Federal Facilities & the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABA) - "A Refresher"

Thursday, September 6, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


This is an important session if you are responsible for Federal facilities or do design and construction work under the ABA. We will provide an overview of the ABA Accessibility Standard (ABAAS). A compliance specialist with the Board will discuss the ABA complaint investigation process and the steps involved in resolving complaints. You will also learn about the most common barriers to accessibility in complaints received under the ABA and the status of compliance over the past five years.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
California Architects Board 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5


Mario Damiani, Compliance Specialist, U.S. Access Board

Rex Pace, Senior Accessibility Specialist and Technical Assistance Coordinator, US Access Board

Questions for presenters:

1 Is there a current list available of the various agencies that have accessibility standards and guidelines with contacts – I used the link on the Access Board Website https://www.access-board.gov/aba-enforcement/section-504-contacts but many of the contacts are out dated? I am currently working with a place of public education that may have requirements related to the Supreme Court's Decision in Grove City College v. Bell - (Section 504 Applies to Colleges & Universities) and I am trying to make sure that we review all relevant guidelines as part of the design review process. If you could discuss this in the upcoming webinar that would be helpful. Thanks Roger Miller

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.