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.
- Executive Summary available from PROJECT SHARE, P.O. Box 2309, Rockville, Md. 20852 as SHR-0002509/ES.
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC USA 20004-1111
- Publication Date: 1975-11
- Pagination: 265 p.
- TRT Terms: Accessibility; Architecture; Barriers (Roads); Clients; Consumers; Delivery service; Design; Federal government; Handbooks; Housings; Human factors; Laws; Legal factors; Management; Physically handicapped persons; Policy; Service agencies; Social service; Supply; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Availability; Barriers; Design criteria
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Cases; Disabled; Elimination; Government policies
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Design; Policy; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00198141
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM