Selected Reading on Building Accessibility

Procedure code:
106003R
Division:
General Requirements
Section:
Regulatory Requirements
Last Modified:
01/04/2018

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Selected Reading on Building Accessibility

  • "Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Requirements: Effective Dates." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1991.

  • "Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS)." 72 FR 5942, February 8, 2007.

  • "ADA Highlights: Title II, State and Local Government Services." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, 1991.

  • "ADA Highlights: Title III, Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, 1991.

  • "ADA Title II (28 CFR Part 35) Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Governments." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, 1991.

  • "ADA Title III (28 CFR Part 36) Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, 1991.

  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation, from the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards." New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.

  • "Creating ADA-Accessible Communities" YouTube video, 7:41, posted by "CompleteCommunities," May 26, 2016.

  • Donaldson, Milford W. "Successful Alternatives for Accessibility Compliance." The Interiors Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 1-77.

  • Jester, Thomas C., and Judy L. Hayward. Accessibility and Historic Preservation Resource Guide. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, Preservation Assistance Division and Historic Windsor, Inc., 1993.

  • Jester, Thomas C., and Sharon C. Park. "Making Historic Properties Accessible." Preservation Briefs #32. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1993.

  • Meerteens, Tiffany, and Clem Labine. "Barrier-Free Access Sourcelist." Traditional Building, May/June 1992, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 56-58.

  • Park, Sharon C. and Thomas C. Jester. "Planning and Implementing Modifications for Accessibility in Historic Buildings." The Interiors Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 1-84.

  • Parrott, Charles. "Access to Historic Buildings for the Disabled: Suggestions for Planning and Implementation." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980.

  • Provost, David. Accessibility for Historic Buildings: A Field Guide (Second Edition). Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, 2006.

  • Staff, National Park Service, Preservation Assistance Division. "Making Historic Properties Barrier-Free," Traditional Building, May/June 1992, Vol. 5, No. 3, p. 54.

Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13