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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Architecture and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
CFDA #: 88.001

Program accomplishments...

Key missions of the Board include: Developing and maintaining accessibility guidelines for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and standards for electronic and information technology; providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards; and enforcing design standards for federally funded facilities. The Board develops its accessibility guidelines and standards through a process common to most Federal regulations that invites public comment through publication in the Federal Register. The Board is in the process of updating its facility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). In addition, the Board issued new guidelines for recreation facilities under the ADA. The Board will be proposing new guidelines for access to outdoor developed areas, passenger vessels, and public rights-of- way. The Board provides technical assistance and training on its guidelines and standards. In fiscal year 2003, the Board responded to over 12,200 technical inquiries and conducted 90 training sessions across the country, reaching a collective total audience of approximately 8,400 people. About 30 publications are available from the Board, including copies of all its guidelines and standards and related guidance material, such as technical bulletins and brochures. The Board investigates complaints filed under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and opened 83 cases in fiscal year 2003, in addition to 87 cases that were active at the beginning of the fiscal year. A total of 64 investigations were completed during the year. The Board funds and coordinates research to develop information necessary for producing guidelines or technical assistance materials.