Starting March 15, the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design must be used for all new construction or alterations to facilities covered by title II and title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
These standards set the minimum requirements for new construction or structural changes made to the buildings of more than 80,000 state and local government agencies and more than seven million businesses.
The revised regulations were announced by President Barack Obama on July 26, 2010, the 20th anniversary of the ADA.
For more information about the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301(800-514-0383 TTY) or visit www.ada.gov. The U.S. Department of Justice has also developed an online guide to help small business owners understand how the revised regulations apply to them.