US Access Board
Information and Support - Accessibility Standards, Training and Enforcement
1331 F St NW, Ste 1000, Washington, DC, 20004-1135
Distance: 950 Miles
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The US Access Board is an independent federal agency. It works to make buildings, technology and other equipment accessible to people with disabilities.
* Leadership in accessible design
* Development of guidelines and standards on how to make things accessible
* Information, training, and technical assistance on the rules about accessible design in new construction and alterations
* Investigation of complaints from the public filed under the Architectural Barriers Act, which requires that federally-funded facilities be accessible
For more information about filing a complaint, visit the website.
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DF-8000.0200Accessibility Related Standards/Legislation Compliance Definition
Programs that ensure that physical spaces (including buildings, parking lots, sidewalks, parks and other areas that are used by the public) are safe and free from obstacles which prevent access by people who have disabilities; that technologies (including software applications and operating systems, Web-based information and applications, telecommunications products, video and multimedia products, and commercial products such as information kiosks, calculators and fax machines) have features which support accessibility; and that enhancements which improve accessibility are implemented wherever possible. Legislation mandating accessibility for people with disabilities includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (which took effect in 1992), the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968, and the Rehabilitation Act (which was amended in 1998 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities).
TJ-0500Accessibility Information Definition
Programs that provide information about the accessibility of parks, airports, public buildings and other facilities for use by people who have restricted mobility. Also included are programs that provide general information about accessibility in home, work and community settings.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
TP-4000.3250-050ADA Implementation Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for organizations that are in the process of implementing the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and have questions regarding its requirements.
YZ-0130Accessibility Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of accessibility.