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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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Rapid Rail Vehicles & Systems Technical Assistance Manual October,...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: 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...

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Trams, Similar Vehicles and Systems Technical Assistance Manual Oc...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: 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 Intercity Rai...

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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 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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Part 1192Americans with Disabilities Act (Ada) Accessibility Guide...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Accessible means, with respect to vehicles covered by this part, compliance with the provisions of this part. Automated guide way transit (AGT) system means a fixed-guide way transportation system which operates with automated (driverless) individual vehicles or multi-car trains. Service may be on a fixed schedule or in response to a passenger-activated call button. Such systems using small, slow moving vehicles, often operated in airports and amusement parks, a...

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Bulletin #3 : Text Telephones (Ttys)

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Why are text telephones required? In drafting the Americans with Disabilities Act, Congress cited the discriminatory effects of communication barriers in particular and directed the Access Board to include requirements for communications for persons with sensory impairments in its ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). Scoping and technical criteria were developed for assistive listening devices, emergency communications systems, visual alarms and auxiliary notif...

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Appendix a to Subpart 10119. 6Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Purpose: This Document sets standards for facility accessibility by physically handicapped persons for Federal and federally facilities. These standards are to be applied during the design construction and alteration of buildings and facilities to the extent required by the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 as amended.

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Appendix a to Subpart 10119. 6Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The specifications in these standards are based upon adult dimension and anthropometrics.

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Bulletin #5 : Using Adaag

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: What's the difference between the ADA, ADA regulations, and ADAAG? The Americans with Disabilities Act - the ADA - is a law, passed by Congress and signed by the President in July of 1990 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. To effect this prohibition, the statute required certain designated Federal agencies to develop implementing regulations, the first of which were promulgated in July of 1991. This rulemaking continues today. The regulati...

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Part 1192Americans with Disabilities Act (Ada) Accessibility Guide...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This part provides minimum guidelines and requirements for accessibility standards to be issued by the Department of Transportation in 49 CFR part 37 for transportation vehicles required to be accessible by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq).

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