The U.S. Access Board has released the next installment of its online guide to accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). The new material, which covers Chapter 5 of the standards, features an animation and technical bulletins on accessible parking and passenger loading zones. It also includes a technical bulletin on stairways. This guidance clarifies and illustrates provisions in the standards, answers frequently asked questions, and offers best practice recommendations.
Sections of the guide released earlier cover the first four chapters of the standards, including application and scoping, building blocks, and accessible routes. They also include animations on wheelchair maneuvering, entrances and doors, toilet and bathing facilities, and protruding objects.
The Guide to the ADA Standards covers design requirements for places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities subject to the ADA. The Guide to the ABA Standards addresses similar standards that apply under the ABA to facilities that are designed, constructed, altered, or leased with federal funds.
Future installments to the guides will be released once they become available. Users can sign-up to receive email updates on the release of new technical guides in the series.