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.
To follow the acitivity of the US Access Board and view important updates, visit their website at https://www.access-board.gov/.
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.
The technical committee has completed the development of the 2015 edition of the ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities Building Standard. For more information or to review a copy of the proposed changes to the2015 standard visit http://www.iccsafe.org/icc-asc-a117/.