest dimension, and they are visible from the vicinity of the hall call button. Lanterns located in cars, visible from the vicinity of hall call buttons, and conforming to the above requirements, are acceptable. Standards § 4.10.4, Fig. 20.

iii. The elevator is inaccessible because it lacks hoistway signage. 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.

iv. The elevator is inaccessible because the door reopening device remains effective for 11 seconds. 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.

v. The elevator is inaccessible because the highest car control button is 57 inches above the finished floor. 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.

vi. The elevator is inaccessible because the car position indicator does not emit an audible or visual signal as the car passes or stops at 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.

 

d. Gift shop

i. The gift shop 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

 

e. Toilet Room Single User, Women's (5th Avenue, visitors only)

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. The toilet room 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. The lavatory is inaccessible because the faucet hardware requires tight grasping 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.

iv. The route to the toilet room is inaccessible. Provide an accessible route to the toilet room with required minimum width, passing space, head room, surface textures, slopes, and changes in level. Standards §§ 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7, 4.3.8.

v. 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.

vi. 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.

vii. 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.

viii. The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge of the lavatory is mounted 26 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.

ix. 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.

 

x. Toilet

(1) The toilet is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. Provide clear floor space at the toilet that complies with Fig. 28. Standards § 4.16.2, Fig. 28.

(2) The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 17 inches from the side wall. Within 24 months provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

(3) There are no grab bars. 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.

 

f. Toilet room Single User, Men's (5th Avenue, visitors only)

i. The toilet room sign is inaccessible. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. The toilet room door 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. The route to the toilet room is inaccessible. Provide an accessible route to the toilet room with required minimum width, passing space, head room, surface textures, slopes, and changes in level. Standards §§ 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7, 4.3.8.

iv. 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.

v. 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.

vi. 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.

vii. The lavatory is inaccessible because the bottom edge of the lavatory is mounted 26 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.

viii. 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.

ix. The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is mounted 24 inches above the finished floor, the clear floor space measures 26 inches by 67 inches, and the flush control is 52 inches above the finished floor. Provide a urinal with an elongated rim mounted 17 inches or less above the finished floor, a clear floor space of at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep centered on the urinal, and a flush control height of 44 inches or less above the finished floor. Standards §§ 4.18.2, 4.18.3, 4.18.4.

x. Toilet

(1) The toilet is inaccessible because there is insufficient clear floor space. Provide clear floor space at the toilet that complies with Fig. 28. Standards § 4.16.2, Fig. 28.

(2) 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 §§ 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

(3) There are no grab bars. 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.

 

g. Resident Room (5th Avenue)

i. The closet in the resident room is inaccessible because the clothing rod is mounted 59 inches above the finished floor, and the hardware requires tight grasping to operate. Provide an accessible closet with a clear floor space in front that is 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep such that the hardware is operable with one hand and does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate and requires a force no greater than 5 lbf to activate. Ensure that there are shelves or rods 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, or, if the clear floor space allows a parallel approach and the distance between a wheelchair and the clothes rod will exceed 10 inches, ensure that there is a maximum high side reach of 48 inches and a maximum distance from the user to the clothes rod of 21 inches. Standards §§ 9.2.2(4), 4.25, 4.27.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, Fig. 38.

ii. The wardrobe shelves in the resident room are inaccessible because the top shelf is mounted 79 inches above the finished floor and the bottom shelf is mounted 69 inches above the finished floor. Provide accessible wardrobe shelves that are 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; and that have a clear floor space in front that is 30 inches wide by 48 inches deep. Standards §§ 9.2.2(4), 4.25, 4.27.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iii. The built-in drawer controls in the resident room are inaccessible because they require tight grasping to operate. Provide drawer controls that are mounted 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. Ensure that the controls are operable with one hand and do not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate and require a force no greater than 5 lbf to activate. Standards §§ 9.2.2(5), 4.27.3, 4.27.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. Resident Toilet Room

(1) The door to the toilet room, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because it has only 39 inches of space on the latch side of the door on the push side. 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).

(2) Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the toilet room lacks a visual alarm. 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.

(3) 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.

(4) The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because the controls are mounted 50 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, Fig. 4.

(5) The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 27 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.

(6) The required grab bars are not used in the 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, 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.

 

h. Shower Room, Women's (5th Avenue)

i. The shower is inaccessible because the distance between the wall and grab bar is 3 inches, and the shower control unit is not mounted on a vertical bar or adjustable. Provide a shower in this room 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.

 

i. Shower Room, Men's (5th Avenue)

i. The shower is inaccessible because the distance between the wall and grab bar is 3 inches and the shower control unit is not mounted on a vertical bar or adjustable. Provide a shower in this room 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.

