United States Access Board

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The Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.

The Board is structured to function as a coordinating body among federal agencies and to directly represent the public, particularly people with disabilities. Twelve of its members are representatives from most of the federal departments. Thirteen others are members of the public appointed by the President, a majority of whom must have a disability.

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Identification

Activity territory: 

USA

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Operating page

Language Website: 

English

Source of information: 

Website of the entity
Terms
Resources

Resources available: 

Standards/Guidelines
Contact

Address: 

1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111

City: 

Washington, D.C.

Country: 

USA

Phones: 

Voice: (202) 272-0080 or (800) 872-2253
TTY: (202) 272-0082 or (800) 993-2822
Fax: (202) 272-0081

Email: 

info@access-board.gov

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