Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)
The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) mandates that buildings and facilities that are designed, built, or funded with federal money be accessible to people with disabilities.
State- and Territory-Based Accessibility Requirements
Learn about the relationship between federal ADA standards and state or local accessibility standards, in the context of the built environment. Also find links to accessibility-related building codes...
The ADA and Title II Public Entities
The ADA ensures access by people with disabilities to buildings, facilities, programs, services, and activities offered by state and local governments.
The ADA and Parking
Accessible parking is a common feature in parking lots—and a common topic in questions posed on the Northeast ADA Center hotline.
Buildings & Facilities Overview
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers many aspects of our built environment—buildings, outdoor plazas, waterfront trails, and more.
Ask About The ADA
- How has the US Department of Justice helped to ensure equal and effective access for people with disabilities to health care?
Q: How has the US Department of Justice helped to ensure equal and effective access for people with disabilities to health care? A: The US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, in coll...
- The Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Accessible Parking
This week we turn to accessible parking in residential sites. We receive a number of calls about accessible parking in housing settings, like apartments and condos, so this week we wanted to highlight...
- I know I am required to have accessible parking spaces…but where do I put them???
Most people understand that that if they provide parking at their site/facility, they then have to provide accessible parking as well. Things get a little trickier sometimes when yo...
- Title II and the ADA: You’re not alone!
When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, it was hailed by many in the disabled community as a giant leap forward in their struggle for equa...
- Accessible Parking Requirements – Not as Clear Cut as you May Think.
We receive a lot of requests for technical assistance at the Northeast ADA Center, many that pertain to the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. One consistent “hot topic” is a...
- Title II of the ADA
Written By: LaWanda Cook Title II of the ADA: A Summary Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all programs, services, and activities operated by, on behalf of, or with...
- New Edition of the ICC A117.1 Accessibility Standard Approved
06/21/2017- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved the 2017 edition of the ICC A117.1 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. This voluntary consensus standard...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HUD Proposes New Rule Recognizing Additional Building Codes and Standards to Encourage More Housing Development
03/19/2020- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed rule that would recognize additional sets of standards and model building code editions that, when followed in the desig...