The United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
(Access Board) is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for
people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded
facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design.
The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment,
transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information
technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements
and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that
cover federally funded facilities.
The Board is structured to function as a coordinating body among Federal agencies
and to directly represent the public, particularly people with disabilities.
Half of its members are representatives from most of the Federal departments.
The other half is comprised of members of the public appointed by the President,
a majority of whom must have a disability.
United States Access Board
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111
Phone (voice): (202) 272-0080 (toll free: (800) 872-2253)
Phone (TTY): (202) 272-0082 (toll free: (800) 993-2822)
Fax: (202) 272-0081
Access Board Website
Technical Assistance Availability
Monday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
All times Eastern.
Closed for Federal Holidays.