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Accessible Pedestrian Signals

By: Billie Louise Bentzen

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires access to the public right-of-way for people with disabilities. Access to traffic and signal information is an important feature of accessible sidewalks and street crossings for pedestrians who have vision impairments. While most intersections pose little difficulty for independent travelers who are blind or have low vision, there are some situations in which the information provided by an accessible pedestrian ...

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Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities Introduction: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities be readily accessible to, and TRANSFER SYSTEM usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidel...

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Accessible Sports Facilities

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities Introduction: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is ...

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Accessible Sports Facilities

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities are readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard applied to buildings and facilities. Recreational f...

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Accessible Miniature Golf

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities are readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard applied to buildings and facilities. Recreational f...

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Accessible Miniature Golf

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities Introduction: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the stand...

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Accessible Golf Courses

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities Introduction: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is ...

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High-Speed Rail Cars, Monorails and Systems Technical Assistance M...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: New rail passenger cars purchased or leased after February 25, 1992, must be accessible. Rail passenger cars remanufactured after February 25, 1992, to extend their useful life for 10 year s or more must be made accessible to the maximum extent feasible.

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Rapid Rail Vehicles & Systems Technical Assistance Manual October,...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s...

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Rapid Rail Vehicles & Systems Technical Assistance Manual

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercit...

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Intercity Rail Cars and Systems Technical Assistance Manual Octobe...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: New vehicles purchased or leased after Au gust 25, 1990, for use in a demand responsive system operated by a public entity, or by a person under contract with such an entity, must be accessible unless the system, when viewed in its entirety, provides to individuals with disabilities a level of service equivalent to that provided to other members of the genera l public.

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Intercity Rail Cars and Systems Technical Assistance Manual

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercit...

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Automated Guide Way Transit (Agt) Systems Technical Assistance Man...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercity Rai...

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Automated Guideway Transit (Agt) Systems Technical Assistance Manual

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercit...

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Light Rail Vehicles and Systems Technical Assistance Manual

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercit...

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Light Rail Vehicles and Systems Technical Assistance Manual Octobe...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The American s with Disabilities Act (ADA) [P.L. 101-336, 42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq], signed into law by President Bush on July 26, 1990, is land mark legislation to extend civil rights protection to people with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government services, public transportation, public accommodation s, commercial facilities, and telecommunications.

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Part II Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

By: Tricia Mason

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is proposing to issue accessibility guidelines for outdoor developed areas designed, constructed, or altered by Federal agencies subject to the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. The guidelines cover trails, outdoor recreation access routes, beach access routes, and picnic and camping facilities.

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Visual Detection of Detectable Warning Materials by Pedestrians wi...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Detectable warnings are walking surfaces that are primarily intended to provide a tactile cue to pedestrians who are visually impaired. They are installed at locations such as the edge of a train platform or at the transition between the sidewalk and the street to warn pedestrians of the potential hazard that lies ahead. The tactile properties of detectable warnings result from a grid of small, truncated (flat-topped) domes across the warning surface. This patte...

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Electronic and Information Technology Access Advisory Committee

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Electronic and Information Technology Access Advisory Committee Report Executive Summary: The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, signed into law on August 7, 1998, contains amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The changes to Section 508 of the 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act were designed to strengthen current law to ensure that people with disabilities will have equity in the use of electronic and information technology (E&IT). When Federal departments...

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Electronic and Information Technology Access Advisory Committee

By: Pam Holme S.

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, signed into law on August 7, 1998, contains amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The changes to Section 508 of the 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act were designed to strengthen current law to ensure that people with disabilities will have equity in the use of electronic and information technology (E&IT). When Federal departments or agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information techno...

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