The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968
The ABA, one of the earliest measures by Congress to address access to the built environment, requires facilities designed, built, altered, or leased with federal funds to be accessible according to established standards. Under the ABA, the Board maintains accessibility guidelines upon which the ABA standards are based and enforces these standards through the investigation of complaints.
Guidelines For Buildings and Site
201.1 Scope. All areas of newly designed and newly constructed buildings and facilities and altered portions of existing buildings and facilities
Please contact Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI ) for Reasonable Accommodation requests (https://www.edi.nih.gov/consulting/reasonable-accommodation/about). All questions about ABA/ADA and physical building and grounds related accommodation request will be directed by the EDI to the ORF/DFS (Division of Facilities Stewardship) Soussan Afsharfar at 301-997-6982.