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HUD Announces Alternative Accessibility Standard for Federally Funded Construction Projects

construction developers looking at blueprints

 

HUD Press Release
May 27, 2014

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is permitting developers of federally funded construction projects to use an alternative design standard to meet the accessibility requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  With a few exceptions, developers may use the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 2010 Standards (2010 Standards) for accessible design as an alternative to the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) when undertaking new construction or alterations to existing structures on or after May 23, 2014.   More… 


 

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