BOMA International strongly supports the “next generation” of accessibility requirements in new buildings and alterations while “grandfathering” conditions that meet current Department of Justice standards (2010 ADA Standards). BOMA continues to work to ensure that new regulations, codes, and standards provide increased consistency in accessibility requirements, offer more reasonable and clearer technical requirements, and lead to more consistent interpretation, application, and enforcement.
ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities will be holding their Third Public Draft Meeting in Washington, DC November 16th- 18th, 2015 at the U.S. Access Board Building. For more information visit http://www.iccsafe.org/icc-asc-a117/
Marking the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the United States Access Board has released the next installments of online guides to assist building owners understand both the ADA guidelines and the requirements need to comply with the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). The Guide to the ADA Standards explains the regulations that apply to Title II (state and federal buildings) and Title III (places of public accommodation, businesses and commercial facilities). The Guide to the ABA Standards describes the standards that apply under the ABA to all facilities receiving federal funding for any construction, alterations, or leased space.