Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)

A set of standards concerning accessibility for the disabled, which are available at no charge from: US Access Board, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111. Also see Americans with Disabilities Act.
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The directory also contains important information about the four major national standards that govern accessible design and are referenced in the laws that guide the industry: 1) ANSI Standard A117.1; 2) Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards; 3) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines; and 4) the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines.
The Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) guidelines are used on most federal properties.
One model, the MediaStation Electric Lateral File is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).
UFAS - Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards: Developed and enforced by the Access Board, these are minimum guidelines necessary to comply with the Architectural Barriers Act.
This is a reduction from the 5 percent originally required by the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards. The reduction is the result of testimony provided by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and several state departments of corrections.
Two government publications can help security professionals understand the implications of the law: ADA Accessibility Guidelines and Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards. These technical manuals contain the specific details regarding acceptable door opening widths, closing speed, device mounting locations, and bathroom specifications.
The General Services Administration (1985) offers the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards; the Architectural and transportation Barriers Compliance Board (1981) has a publication entitled, Guidebook to the Minimum Federal Guidelines and Requirements for Accessible Design; and the National Center for a Barrier Free Environment (Fuller, 1981) has spelled out standards for those who may be designing outdoor areas for parking, passenger loading zones, and bus stops.
The revised ADAAG will be consolidated with the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).
In August 1984, the four agencies adopted a single standard for facilities covered by the ABA: the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).

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