Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board


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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

The former name of the Access Board.

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The United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has released a new edition of Bulletin 1: Detectable Warnings, a technical assistance guide designed to help the public understand detectable warnings in concept, as a product, and as applied to alteration or new construction of buildings and facilities.
The General Services Administration (1985) offers the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards; the Architectural and transportation Barriers Compliance Board (1981) has a publication entitled, Guidebook to the Minimum Federal Guidelines and Requirements for Accessible Design; and the National Center for a Barrier Free Environment (Fuller, 1981) has spelled out standards for those who may be designing outdoor areas for parking, passenger loading zones, and bus stops.
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) conducted the first meeting of the Recreational Access Advisory Committee on July 15-16, 1993.
The Act also contains provisions requiring the Attorney General--in consultation with the Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Secretary of Transportation, the Chair of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, and the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission--to develop a plan for providing technical assistance to covered entities in understanding their responsibilities under the legislation.
It identifies the Rehabilitation Act of 1968, The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board and subsequent legislation but fails to identify the American National Standards on Accessibility and Usability of All Buildings and Facilities Used by the Public which preceded the aforementioned by many years and was in fact responsible for the aforementioned could apply only to federal buildings and facilities whereas the latter applied to any and all facilities used by the public and was arrived at by volunteer consensus of all groups of disabilities, all responsible professional groups, all related governmental agencies and all those responsible for implementation and enforcement regarding the Standards after considerable research.
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) will conduct a seven-month project with an optional one-year extension to study requirement for the installation of detectable warning surfaces.
To ensure compliance with the standards promulgated under the ABA, Congress created the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB), under Section 502 of the Rehabilitation Act, as an independent regulatory agency.
The design guide will also serve as a basis for the development of federal standards by the US Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.
Removal of barriers or provision of service, materials, or equipment must meet standards of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB).
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