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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD
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 the Telecommunications
Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. 255.
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.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
Dissemination of Technical Information.|
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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.
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.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage
under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure: 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) 272-5434 (voice); (202) 272-5449
(TTY); FAX: (202) 272-5447; 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.
Award Procedure: Not applicable.
Deadlines: Not applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable.
Appeals: Not applicable.
Renewals: Not applicable.
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.
Account Identification: 95-3200-0-1-751.
Obligations: (Salaries and expenses) FY 01 $4,615,000; FY 02 est
$4,784,000; and FY 03 est $5,015,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
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. The Board develops
its accessibility guidelines and standards through a process common to most
Federal regulations that invites public comment through publication in the
Federal Register. The Board is in the process of updating its facility
guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). In addition, the Board is developing new
guidelines for recreation facilities under the ADA. In 2000, the Board issued
new standards for electronic and information technology in the Federal sector
under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Board will be proposing new
guidelines for access to outdoor developed areas, passenger vessels, and
public rights-of- way. The Board provides technical assistance and training on
its guidelines and standards. In fiscal year 2000, the Board responded to over
12,500 technical inquiries and conducted 83 training sessions across the
country, reaching a collective total audience of approximately 8,900 people.
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. A total of 5,855 packets of information were mailed
to customers in fiscal year 2000. The Board investigates complaints filed
under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and opened 82 cases in fiscal year
2000, in addition to 77 cases that were active at the beginning of the fiscal
year. A total of 68 investigations were completed during the year. The Board
funds and coordinates research to develop information necessary for producing
guidelines or technical assistance materials.
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: Not applicable.
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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