ADA.gov; or, for answers to specific questions, call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (Voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY).State and local government facilities must follow the requirements of the 2010 Standards, including both the Title II regulations at 28 CFR 35.151; and the 2004 ADAAG at 36 CFR part 1191, appendices B and D.
Before that date, the 1991 Standards (without the elevator exemption), the UFAS, or the 2010 Standards may be used for such projects when the start of construction commences on or after September 15, 2010.
(a) Design and construction (includes the exception for structural impracticability) (b) Alterations (includes alterations in historic properties, path of travel, and primary function) (c) Accessibility standards and compliance date (d) Scope of coverage (e) Social service center establishments (f) Housing at a place of education (g) Assembly areas (h) Medical care facilities (i) Curb ramps (j) Facilities with residential dwelling units for sale to individual owners (k) Detention and correctional facilities Chapter 3: Building Blocks Chapter 4: Accessible Routes Chapter 5: General Site And Building Elements Chapter 6: Plumbing Elements And Facilities Chapter 7: Communication Elements And Features Chapter 8: Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements Chapter 9: Built-In Elements Chapter 10: Recreation Facilities Public accommodations and commercial facilities must follow the requirements of the 2010 Standards, including both the Title III regulations at 28 CFR part 36, subpart D; and the 2004 ADAAG at 36 CFR part 1191, appendices B and D.
In the few places where requirements between the two differ, the requirements of 28 CFR part 36, subpart D prevail.
The compliance date for the 2010 Standards for new construction and alterations is determined by: If that date is on or after March 15, 2012, then new construction and alterations must comply with the 2010 Standards.
These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design “2010 Standards” or “Standards”.
The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical -- for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.Adoption of the 2010 Standards also establishes a revised reference point for Title II entities that choose to make structural changes to existing facilities to meet their program accessibility requirements; and it establishes a similar reference for Title III entities undertaking readily achievable barrier removal.The Department has assembled this online version of the official 2010 Standards to increase its ease of use.This version includes: 2010 Standards for State and Local Government Facilities Title II 2010 Standards for Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities Title III The Department has assembled into a separate publication the revised regulation guidance that applies to the Standards.The Department included guidance in its revised ADA regulations published on September 15, 2010.This guidance provides detailed information about the Department's adoption of the 2010 Standards including changes to the Standards, the reasoning behind those changes, and responses to public comments received on these topics.