DOJ Adopts Revisions to ADA Title II and III, Issues 2010 Standards

From the National Center on Accessibility:  Long awaited, the U.S. Department of Justice has adopted revisions to Title II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The amended regulations were published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010.  These final rules will take effect March 15, 2011. Compliance with the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design is permitted as of September 15, 2010, but not required until March 15, 2012.  Changes to the ADA regulations include DOJ adoption of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The 2010 ADA Standards have been harmonized with the Architectural Barriers Act. They also include scoping and technical provisions for facilities not previously addressed including recreation facilities, sports courts, amusement rides, golf courses, playgrounds, swimming pools, spas, boating facilities, and fishing piers.

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