The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Compliant Investigation Process and Corrective Action Plan Procedure

Thursday, January 6, 2022
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


Have you encountered an inaccessible entrance or other barrier to access when visiting a local post office, federal office building, or national park? These and many other federal facilities are covered under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968, the first federal law to require facilities to be accessible to people with disabilities. The Access Board was created almost 50 years ago to enforce the ABA through the investigation of complaints. This webinar will feature the Access Board's Senior Compliance Specialist who will discuss the ABA complaint investigation process and corrective action plan procedure to address the barriers. Session attendees will also learn about the most common barriers to accessibility in complaints received under the ABA. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

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


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

Questions for presenters:

1 Do you have any examples for federal employees and ABA complaints/corrections. I'd appreciate any information on what all a federal employee is entitled to. Thanks, Rhonda
2 What is acceptable and/or reasonable accommodations when it relates to outdoor recreation restroom facilities that were built prior to the establishment of the ADA? An ADA Transition Plan has been created that identifies these facilities as barriers to access, but the timeline to remediate is not anytime soon. Do accessible "porta-potties" qualify as reasonable accommodation? If so, should there be 1 in every park and/or wayside that does not have an accessible restroom facility or can they be dispersed to every other park along with directional signage? Example: a porta-potty is located in a wayside (parking alongside the highway) every 10 miles or so. Where an accessible restroom does not exist due to terrain/slope or old facility, a directional sign would point people to where the nearest accessible restroom facility and/or porta-potty is located?

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