Architectural Barriers Act


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Architectural Barriers Act

An Act passed by the US Congress in 1968 requiring that buildings financed with federal funds, and/or owned or leased by the federal government, be constructed or modified so that they are accessible to, and can be used by, physically disabled people.
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UFAS - Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards: Developed and enforced by the Access Board, these are minimum guidelines necessary to comply with the Architectural Barriers Act.
A final draft of the Americans With Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines was recently released; final guidelines are expected to be published later this year.
This group will make recommendations to the Access Board on proposed accessibility guidelines for newly constructed and altered public rights-of-way covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the architectural Barriers Act of 1968.
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB) has announced its intent to establish a Public Rights-of-Way Access Advisory Committee to recommend accessibility guidelines for public rights-of-way covered by the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 1968 Architectural Barriers Act.
They will also apply as the standard for the Architectural Barriers Act, which covers the federal government.
He is recognized as the father of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 and the grandfather of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Physical access to these overseas buildings is governed by the Architectural Barriers Act, which is administered by the Access Board.

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