Architectural Barriers Act
The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) was passed in 1968. The ABA was the first federal law to require that federal facilities be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of federal facilities are post offices, social security offices, federal courthouses, and national parks. Because the ABA was already in place in 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, the ADA doesn’t cover federal facilities.
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)
The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) mandates that buildings and facilities that are designed, built...
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- Free Webinar-Federal Facilities & the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABA) - a Refresher
08/15/2018- Thursday, September 6th, 20182:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDTThis is an important session if you are responsible for Federal facilities or do design and construction work under the ABA. We will provide an ov...
- Access Board ABA Case Results in Improved Access to Historic Federal Building
04/17/2019- The General Services Administration (GSA) has improved access to the Joel W. Solomon Federal Building and United States Court House in Chattanooga, Tennessee in response to a complaint filed with the...
- U.S. Access Board Free Webinar: Differences Between the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards
03/20/2019- April 4th 2019, from 2:30pm EST to 4:00pm EST This webinar will review differences between accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and those of the Architectural Barri...
- U.S. Access Board Releases Animation on Sales and Service Counters
08/15/2018- The U.S. Access Board has released an animation on accessible sales and service counters as part of its online guide to standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Archite...
- Animation on Signs Now Available from the U.S. Access Board
02/15/2017- A new animation on accessible signage is now available from the U.S. Access Board as part of its online guide to standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Arch...