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.
Requests for information may be made by the general public as well as all agencies of Federal, State, and local government.
General public, all levels of government, and private organizations will benefit.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
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: email@example.com; Technical Assistance: (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY). This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
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.
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(Salaries and expenses) FY 07 est not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported.
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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.
Regional or Local 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical Assistance: (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY).
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