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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

A federal law, enacted in 1990, requiring that public accommodations be accessible to those having physical disabilities; this law mandates that existing physical barriers be replaced or modified so there are no impediments to access by the physically disabled. For detailed information, write the US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20507. See American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard A117.1-1992. Also see Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards and physical disability.
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The Australian Bankers' Association had appointed former disability discrimination commissioner, Graeme Innes, to review banking accessibility standards for people with disabilities in November last year.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has made a soft launch of its new official bilingual mobile responsive website which is also compliant to universal web accessibility standards for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
In a move that will ultimately bring its public online content in line with new federal accessibility standards, the University of California, Berkeley has begun removing older videos and other documents that don't meet the mark.
Department of Justice (DOJ) is expecting to issue regulations before 2016 ends that will apply ADA web accessibility standards to state and local government agencies, with certain exceptions, most notably for government entities with populations less than 50,000.
Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has formed Technical Committee for Accessibility standards stakeholder groups which include organizations, governments and regulators, product designers and manufacturers faced with standardization requirements, and consumers.
VASTEC also offers VASTEC Verified certification to electronic information that meets accessibility standards.
The group from Tampa was honored for their conscious effort to incorporate accessibility standards of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act into their design.
The building was offi-cially opened in 1982 and, despite winning several architectural awards over the years, it hasn't met modern accessibility standards and has proved costly to repair.
The building officially opened in 1982 and despite winning several architectural awards it hasn't met modern accessibility standards and has been costly to repair.
The Commission plans to present, in September 2012, a draft directive aiming to improve access to the physical environment, transport and information services through binding measures, among others to promote the establishment and harmonisation of accessibility standards.
Access Board accessibility standards unless a FAR exception applies.

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