The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) has prepared this report on behalf of the Town of Plymouth as part of the Town’s on-going effort to assess the current level of ADA compliance in programs, services and activities and Town-owned facilities. In preparing for this report, IHCD teams surveyed the Town’s portfolio of facilities and properties that were included in the Request for Proposal.
The building facility set includes twenty-two (22) public buildings – including six (6) Fire Stations. The accessibility survey of those facilities includes all the spaces where the Town offers programs, services and activities to members of the public. The outdoor facility set includes twenty (20) parks/outdoor areas. The accessibility survey of those spaces encompassed elements such as accessible routes, walking surfaces, slopes, picnic tables, play areas and recreational areas. In addition, fourteen (14) polling places were also included in this assessment. The accessibility survey of those facilities includes accessible routes, accessible entrances, the area where the voting takes place and the toilet rooms associated with the voting area.
IHCD submitted separate reports for each facility that was surveyed. To assist in prioritizing accessibility improvements to ensure compliance with the ADA Title II, each of the building and outdoor area reports include an overview that identifies the most substantial accessibility issues and order of magnitude cost estimates for corrective action. Additionally, a detailed catalog that supplements the ADA Self-Evaluation narrative overview is also included. The catalog provides element-by-element photos of compliance issues, location and measurements - when applicable - at each assessed facility accompanied by recommendations and cost estimation for each accessibility issue.