accessibility standards


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ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty stan·dards

(ak'ses-ĭ-bil'ĭ-tē stan'dărdz)
The U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability and requires places of public accommodation and commercial facilities to meet federally mandated requirements of accessibility.

accessibility standards (akses´abil´itē),

n.pl the requirements designed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by which public places must provide disabled individuals with barrier-free access to buildings, forms of communication, and modes of transportation such as dental offices and clinics.
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The operation consists of a set accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility to Nice Ville station (perimeter docks).
I think it behooves [administrators] to sit down with an architect and designer and somebody who understands how those accessibility standards work and why they're in place," he says.
204 applies, acquisitions of E&IT supplies and services must meet the applicable accessibility standards of 36 CFR part 1194.
Whether the Department of Justice should require that websites meet: (i) the accessibility standards that the federal government has established for its own Websites, (ii) the standards issued by the World Wide Web Consortium or (iii) some sort of functional test.
BSI's accessible buildings standard is one of the first and the most advanced accessibility standards in the world (BS 8300) and has been developed by the construction industry in partnership with disability groups.
Araft of new accessibility standards is just around the corner for Ontario's private sector businesses, not-for-profit organizations and any other service provider with at least one employee.
The county is trying to divest itself of costly old buildings which don't meet accessibility standards and Memorial Hall is one such building.
ACCESSIBILITY standards continues to be a critical and challenging topic for the multifamily housing industry.
Irene Hand, ICT manager for CV One Ltd, said: "The brief was to build a website that conforms to W3C - World Wide Web Consortium - usability and accessibility standards, providing easy navigation with a logical structure and layout for the wealth of information contained in it.
Merseytravel hopes to move into the 11-storey 140,000 sq ft building, designed to some of the country's highest environmental and accessibility standards, in November 2010.
federal agency which develops minimum guidelines and requirements for standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act, develops accessibility guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment under the Telecommunications Act, develops accessibility standards for electronic and information technology under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provides technical assistance on those guidelines and standards, and enforces the Architectural Barriers Act.
GSA will begin grading agencies on their compliance with Section 508 accessibility standards, using the Bush administration's favorite redgreen scorecard.
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