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Facilities Accessibility for ADA and 504


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, a major civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, establishes design requirements for the construction or alteration of facilities. It covers facilities in the private sector (places of public accommodation and commercial facilities) and the public sector (state and local government facilities). Under the ADA, the U.S. Access Board, an independent Federal agency, is responsible for accessibility guidelines covering newly built and altered facilities. In 1991, the Board published the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) which serve as the basis for standards used to enforce the law.

Questions NOT relating to facilities accessibility for ADA and 504, contact Fred Kinne at or 515-281-6293.

United States Access Board

ADA Standards Homepage

ADA Accessibility Guidelines Side-by-Side Comparison - The information presented on this website is a comparison between the updated ADA Accessibility Guidelines, the original ADA Standards, and the International Building Code (2003 edition).

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)

International Code Council

USDE Office for Civil Rights

Great Plains ADA Center


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 05, 2015 at 5:39pm.