Access to Federal Facilities and the Role of the General Services Administration (GSA)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


This session will explore the role of the General Services Administration (GSA) in insuring the accessibility of buildings and facilities leased by the federal government. The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and the Rehabilitation Act applies to buildings funded by the federal government. Learn about the history and coverage of the ABA. Standards issued under the ABA provide minimum requirements for facilities or buildings newly leased by federal agencies. These provisions address accessible routes, parking, toilet and bathing facilities, sales and service counters, joint use areas, fire alarms, and other elements and spaces.Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

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Rex Pace, Senior Advisory for Accessible Design, U.S. Department of housing and Urban Development