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.

Name Format Size Publish Date
Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS) Compliance Checklist - Leased Facilities [PDF - 7 MB] PDF 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] PDF 191 KB
Last Reviewed: 2019-02-26