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ERIC Number: ED177721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Report to the President and to the Congress of the United States.
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC.
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board was established by Congress in 1973 to ensure compliance with standards prescribed under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, which requires federally funded buildings and facilities to be accessible to and usable by physically handicapped persons. This second annual report details the efforts to comply with the law by the nine federal agencies that make up the board. These agencies are the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the Department of Transportation; the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the Department of Labor; the Department of Interior; the Department of Defense; the General Services Administration; the United States Postal Service; and the Veterans Administration. The agencies' reports address six major areas: compliance, barrier-related goals and objectives of the agency, environmental barrier-related research activities, legislative and administrative recommendations, consumer involvement, and communications. The report also contains a description of the board's background, planning, and activities. Specific legislative and administrative recommendations in support of the elimination of architectural and transportation barriers are made. The appendices contain excerpts from a number of reports, sections of handbooks, the texts of laws relating to activities of the board, testimony concerning proposed regulations, and agency regulations. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Architectural Barriers Act 1968; Rehabilitation Act 1973
Note: For related documents, see EA 012 218-219; Appendices F and I may not reproduce clearly