 

j. Shower Room, Women's (6th Avenue)

i. The shower is inaccessible because the grab bar provided is not continuous, the distance from the wall to the grab bar is 2 inches, and the shower control unit is not mounted on a vertical bar or adjustable. Provide a shower in this room 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.

 

k. Shower Room Toilet, Men's (6th Avenue)

i. The shower room lacks signage. 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.

ii. The shower room 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. The door to the shower room, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 2 inches of space on the latch side of the pull side of the door. 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).

iv. Toilet

(1) 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 §§ 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

(2) The required grab bars are not used in the 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, 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.

 

l. Shower Room Toilet, Men's (6th Avenue)

i. The shower room lacks signage. 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.

ii. The shower room 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 § 4.13.11(2)(b).

iii. The door to the shower room, which is accessed through a front approach, is inaccessible because it has only 2 inches of space on the latch side of the door 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).

iv. Toilet

(1) 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 §§ 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

(2) The required grab bars are not used in the 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, 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.

 

m. Shower Room, Men's (6th Avenue)

i. The shower is inaccessible because the grab bar provided is not continuous, the distance from the wall to the grab bar is 2 inches, and the shower unit is not mounted on a vertical bar or adjustable. Provide a shower in this room 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.

 

n. Resident Room (2nd Avenue)

i. The wardrobe shelves in the resident room are inaccessible because the top shelf is mounted 60 inches above the finished floor and the bottom shelf is mounted 51 inches above the finished floor. Provide accessible wardrobe shelves that are 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; and that have a clear floor space in front that is 30 inches wide by 48 inches deep. Standards §§ 9.2.2(4), 4.25, 4.27.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

ii. The closet in the resident room is inaccessible because the clothing rod is mounted 64 inches above the finished floor, and the hardware requires tight grasping to operate. Provide an accessible closet with a clear floor space in front that is 30 inches wide and 48 inches deep such that the hardware is operable with one hand and does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate and requires a force no greater than 5 lbf to activate. Ensure that there are shelves or rods 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, or, if the clear floor space allows a parallel approach and the distance between a wheelchair and the clothes rod will exceed 10 inches, ensure that there is a maximum high side reach of 48 inches and a maximum distance from the user to the clothes rod of 21 inches. Standards §§ 9.2.2(4), 4.25, 4.27.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, Fig. 38.

iii. The built-in drawer controls in the resident room are inaccessible because they require tight grasping to operate. Provide drawer controls that are mounted 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. Ensure that the controls are operable with one hand and do not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate and require a force no greater than 5 lbf to activate. Standards §§ 9.2.2(5), 4.27.3, 4.27.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

iv. Resident toilet room

(1) The door to the toilet room, which is accessed through a front approach and which has both a closer and a latch, is inaccessible because it has only 1 inches of space on the latch side of the door on the push side. 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).

(2) Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the toilet room lacks a visual alarm. 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.

(3) 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.

(4) 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 §§ 4.16.5, 4.27.4.

(5) The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 26 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.

(6) The required grab bars are not used in the 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, 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.

 

7. Within 12 months of the effective date of this Agreement, the County will complete the following modifications to the State's Attorney's Office, located at 121 N. Chicago Street, Joliet:

 

a. Parking

i. The parking provided for persons with disabilities is not accessible because the spaces and access aisles are not clearly marked. Provide one van accessible space and the required number of 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

i. The interior door is inaccessible because 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).

 

c. Ramp

i. The ramp is inaccessible because the inside handrails are not continuous and lack extensions at the top, and there are 4 inches between the handrails and the wall. 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.

 

d. Offices and Counters: Receptionist Desk Area

i. The office door is inaccessible because 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).

ii. The main 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 §§ 7.2(2), 4.3.

 

e. Toilet Room Single User, Unisex (public)

i. The toilet room sign lacks Braille and is not mounted on the latch side of the door, and the centerline is not 60 inches above the finished floor. Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and 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, 4.30.7.

ii. Although the facility contains an audible emergency alarm system, the toilet room lacks a visual alarm. 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.

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 § 4.19.6.

iv. The toilet is inaccessible because its centerline measures 17 inches from the side wall. Within 24 months provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall. Standards § 4.16.2, Fig. 28.

v. The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 37 inches from the rear wall. 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).



[1]Due to the County's current plan to shift various departments and services within the Health Department facility, the County agrees to submit its proposal to the Department of Justice to provide accessible toilet facilities in the Health Department facility by December 31, 2005. The County agrees to make fully accessible toilet rooms in altered portions of the facility.

[2]The County agrees to address accessibility issues during the expansion process.

[3]The County plans to renovate this facility in stages with the approximate completion time being one year per wing, which would mean a projected completion time of six years for the entire facility.