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The goal of the Boston Society of Architects Access Committee is to enhance understanding among all professionals in the building industry of the state and federal accessible design and construction standards—what they are, why they are important, and their impact on the design process.

Lutron Universal Design (PDF)

Lutron Ultimate Home Design (PDF)

An Accessible Jewel article from Paralyzed Veterans of America

The most influential architect of his time, Frank Lloyd Wright designed about 1,000 structures, including a totally accessible residence for a PVA member.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the ADA

The US Department of Justice reminds building professionals and others about their obligations under the ADA.

Proposed ADA Regulations Withdrawn from OMB Review

Withdrawal of the draft final rules does not affect existing ADA regulations. Title II and title III entities must continue to follow the Department's existing ADA regulations, including the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Send Your Recommendations to the AAB Regulations Committee

Following our discussions about the work of the AAB’s Regulations Committee, the Mass. AIA has sent a letter to the AAB requesting that the Board adopt IBC, with Massachusetts amendments. This will standardize the format of the Mass. Accessible design regulations with most other states, and make requirements unique to Massachusetts easy to identify and understand. We are hopeful that this request will be well-received by the AAB in its current work to update 521 CMR to integrate the best of all state and federal standards.

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2010 ADA Standards by Kathy Gips.pdf1.82 MB
LutronUniversalDesign.pdf1.74 MB
MAABletter.pdf67.33 KB
2007-0102_Ultimate-Home-Design-Lighting-for-Universal-Design.pdf252.34 KB