This document presents uniform standards for the design, construction and alteration of buildings so that physically handicapped persons will have ready access to and use of them in accordance with the Architectural Barriers Act, 42 U. The four standard-setting agencies establish and enforce standards for design, construction, and alteration of particular types of buildings and facilities. Each of the four agencies issues standards in accordance with its statutory authority. The ATBCB is composed of members representing eleven Federal agencies the four standard-setting agencies; the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Interior, Justice, Labor, and Transportation; and the Veterans Administration and eleven members appointed by the President from the general public. A amendment to Section of the Rehabilitation Act added to the ATBCB's functions the responsibility to issue minimum guidelines Guidelines and requirements for the standards established by the four standard-setting agencies.
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