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Disability Resource Guide


Architectural Barriers Act



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[Chapter:Section] 08:01,

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) was enacted in 1968 and requires that buildings and facilities that are designed, constructed, altered or leased with federal funds must be accessible. Section 502 of the Rehabilitation Act (amended) established the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB or The Access Board) and designated among its duties the development of access standards under the ABA and enforcement of the ABA.

Filing a Complaint
Complaints under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) can be filed with the Access Board through an on-line form, follow this link to form,; by e-mail, send e-mails to; by mail or fax, send to:
| Compliance and Enforcement
| U.S. Access Board
| 1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 1000
| Washington, DC 20004-1111
| 202-272-0081 Fax.

To get an investigation started, the Access Board needs:

Additional information about the facility, such as when it was built or known sources of Federal funding, is helpful but not necessary. Personal information, including one's name, is optional and, where provided, is kept confidential. Nonetheless, complaints can be filed anonymously.


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