ERIC Number: ED450547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Final Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas: Economic Assessment.
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC.
This economic assessment informs the public about the implications of the final accessibility guidelines for play areas issued by the Access Board. The guidelines include scoping and technical provisions, which specify when and how access is to be provided to ground level and elevated play components. The guidelines also address soft contained play structures. Chapter 1 discusses the statutory authority for the guidelines, the history of the rulemaking, and the need for the guidelines in terms of market failure and civil rights. Chapter 2 summarizes the final guidelines and the changes made from the proposed rule in response to the public comments. Chapter 3 estimates the number of new and replacement play areas constructed annually, based on the types of establishments affected by the guidelines and size categories of play areas (small, medium, and large). Chapter 4 estimates the incremental costs of the guidelines for a small, medium, and large model play area, based on the incremental costs of the models and the effect of the incremental costs on the number of new and replacement play areas constructed. The chapter also estimates the social and the direct costs of the guidelines, which yield the total annual cost of the guidelines. Chapter 5 discusses the benefits of the guidelines. (Contains 54 references.)(GR)
For full text: http://www.access-board.gov/news/playrule.htm.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC.