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U.S. Access Board Collection (148 Books)


eDocuments, publications, and reference material by the U.S. Access Board Collection, an independent federal agency whose primary mission is accessibility for people with disabilities.

 
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Commuter Rail Cars and Systems Technical Assistance Manual

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercit...

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Disaster Preparedness

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities has been designed to help people who have physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive disabilities to prepare for natural disasters and their consequences. In 1984, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross created a booklet titled Disaster Preparedness for the Disabled and Elderly. That booklet, which is no longer in print, served as the foundation for material contained here. In the last 12 years, new inf...

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Detectable Warnings : Synthesis of U. S. And International Practice

By: Billie Louise Bentzen

Government Reference Publication

Acknowledgements: The authors wish to express their appreciation to all who generously contributed their time and efforts in providing information, specifications, and photographs, to those who participated in interviews, and to those who gave permission for us to list their names in this publication as contacts for more information. The authors are thankful to Lois Thibault of the U.S. Access Board for the provision of difficult to obtain resources, and for her careful ...

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U.S. Access Board Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuan...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: FY 2004 (Second Quarter) No complaints filed. No complaints pending from prior fiscal years. FY 2004 (First Quarter) No complaints filed. No complaints pending from prior fiscal years. FY 2003 No complaints filed. No complaints pending from prior fiscal years. FY 2002 No complaints filed. No complaints pending from prior fiscal years. FY 2001 No complaints filed. Two complaints filed by two individuals pending from fiscal year 2000. Investigations of the two com...

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Electronic and Information Technology Access Advisory Committee

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Electronic and Information Technology Access Advisory Committee Report Executive Summary: The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, signed into law on August 7, 1998, contains amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The changes to Section 508 of the 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act were designed to strengthen current law to ensure that people with disabilities will have equity in the use of electronic and information technology (E&IT). When Federal departments...

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Accessible Exterior Surfaces Technical Article

By: Peter W. Axelson

Government Reference Publication

Abstract: This pilot study conducted human subject testing and objective measures of firmness and stability on nine types of exterior surfaces as part of Phase II of the Accessible Exterior Surfaces research project. The purpose of this research was to determine the amount of energy required to negotiate these different surface types, if the values obtained with a portable surface measurement device provide information about the level of access, and to develop recommenda...

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Emergency Procedures for Employees with Disabilities in Office Occ...

By: Brian Black

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: With funding from the United States Fire Administration, this guide was developing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology with assistance from the National Task Force on Life Safety and People with Disabilities. For additional copies of this publication write to: United States Fire Administration 16825 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727...

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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 36 Cfr ...

By: Patrick D. Cannon

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is issuing final guidelines to provide additional guidance to the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation in establishing accessibility standards for new construction and alterations of State and local government facilities covered by title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The guidelines will ensure that newly constructed and altered State and...

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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 36 Cfr ...

By: Patrick D. Cannon

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is issuing final guidelines to provide additional guidance to the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation in establishing alternate specifications for building elements designed for use by children. These specifications are based on children?s dimensions and anthropometrics and apply to building elements designed specifically for use by children ages 12 and younger. ...

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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 36 Cfr ...

By: Thurman M. Davis

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is issuing final accessibility guidelines to serve as the basis for standards to be adopted by the Department of Justice for new construction and alterations of recreation facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidelines include scoping and technical provisions for amusement rides, boating facilities, fishing piers and platforms, golf courses, miniature g...

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Ada Chapter 1 : Application and Administration

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: On July 23, 2004 the U.S. Access Board published new design guidelines that cover access for people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These guidelines update access requirements for a wide range of facilities in the pub and private sectors covered by the law. They also include updated guidelines for Federal facilities covered by the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Both the ADA guidelines and the ABA guidelines, which the B...

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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 36 Cfr ...

By: Thurman M. Davis

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is issuing final accessibility guidelines to serve as the basis for standards to be adopted by the Department of Justice for new construction and alterations of play areas covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidelines include scoping and technical provisions for ground level and elevated play components, accessible routes, ramps and transfer systems, ground surfa...

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Accessible Fishing Piers and Platforms

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities Introduction: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities are readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the stan...

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Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: How usable is your health and fitness facility? The message of health, wellness, and disease prevention through physical activity has become more widespread in recent years. Along with much of the population, people with disabilities and older adults are looking toward health clubs, gyms and fitness centers as a means to be more active and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Are health clubs and fitness facilities prepared to meet this growing demand and provide the sa...

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Accessible Golf Courses

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities Introduction: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is ...

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Guide to Ada Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered State and local government facilities, places of public accommodation and commercial facilities be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. Recreational facilities, including play areas, are among the facilities required to comply with the ADA. The A...

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Fire Risks for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This report is one in a series of four that discuss the increased fire risks for four groups of the general population: -- Older adults -- The mobility impaired -- The deaf or hard of hearing -- The blind or visually impaired. Older adults?those over 65 years of age?represent one of the highest fire risk groups in the United States, in large part because they are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Of course, many older adults may also fall into ...

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High-Speed Rail Cars, Monorails and Systems Technical Assistance M...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercit...

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Intercity Rail Cars and Systems Technical Assistance Manual

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercit...

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Cefpi Brief

By: John Erdreich

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: We would never teach reading is a classroom without lights. Why then do we teach in ?acoustical darkness?? Speaking to a class, especially of younger children, in a room with poor acoustics, is akin to ?turning out the lights.? Architects and facilities planners are quite adept at specifying appropriate lighting levels for classrooms. Required ventilation changes and environmental temperature are always included in any building design. Just as the effect of chan...

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