Access Board

Access Board

An independent federal agency that develops and maintains design criteria for buildings and other improvements,transit vehicles,telecommunications equipment,and electronic and information technology. It also enforces accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.The Access Board's Web site is www.access-board.gov.

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Hopkins, director of the state architectural access board, to return from vacation to give final approval to the altered plan.
On March 28, the Access Board published a notice seeking comment on accessibility guidelines for shared-use paths--a type of trail designed as part of a transportation system, providing off-road routes for a variety of users.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Access Board is responsible for developing the accessibility guidelines that dictate design requirements for new construction and alterations to existing facilities.
This issue came to a head with the recent publication of a report by the United States Access Board, an ADA-specific federal government study group, that focused on bathroom design in geriatric facilities.
The Access Board is working on guidelines for parks and recreational facilities and expects for them to be introduced in summer of 1994.
The state Architectural Access Board, which in November threatened to shutter much of the historic building after an article to borrow $1 million for renovations failed at fall town meeting, issued a letter of support Tuesday to the CPC.
On March 28, Nancy Starnes was elected Access Board chair.
Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (AAB) and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), the Accessible Design Awards Program recognizes excellence in the design of buildings or facilities that are accessible for persons of all abilities.
The Access Board will hold a town hall meeting in Minneapolis on the afternoon of May 9 at the University of Minnesota.
The state Architectural Access Board has ordered the town to install an elevator and make other changes to make the building fully accessible to people with physical disabilities, or it may close much of it down.
Access Board held a public meeting on new accessibility standards to be developed for medical diagnostic equipment.
The Access Board has issued final guidelines for facilities and elements not addressed in the original guidelines four times since 1998.