Complying with New ADA Standards for Accessibility

September 2012Articles Construction Executive Magazine

The U.S. Department of Justice adopted the 2010 American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design on Sept. 15, 2010. Dur¬ing an initial transition period, covered public and private entities starting new construction or performing alterations had the option of following either the old 1991 Standards for Accessible Design or the new 2010 Standards. But as of March 15, 2012, all construction projects and modifications must comply with the 2010 standards.

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