ERIC Number: ED449650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-18
Reference Count: N/A
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; Play Areas; Final Rule. Federal Register, Part IV: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 36 CFR Part 1191.
Federal Register, v65 n202 p62498-525 Oct 18 2000
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board has issued guidelines to serve as the basis for enforceable standards to be adopted by the Department of Justice for new construction and alterations of play areas covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The guidelines include scoping and technical provisions for ground level and elevated play components, accessible routes, ramps and transfer systems, ground surfaces, and soft contained play structures. Included is an amendment which clarifies a potential "double-counting" problem involving the minimum number of ground and elevated level play components that must be located on an accessible route. Also included are tables of equipment and ground surface costs, typical maintenance frequencies and costs, and the number of small entities affected by the guidelines. (GR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Federal Regulation, Guidelines, Playgrounds, Public Schools, Safety
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Office of Technical and Information Services, 1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111 (publications S-39 and S-42). Tel: 202-272-5434. For full text: http://www.access-board.gov/news/playrule.htm.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990