Resources to Get You Started
- Dictionary of Construction Terms
- Construction Criteria Base (CCB)
- Design & Analysis Tools
- Code Compliance
- Tools for Lifecycle Costing
- Industry Organizations
- First Impressions Program
Certified Access Specialist Program
Provides information on CASp certification
Americans with Disabilities Act
- Title II Publicly Owned Facilities
Technical Assistance Manual:http://www.ada.gov/taman2.html
- Center of Universal Design
Provides information and technical assistance that; evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products. http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/
ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.http://www.iccsafe.org/Pages/default.aspx
DSA develops and maintains the accessibility standards and codes utilized in public and private buildings throughout California
- Title III Privately Owned Facilities
Technical Assistance Manual:http://www.ada.gov/taman3.html
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
- US Access Board
Offers technical assistance on the ADA accessibility guidelineshttp://www.access-board.gov/
Provides access to comprehensive disability-related information and resources http://www.disability.gov/
California Building Officials is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting public health and safety in building construction through responsible legislation, education, and building code development.http://www.calbo.org/
- Fair Housing Guidelines
Provides builders and developers with technical guidance, on how to comply with the specific accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988.http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/disabilities/fhefhag.cfm
- Fair Housing Accessibility First
Provides resources to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act http://www.fairhousingfirst.org/
State Water Resources: Storm Water Program/http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/stormwater/
More Useful ADA Compliance Links
ADA Home page – Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA Fact Sheet – Adoption of the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design- Factsheet explaining the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design.
ADA Regulations – ADA Standards in PDF format
Guidance on the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design – This document provides detailed guidance on the revised regulations.
ADA Standards for Accessible Design (as of September, 2002)- The PDF version of the ADA Standards contains the full formatted text and graphics, as published in the Code of Federal Regulations, complete with links to figures, graphics and cross-referenced sections, making it easier for users to quickly read and understand related requirements.
Accessibility Cheat Sheet – ADA, ICC/ANSI A117.1, UFAS, FFHA, TAS – view all the differences.
State and Local ADA Requirements – National list of state and local ADA building codes.
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) – ADAAG serves as the basis for standards used to enforce the design requirements of the ADA. These standards are maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). It is these standards that the public is required to follow. Regulations issued from these agencies provide important information on using and applying the standards.
ADA Document Portal – Collection of 7400 documents relative to ADA
ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments – This document assists state and local governments in understanding and complying with ADA’s requirements.
15th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act web site – Celebraing 15 years of information, technical assistance, and training relative to ADA.
Barrier Free Guide by Bobrick Washroom Accessories – Summary of design criteria for barrier free washrooms.
ADA Basics – Introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act which explores the legal requirements and the spirit of the ADA.
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) – List of guidelines developed by the Access Board for compliance with ADA.
U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page – Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Reaching Out to Customers with Disabilities – Guide for business owners on what is required for ADA compliance.
ADA Business Connection – Information to help businesses understand the ADA requirements.
ADA Document Portal – contains scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
ADA Guide for Small Business – Department of Justice guideliness for ADA compliance. (PDF File)
U.S. Access Board web site – The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
Adaptive Environments – Non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities.
ADA Game – Play a game that simulates how advocacy can promote positive changes. As advocates for disability rights, players work together in one of ten virtual communities to improve awareness and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers – The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has established ten regional centers to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the ADA. The centers act as a “one-stop” central, comprehensive resource on ADA issues in employment, public services, public accommodations, and communications.