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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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Light Rail Vehicles 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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Accessible Miniature Golf

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 be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the stand...

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Fire Risks for the Mobility Impaired

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Overview Of The ?Fire Risks? Series: 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 olde...

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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 36 Cfr ...

By: Emil H. Frankel

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has placed in the docket and on its Web site for public review and comment draft guidelines which address accessibility to and in passenger vessels which are permitted to carry more than 150 passengers or more than 49 overnight passengers. Comments will be accepted on the draft guidelines and the Access Board will consider those comments prior to issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking...

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Over-The-Road Buses and Systems

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 this series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & Systems o Light Rail Vehicles & Systems o Commuter Rail Cars & Systems o Intercity ...

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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 36 Cfr ...

By: Rodney E. Slater

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board and the Department of Transportation amend the accessibility guidelines and standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act for over-the-road buses (OTRBs) to include scoping and technical provisions for lifts, ramps, wheelchair securement devices, and moveable aisle armrests. Revisions to the specifications for doors and lighting are also adopted. The specifications describe the design features ...

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Regulatory Assessment Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Develop...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Access Board prepared this regulatory assessment pursuant to Executive Order 12866 for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to issue accessibility guidelines for outdoor developed areas. The guidelines apply to the construction or alteration of camping and picnic areas, trails, and other outdoor developed areas by Federal agencies. The Architectural Barriers Act requires these facilities to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. -- 1 The Access Bo...

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Part II Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

By: Tricia Mason

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is proposing to issue accessibility guidelines for outdoor developed areas designed, constructed, or altered by Federal agencies subject to the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. The guidelines cover trails, outdoor recreation access routes, beach access routes, and picnic and camping facilities.

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Recommendations for Accessibility Guidelines: Outdoor Developed Areas

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is responsible for developing accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to ensure that new construction and alterations of facilities covered by titles II and III of the (ADA) are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. -- 1 The Access Board initially issued the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (A...

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Recommendations for Accessibility Guidelines: Outdoor Developed Areas

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Background: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is responsible for developing accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to ensure that new construction and alterations of facilities covered by titles II and III of the (ADA) are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. -- 1 The Access Board initially issued the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines...

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Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This publication gives you a brief introduction to certain parts of the tax law of particular interest to people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. It includes highlights about: -- Income, -- Itemized deductions, -- Tax credits, -- Household employees, and -- Business tax incentives. You will find most of the information you need to complete your tax return in your form instruction booklet. If you need additional information,...

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Bulletin #6 : Parking

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: What is accessible parking? Accessible parking requires that sufficient space be provided alongside the vehicle so that persons using mobility aids, including wheelchairs, can transfer and maneuver to and from the vehicle. Accessible parking also involves the appropriate designation and location of spaces and their connection to an accessible route. How is the minimum number of accessible spaces determined? In new construction, the minimum number of accessible s...

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Part IV Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

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 Play Areas a Summary of Accessibility Guidelines for Pl...

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 are 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 ...

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Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas

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 TRANSFER SYSTEM usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidel...

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United States Access Board

By: Edward J. Hamilton

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This project was conducted for the U.S. Architecture and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board to identify and evaluate methods and standards related to enabling access to swimming pools by people with disabilities. It focused on the appropriateness, independent use, degree of consistency with existing building standards, level of safety, and impact on pool design. With the assistance of a national advisory panel, four principal activities were undertaken: a ...

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Public Rights-Of-Way Access Advisory Committee to the U.S. Access ...

By: Janet Barlow

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The public right-of-way is an ancient concept, as old as the notion of owning land. The commerce of humankind requires circulation, and since the days of the earliest cities, the public street has served as the venue and vessel for the exchange of ideas, opinions, services and goods. For centuries, public rights-of-way ensured the right to passage of all users, humble or grand, on foot or by any other mode. However, only within the latter half of the last centur...

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Notice of Availability of Draft Public Rights-Of-Way Accessibility...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities and is modeled after earlier landmark laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race and gender. To ensure that buildings and facilities are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities, the ADA establishes accessibility requirements for State and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities. Under...

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U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This design guide was developed by the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (the Access Board) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to assist public works and transportation agencies covered by title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in designing and constructing public sidewalks and street crossings. The recommendations in this publication may also b...

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Pa Rt I: Regulatory Requirements for Accessible Public Rights-Of-Way

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This design guide was developed by the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (the Access Board) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to assist public works and transportation agencies covered by title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in designing and constructing public sidewalks and street crossings. The recommendations in this publication may also b...

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