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The technical Forum conversations are listed in a TABLE OF CONTENTS below. To join any or all Forum conversations go to your member profile, and make selections under "Forum Memberships". You must be an active APA member to participate in any Forum conversations.
Forum PolicyResponses to questions on this website are based on the APA member volunteers' understanding of the information provided. Such responses are not intended, and do not constitute, legal advice of any kind, including, but not limited to, the application of the Texas Architectural Barriers Act, or issues related to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).The use of opinions expressed is solely at the risk of the user and no warranty or guarantee is expressed or implied.

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Following are links to sections of the Table of Contents. If you want to come back to this section, click "Return to top of page."

Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
2010 ADA
Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG)

Fair Housing Act (FHA)
Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)

Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS)
1994 Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS)

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General Questions and Postings

Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines

The guidelines cover buildings and facilities in the federal sector and others constructed, altered, or leased with federal funds. Return to top of page

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ADA - Title II - State and Local Government
ADA - Title III - Public Accommodations
2010 – ADA Standards for Accessible Design - Covers buildings and facilities in the private sector (places of public accommodation and commercial facilities covered by Title III of the ADA) constructed or altered with private funds and the public sector (state and local government facilities covered by Title II of the ADA) constructed or altered with public funds. Return to top of page
Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) - Return to top of page
Fair Housing Act (FHA) Design Manual - Design requirements apply to buildings for first occupancy after March 13, 1991 which fall under the definition of "covered multi-family dwellings".  Covered multi-family dwellings are 1.) all dwelling units in a building containing four or more dwelling units if such buildings have one or more elevators and 2.) all ground floor dwelling units in other building containing four or more units. Return to top of page

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) – Used for Federal Housing Facilities or Housing receiving Federal Assistance. Return to top of page

  1. Purpose
  2. General
  3. Miscellaneous Instructions and Definitions
  4. Accessible Elements and Spaces
  5. Restaurants and Cafeterias
  6. Health Care
  7. Mercantile
  8. Libraries
  9. Postal Facilities
  10. Appendix
Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) - Specific requirements in the state of Texas. Return to top of page