Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968

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42 USC §§ 4151 et seq.
41 CFR Part 102-76 Subpart C
24 CFR Parts 40, 41
39 CFR Part 254

Enforcing Agency: 
U.S. Access Board 

Summary:
Requires buildings and facilities that are designed, constructed, or altered with certain Federal dollars, or leased by Federal agencies, to comply with accessibility standards issued by the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. General Serves Administration, and the U.S. Postal Service.  The design and construction standards for the ABA apply to new and altered and leased facilities. These standards for accessibility do not address the activities conducted within ABA covered buildings and facilities. The law covers a wide range of buildings and facilities, including post offices, Social Security offices, prisons and national parks.  It also applies to non-government facilities that have received Federal funding, such as certain schools, public housing and mass transit systems. 

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Last Updated: 
10/06/2012 - 10:00
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