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eDocuments, publications, and reference material by the U.S. Access Board Collection, an independent federal agency whose primary mission is accessibility for people with disabilities.

 
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Fire Risks Series Fire Risks for the Blind or Visually Impaired

By: C.L. Thomas

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: U.S. Fire Administration Mission Statement. As an entity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the United States Fire Administration is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support. We serve the Nation independently, in coordination with other Federal agencies, and in partnership with fire protection and emergency service communities. With a commitment to exce...

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Accessible Pedestrian Signals

By: Billie Louise Bentzen

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century ? TEA- 21, the successor to ISTEA ? directs that pedestrian safety considerations, including the installation of audible traffic signals, where appropriate, be included in new transportation plans and projects [Sec. 1202(g)(2)]. The bill was signed into law by the President on June 9, 1998. Accessibility The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires access to the public right-of-way for people with dis...

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Accessible Sports Facilities

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities Introduction: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is ...

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A Guide to the New Ada-Aba Accessibility Guidelines

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On July 23, 2004, the U.S. Access Board, an independent Federal agency, issued updated accessibility guidelines for new or altered facilities covered by Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act. These guidelines address a wide range of facilities in the private and public sectors. Presented here is an overview of the new guidelines that also highlights significant changes.

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Hands-On Architecture

By: Edward Steinfeld

Government Reference Publication

Preface: This technical assistance document is based on the results and findings of the Hand Anthropometrics Project (Contract No. 300-84-0247), created to develop an information base for designing products that are used in buildings and intended to be manipulated by hand. The study focused on the abilities of people with disabilities affecting hand strength and coordination, a group for which there is a lack of human factors design data. The citations to volume, part an...

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Bulletin #4 : Ground and Floor Surfaces

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Why are surface characteristics specified? Over twenty-seven million Americans report some difficulty in walking. Of these, eight million have a severe limitation; one-fifth of this population is elderly. Ambulatory persons with mobility impairments-- especially those who use walking aids--are particularly at risk of slipping and falling even on level surfaces. Preliminary research conducted for the Access Board in 1990 through the Pennsylvania Transportation In...

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Access to Telecommunications Equipment and Customer Premises Equip...

By: Roberta E. Breden

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Dear Ms. Heumann, it gives me great pleasure to officially transmit to the Access Board, the Telecommunications Access Advisory Committee?s Final Report. Although a challenging assignment, I'm sure the committee members would agree that our seven month effort was a most worthy endeavor and professionally enhancing experience. We believe we have developed a comprehensive set of recommendations that will help the Access Board in developing its accessibility guidel...

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Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 36 Cfr ...

By: Patrick D. Cannon

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board) is issuing final guidelines for accessibility, usability, and compatibility of telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Act requires manufacturers of telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment to ensure that the equipment is designed, developed, and fabricated to be accessib...

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Bulletin #7 : Access to Telecommunications

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Law Section 255. As technology continues to improve our means of telecommunication, it can pose challenges to accessibility on one hand, while on the other hold the key to innovative access solutions. Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act requires telecommunications products and services to be accessible to people with disabilities. This is required to the extent access is readily achievable, meaning easily accomplishable, without much difficulty or expe...

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Access to Telecommunications Equipment and Customer Premises Equip...

By: Roberta E. Breden

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: It gives me great pleasure to officially transmit to the Access Board, the Telecommunications Access Advisory Committee?s Final Report. Although a challenging assignment, I'm sure the committee members would agree that our seven month effort was a most worthy endeavor and professionally enhancing experience. We believe we have developed a comprehensive set of recommendations that will help the Access Board in developing its accessibility guidelines for telecommu...

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Part II Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

By: Thurman M. Davis

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board) is issuing final guidelines for accessibility, usability, and compatibility of telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Act requires manufacturers of telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment to ensure that the equipment is designed, developed, and fabricated to be accessib...

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Part II Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

By: Thurman M. Davis

Government Reference Publication

Summary: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board) is issuing final guidelines for accessibility, usability, and compatibility of telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Act requires manufacturers of telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment to ensure that the equipment is designed, developed, and fabricated to be accessib...

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Trams, Similar Vehicles and Systems Technical Assistance Manual

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercit...

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Automated Guide Way Transit (Agt) Systems Technical Assistance Man...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercity Rai...

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Buses, Vans and Systems Technical Assistance Manual October, 1992

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in t his series are: o Buses, Vans & Systems o Rapid Rail Vehicles & System s o Light Rail Vehicles & System so Commuter Railcars & System s o Intercity Rai...

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Commuter Rail Cars and Systems Technical Assistance Manual October...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: New vehicles with a seating capacity of more than 16 passengers, purchased or leased after August 25, 1990, for use in a demand responsive system must be accessible unless the system, when viewed in its entirety, provides to individuals with disabilities a level of service equivalent to that provided to other members of the general public.

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High-Speed Rail Cars, Monorails and Systems Technical Assistance M...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: New rail passenger cars purchased or leased after February 25, 1992, must be accessible. Rail passenger cars remanufactured after February 25, 1992, to extend their useful life for 10 year s or more must be made accessible to the maximum extent feasible.

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Intercity Rail Cars and Systems Technical Assistance Manual Octobe...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: New vehicles purchased or leased after Au gust 25, 1990, for use in a demand responsive system operated by a public entity, or by a person under contract with such an entity, must be accessible unless the system, when viewed in its entirety, provides to individuals with disabilities a level of service equivalent to that provided to other members of the genera l public.

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Light Rail Vehicles and Systems Technical Assistance Manual Octobe...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The American s with Disabilities Act (ADA) [P.L. 101-336, 42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq], signed into law by President Bush on July 26, 1990, is land mark legislation to extend civil rights protection to people with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government services, public transportation, public accommodation s, commercial facilities, and telecommunications.

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Over-The-Road Buses and Systems Technical Assistance Manual March,...

By: United States Access Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This technical assistance document is one of a series provided to help in understanding the background and underlying rationale of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (Vehicle Guidelines) and how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. The documents in this series are...

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