ADA Accessibility Guidelines for State & Local Government Facilities

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Published in the Federal Register January 13, 1998.   

36 CFR Part 1191
[Docket No. 92-2]
RIN 3014 AA12

AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION: Final Rule.

SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is issuing final guidelines to provide additional guidance to the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation in establishing accessibility standards for new construction and alterations of State and local government facilities covered by title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The guidelines will ensure that newly constructed and altered State and local government facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities in terms of architecture, design, and communication. The standards established by the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation must be consistent with the guidelines.

In addition to the provisions for State and local governments, the Access Board has also made some editorial changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines. These editorial changes are not substantive.

DATES: Effective date: April 13, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Yanchulis, Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111; telephone (202) 272-5434, ext. 27 or (800) 872- 2253 ext. 27 (voice), and (202) 272-5449 (TTY) or (800) 993-2822 (TTY).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Availability of Copies and Electronic Access

Single copies of this publication may be obtained at no cost by calling the Access Board's automated publications order line (202) 272-5434 or (800) 872-2253, by pressing 1 on the telephone keypad, then 1 again and requesting the State and Local Government Facilities Final Rule. Persons using a TTY should call (202) 272-5449 or (800) 993-2822. Please record a name, address, telephone number and request this publication. Persons who want a copy in an alternate format should specify the type of format (audio cassette tape, Braille, large print, or computer disk). This rule is available on electronic bulletin Board at (202) 272-5448. A print copy of this rule can also be ordered by sending your name and mailing address by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and specifying publication S-31.