Architectural Barriers Removal
The Architectural Barriers Act requires most buildings and facilities designed, constructed, or altered with federal funds after 1969 to be accessible to people with physical disabilities. It was intended as a clear statutory mandate for accessible public buildings.
A compliance board-the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board-was established to ensure compliance and investigate alternative approaches to barriers. This board's responsibility was later expanded to include developing minimum accessibility standards for vehicles and public conveyances.