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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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Building a True Community Final Report Public Rights-Of-Way 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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Final Report Passenger Vessel Access Advisory Committee

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This report represents the recommendations of the Passenger Vessel Access Advisory Committee (PVAAC) to the US Access Board. These recommendations will assist the Board in developing a rule under the Americans with Disabilities Act which will propose accessibility guidelines for the design, new construction and alteration of passenger vessels. NOTE: Any proposed rule concerning passenger vessel access will be made through the federal rulemaking process. This rep...

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Rapid Rail Vehicles & 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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Hands-On Architecture

By: Edward Steinfeld

Government Reference Publication

Preface: This technical assistance document is based on the results and findings of the Hand Anthropometrics Project (Contract No. 300-84-0247), created to develop an information base for designing products that are used in buildings and intended to be manipulated by hand. The study focused on the abilities of people with disabilities affecting hand strength and coordination, a group for which there is a lack of human factors design data. The citations to volume, part an...

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Part II 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 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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Accessible Amusement Rides

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. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard applied to buildings and facilities. Recreational f...

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Amus Accessible Boating Facilities

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

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 standard applied to buildings and facilities. Recreation...

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Accessible Fishing Piers and Platforms

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. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard applied to buildings and facilities. Recreational fa...

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Accessible Golf Courses

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. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard applied to buildings and facilities. Recreational f...

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Accessible Miniature Golf

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. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard applied to buildings and facilities. Recreational f...

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Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas

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 TRANSFER SYSTEM usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard applied to buildings and facilities...

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Accessible Sports Facilities

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. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard applied to buildings and facilities. Recreational f...

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Interfacing Accessible Pedestrian Signals (Aps) with Traffic Signa...

By: David A. Noyce

Government Reference Publication

Abstract: The primary objective of this research was to provide detailed accessible pedestrian signal (APS) product information specifically focused on the interfacing of APS devices and traffic signal controllers. Information on the various traffic signal controllers used today is also provided. The information is intended for traffic engineers, traffic signal technicians, and others who are implementing APS technologies. This report addresses the following information:...

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Securement Wheelchairs and Other Mobility Aids on Transit Vehicles

By: Dale E. Daucher

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: In increasing numbers, disabled and older Americans are overcoming physical limitations by using a wide variety of mobility aids to extend their range of travel. The golf carts of the sunbelt neighborhoods are being augmented by personal 3- and 4-wheeled vehicles that can be seen daily on our city sidewalks and public transit systems. As a public or private transit authority, the responsibility of safe, efficient service now is enlarged to affording ridership to...

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Ada Access to Passenger Vessels : Finding Safety Equivalence Solut...

By: Michael G. Dyer

Government Reference Publication

Acknowledgements: The authors wish to thank the numerous organizations and individuals who graciously provided their time, knowledge and guidance in the development of this report. Our sponsors at the Architecture and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board have been supportive. We owe thanks to many in the Coast Guard who responded to our inquiries and contributed their time, their knowledge, and their experience. They include Mr. Tom Jordan and Mr. Al Penn (Coast Guar...

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Fy 2004 Annual Report

By: Emil H. Frankel

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: FY 2004 Annual Report. The Access Board is an independent Federal agency committed to design that is accessible to persons with disabilities. Created over 30 years ago to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board is structured to function as a coordinating body among Federal agencies and to directly represent the public, particularly people with disabilities. Half of its members...

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Ada Access to Passenger Vessels : Finding Safety Equivalence Solut...

By: Michael G. Dyer

Government Reference Publication

Acknowledgements: The author wishes to thank the numerous organizations and individuals who graciously provided their time, knowledge and guidance in the development of this report. Our sponsors at the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board have been supportive. We owe thanks to many in the U.S. Coast Guard who responded to our inquiries and contributed their time, their knowledge, and their experience. They include Captain Raymond Petow, Mr. Tom Jord...

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Guidelines for Aircraft Boarding Chairs

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Aircraft boarding chairs, wheelchair-like devices used to transport disabled passengers onto airplanes, have been cited for safety and other problems. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB), in an effort to gain more information, distributed a survey on boarding chairs through the Federal Register (49 Fed Reg 36210, September 14, 1984). Passengers using aircraft boarding chairs responded by reporting complaints regarding safety, c...

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Aircraft Stowage Procedures for Battery Powered Wheelchairs

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: In September, 1986, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB) sponsored a research project to survey and document policies, procedures and practices for stowing wheelchairs and other mobility aids on aircraft. The resulting technical paper, Mobility Aid Stowage, identified a broad range of industry experience in reducing barriers faced by disabled air travelers. The purpose of the project was to identify policies, procedures and prac...

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Large Area Assistive Listening Systems (Als) : Review and Recommen...

By: Matthew H. Bakke

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at the Lexington School for the Deaf was charged with recommending performance standards for Assistive Listening Systems (ALS) to the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (the Access board). Included in this charge was the preparation of a State of the Art paper that would describe the current status and major issues presented by ALS. The recommended standards were to be based not only on the r...

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