Accessible Residential Facilities

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Many questions arise about accessible residential facilities. This session will focus on untangling the web of laws that address access to housing, including the Architectural Barriers Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Presenters will explain how the design requirements of these laws apply and review requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for residential dwelling units.


Jim Pecht Accessibility Specialist/Librarian, US Access Board, Office of Technical and Information Services