REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT AND TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES BY THE ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

The 1968 Architectural Barriers Act requires federally funded facilities to be accessible to and usable by physically handicapped persons. Congress established the Architectural and Transportation Barrier Compliance Board in 1973 to ensure compliance with the standards of the Act. This second annual report details the efforts to comply with the law by the nine Federal agencies which make comprise the Board: the Departments of Health, Education, and Welfare; Transportation; Housing and Urban Development; Labor; Interior; and Defense; the General Services Administration; the Veterans Administration; and the Postal Service. The text describes the Board's background, planning, and activities, and contains progress reports from each agency. Appendices include: the minutes of the Board's 1973 meeting; reports on the housing, transportation, and public accessibility needs of the handicapped; a technical handbook for a facilities and engineering and construction manual; a discussion of laws relating to the Board's mandate; and varied proposals by member agencies to implement the Board's goal of architectural accessibility for the handicapped. A flow chart depicts the Bureau of Land Management's internal compliance procedures, and floor plans and drawings illustrate accessibility strategies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Executive Summary available from PROJECT SHARE, P.O. Box 2309, Rockville, Md. 20852 as SHR-0002509/ES.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

    1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
    Washington, DC  United States  20004-1111
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 265 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM