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 [PDF - 7 MB] 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.
|Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS) Compliance Checklist - Leased Facilities [PDF - 7 MB]||7.03MB|
|ABAAS Training [PPT - 768 KB]||PowerPoint||768 KB||01/24/2007|
|ABAAS Requirements for New Leases in Existing Buildings and Facilities [DOC - 54 KB]||Word||54 KB|
|ABAAS Leased Facilities - Frequently Asked Questions [PDF - 191 KB]||191 KB|