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Disabilities Advocates of Delmarva Inc.


A Guide to Disability Rights Laws

Americans with Disabilities Act

Fair Housing Act

Air Carrier Access Act

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Rehabilitation Act

Architectural Barriers Act

Architectural Barrier Act

      The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires that buildings and facilities that are designed, constructed, or altered with Federal funds, or leased by a Federal agency, comply with Federal standards for physical accessibility. ABA requirements are limited to architectural standards in new and altered buildings and in newly leased facilities. They do not address the activities conducted in those buildings and facilities. Facilities of the U.S. Postal Service are covered by the ABA. For more information or to file a complaint, contact:

The U.S. Architectural and Transportation
Barriers Compliance Board
1331 F Street, N.W. ( Suite 1000 )
Washington, D.C. 20004-1111
( 800 ) 872-2253 ( voice )
( 800 ) 993-2822 ( TDD )

Other Sources of Disability Rights Information

Regional Disability and Business Technical
Assistance Centers:
( 800 ) 949-4232 ( voice/TDD )

U.S. Department of Justice Internet Home Page:

U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with
Disabilities Act Internet Home Page: