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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Adoption of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design: The department has adopted revised design standards in harmony with the federal standards implementing the Architectural Barriers Act, as well as with private sector codes most states have adopted.
The goal of the workshop was to begin the process of having low vision included in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) to allow equal access for the 38 million Americans age 40 and older with vision problems.
Throughout the past 25 years, many discriminatory policies, practices and barriers have been removed for people with disabilities as a result of requirements mandated by the ADA and other related laws, such as the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which covers federal employees and applicants with disabilities.

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