Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

To enforce Federal laws requiring accessibility for persons with disabilities in certain federally funded buildings and facilities throughout the Nation; set guidelines and requirements for accessibility standards prescribed by Federal agencies.

Provide technical assistance and training on its
design guidelines and standards to organizations, agencies, and individuals; and to conduct research to determine appropriate specifications for accessibility.

Agency - Architectural And Transportation Barriers Compliance Board



Program Accomplishments

Key missions of the Board include: Developing and maintaining accessibility guidelines for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and standards for electronic and information technology; providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards; and enforcing design standards for federally funded facilities covered by the Architectural Barriers Act. The Board develops and updates its accessibility guidelines and standards through a process common to most Federal regulations that invites public comment through publication in the Federal Register. About 30 publications are available from the Board, including copies of all its guidelines and standards and related guidance material, such as technical bulletins and brochures. The Board also funds and coordinates research to develop information necessary for producing guidelines or technical assistance materials.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Technical information and assistance on creating a barrier free environment is available to Federal, State and local government agencies and to private organizations and individuals.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Requests for information may be made by the general public as well as all agencies of Federal, State, and local government.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public, all levels of government, and private organizations will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Requests for information and assistance should be sent to the Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Suite 1000, 1331 F Street, NW. Washington, DC 20004-1111. Telephone: (202) 272-0080 (voice); (202) 272-0082 (TTY); FAX: (202) 272-0081; Web Site: www.access-board.gov; E-mail: ta@access-board.gov; Technical Assistance: (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY). This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not applicable.

Authorization

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 502 and 508, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 792 and 794(d); Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4151 et seq.; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.; and Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. 255.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not applicable.

Audits

Not applicable.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

95-3200-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Salaries and expenses) FY 07 est not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Guidelines and standards available from the Board include the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines, and Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards. General literature and various guidance material, such as technical bulletins and brochures, are available too.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Director, Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Suite 1000, 1331 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20004-1111. Telephone: (202) 272-0080 (voice), (202) 272-0082 (TTY); FAX: (202) 272-0081; e-mail: info@access-board.gov. Technical Assistance: (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY).

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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