Architectural Barriers Act

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The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires that buildings and facilities that are designed, constructed, or altered with Federal funds, or leased by a Federal agency, comply with Federal standards for physical accessibility. ABA requirements are limited to architectural standards in new and altered buildings and in newly leased facilities. They do not address the activities conducted in those buildings and facilities. Facilities of the U.S. Postal Service are covered by the ABA. For more information or to file a complaint, contact:

U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20004-1111www.access-board.gov(800) 872-2253 (voice)
(800) 993-2822 (TTY)

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968

42 U.S.C. §§ 4151 et seq.

Implementing Regulation:

41 CFR Subpart 101-19.6