Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

 

To enforce Federal laws requiring accessibility for persons with disabilities in certain federally funded buildings and facilities throughout the Nation; set guidelines and requirements for accessibility standards prescribed by Federal agencies. Provide technical assistance and training on its design guidelines and standards to organizations, agencies, and individuals; and to conduct research to determine appropriate specifications for accessibility.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
88.001
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Dissemination of Technical Information.
Program Accomplishments
Key missions of the Board include: Developing and maintaining accessibility guidelines for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and standards for electronic and information technology; providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards; and enforcing design standards for federally funded facilities covered by the Architectural Barriers Act. The Board develops and updates its accessibility guidelines and standards through a process common to most Federal regulations that invites public comment through publication in the Federal Register. About 30 publications are available from the Board, including copies of all its guidelines and standards and related guidance material, such as technical bulletins and brochures. The Board also funds and coordinates research to develop information necessary for producing guidelines or technical assistance materials.
Authorization
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 502 and 508, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 792 and 794(d); Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4151 et seq.; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.; and Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. 255.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Requests for information may be made by the general public as well as all agencies of Federal, State, and local government.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public, all levels of government, and private organizations will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Requests for information and assistance should be sent to the Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Suite 1000, 1331 F Street, NW. Washington, DC 20004-1111. Telephone: (202) 272-0080 (voice); (202) 272-0082 (TTY); FAX: (202) 272-0081; Web Site: www.access-board.gov; E-mail: ta@access-board.gov; Technical Assistance: (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY). This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Technical information and assistance on creating a barrier free environment is available to Federal, State and local government agencies and to private organizations and individuals.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
Director, Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Suite 1000, 1331 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20004-1111. Telephone: (202) 272-0080 (voice), (202) 272-0082 (TTY); FAX: (202) 272-0081; e-mail: info@access-board.gov. Technical Assistance: (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY).
Website Address
http://www.access-board.gov .
Financial Information
Account Identification
95-3200-0-1-751.
Obligations
(Salaries and expenses) FY 07 est not reported; FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Guidelines and standards available from the Board include the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines, and Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards. General literature and various guidance material, such as technical bulletins and brochures, are available too.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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