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Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines Checklist for Buildings and Facilities

By United States Access Board

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Book Id: WPLBN0000692062
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 8.91 MB.
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines Checklist for Buildings and Facilities  
Author: United States Access Board
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Access Board, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Collections: U.S. Access Board Collection
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Publisher: United States Access Board

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Access Board, U. S. (n.d.). Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines Checklist for Buildings and Facilities. Retrieved from http://www.worldpubliclibrary.org/


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Government Reference Publication

Excerpt
Purpose: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed by President Bush on July 26, 1990, is landmark 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 accommodations, commercial facilities, and telecommunications. The ADA required the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) to supplement its Minimum Guidelines and Requirements for Accessible Design to serve as the basis for regulations to be issued by the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation under Title II and Title Ill of the Act. On July 26, 1991, the Access Board published its ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG). These guidelines were amended and supplemented with provisions for transportation facilities on September 6, 1991. ADAAG is applicable to buildings and facilities covered by Title II and Title Ill of the ADA to the extent required by regulations issued by the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation under the ADA...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents -- INTRODUCTION . . Page1 -- Purpose -- New Construction -- Alterations -- Historic Preservation -- Barrier Removal in Existing Facilities -- Key Stations -- What Are Places of Public Accommodation and Commercial Facilities -- How the Checklist is Organized to Assist You -- How Differences in Requirements for New Construction, Alterations, and Historic Properties are -- Addressed

 

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