Online Guide to the ADA and ABA Standards Available
In April, the Board released the first installment of a series of online guides to the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. The Guide to the ADA Standards covers design requirements that apply to places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities subject to the ADA in new construction, alterations, and additions. The Guide to the ABA Standards addresses similar standards that apply under the ABA to facilities that are designed, constructed, altered, or leased with federal funds.
The released guides cover the first three chapters of the standards, including application and use of the standards (Chapter 1), scoping in new construction, alterations, and additions (Chapter 2), and basic “building block” technical provisions (Chapter 3). In addition, there is a a series of animations that address wheelchair maneuvering, doors and entrances, and accessible toilet and bathing facilities. Future installments to the guides will be published as they become available. Users can sign-up to receive email updates on the release of new technical guides in the series.
Thanks to the United States Access Board