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Monday, July 20, 2015

U.S. Access Board Webinar August 6th: Federal Facilities and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards - A Refresher

as provided by the U.S. Access Board.

laptop with Access Board sealThe next webinar in the U.S. Access Board's free monthly series will take place August 6 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will provide a refresher on standards issued under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). The ABA Accessibility Standards apply to facilities designed, built, altered, or leased with certain federal funds. The ABA covers federal buildings, including post offices, social security offices, and federal courthouses, as well as non-federal facilities, such as public housing units and mass transit systems that receive federal funding. The Access Board enforces the ABA Standards through the investigation of complaints. Presenters will provide an overview of the ABA standards and the Board's enforcement process, including an update on the status of compliance over the past five years. The session also will review differences between the ABA Standards and the ADA Standards which apply to facilities in the private sector and the state and local government sector without regard to federal funding.

For more information, including registration instructions, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.

This webinar series is made available in cooperation with the ADA National Network. Archived copies of previous Board webinars are also available.

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