The Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 provides that any public building to be constructed, leased, altered or financed by the United States must meet standards of accessibility for handicapped people. However, the statute does not specify the standards but leaves them to the discretion of an administrator thus making the act virtually ineffective. Voluntary provision of accessibility is nonexistant and some kind of program for accessibility has been badly needed. In 1973 Congress created the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. The Board is mandated to insure compliance with standards set by the General Services Administration pursuant to the Architectural Barriers Act. It is too early to tell how effective the Board will be but if effective it has the potential to insure full accessibility.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    College of Law, 820 South Limestone
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0048
  • Authors:
    • Farber, A J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: p. 99-113
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM