In updating its ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines, the Board sought to reconcile differences from model building codes, such as the International Building Code (IBC), in order to facilitate compliance. Last spring, the Board issued a side-by-side comparison of the updated guidelines, the original ADA standards, and the IBC (2003 edition). Additional comparisons have been prepared by the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA).
A comparison similar to the Board’s that is based on the 2006 edition of the IBC is now available on the ICC's website at: www.iccsafe.org/news/nr/2006/0706access.html
NFPA has issued a side-by-side comparison of the NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code (2006 edition) and the ADA and ABA guidelines, which is available on its website at www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=823&itemID=29693.
For other information related to the guidelines, see the ADA-ABA homepage.