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The U.S. Access Board’s Technical Assistance phone number is now 202-272-0080 extension 3.

Guidance Documents

Provided here is a complete list of Access Board guidance documents (including animations and videos) currently in effect as required by Executive Order 13891. Guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract. The Board may cite, use, or rely on only the guidance documents listed below. It cannot use other guidance documents except to establish historical facts. See the Board’s Guidance Procedures (36 CFR part 1155).


Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standards

Guidance on Recreation Facilities

Guidance on the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards

Animations on the ADA and ABA Standards

  • Wheelchair Maneuvering (MP4) (April 2014)
    This 10-minute animation illustrates wheelchair maneuvering and requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for clearances, floor surfaces, and reach ranges.

  • Maneuvering at Doors (MP4) (April 2014)
    This 6.5-minute animation explains requirements for maneuvering clearances at doors in the ADA and ABA Standards.

  • Accessible Toilet Rooms (MP4) (April 2014)
    This 7.5-minute animation explains requirements for accessible toilet rooms in the ADA and ABA Standards.

  • Accessible Bathing Facilities (MP4) (April 2014)
    This 8-minute animation explains requirements for accessible bathing facilities in the ADA and ABA Standards.

  • Protruding Objects (MP4) (July 2015)
    This 9.5-minute animation explains requirements for protruding objects in the ADA and ABA Standards.

  • Parking and Passenger Loading Zones (MP4) (June 2016)
    This 8-minute animation explains requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for accessible parking and passenger loading zones on sites.

  • Signs (MP4) (January 2017)
    This 15-minute animation explains requirements for signs in the ADA and ABA Standards.

  • Sales and Service Counters (MP4) (July 2018)
    This 12-minute animation explains requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for sales and service counters, check-out aisles, and food service lines.

Guidance on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles

Guidance on Public Rights-of-Way

Guidance on Prescription Drug Labels