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All solicitations for offers to lease space issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) on or after February 7, 2007, will include the new accessibility standards found in Appendices C and D to 36 CFR part 1191 (ABA Chapters 1 and 2, and Chapters 3 -10) as the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS).

GSA has developed a Checklist that building owners may use as an aid for determining the extent of ABAAS compliance of their buildings and for determining what space alterations will be necessary before GSA can lease those buildings. This standard replaces the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) for GSA leasing.

Send GSA your comments about ABAAS.


Doc ID Name Format Size Publish Date
  Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS) Compliance Checklist - Leased Facilities PDF 7367k  
  ABAAS Training PowerPoint 715k  
  ABAAS Requirements for New Leases in Existing Buildings and Facilities Word 54k  
  ABAAS Leased Facilities - Frequently Asked Questions PDF 195k  

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