Childrens Environments

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Published in the Federal Register January 13, 1998.   

36 CFR Part 1191
[Docket No. 94-2]
RIN 3014 AA17

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 alternate specifications for building elements designed for use by children. These specifications are based on children's dimensions and anthropometrics and apply to building elements designed specifically for use by children ages 12 and younger. This rule ensures that newly constructed and altered facilities covered by titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 are readily accessible to and usable by children with disabilities. The standards established by the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation must be consistent with these guidelines.

DATES: Effective date: April 13, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Yanchulis, Office of Technical and Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street NW., suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111. Telephone number (202) 272-0026 (voice) or (800) 872-2253 ext. 0026 (voice); (202) 272-0082 (TTY) or (800) 993-2822 (TTY).


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 publication S-30, Building Elements Designed for Children's Use 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).