All solicitations for offers to lease space issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) on or after February 7, 2007, will include the new accessibility standards found in Appendices C and D to 36 CFR part 1191 (ABA Chapters 1 and 2, and Chapters 3 -10) as the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS).

GSA has developed a Checklist that building owners may use as an aid for determining the extent of ABAAS compliance of their buildings and for determining what space alterations will be necessary before GSA can lease those buildings. This standard replaces the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) for GSA leasing.


Name Format Size Publish Date
Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS) Compliance Checklist - Leased Facilities PDF 7.03MB  
ABAAS Training PowerPoint 768 KB 01/24/2007
ABAAS Requirements for New Leases in Existing Buildings and Facilities Word 54 KB  
ABAAS Leased Facilities - Frequently Asked Questions PDF 191 KB  
Last Reviewed 2017-04-14