DOJ Proposes New Accessibility Rules

October 31, 2008
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In July, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced proposed regulations to expand the obligations of owners of commercial facilities, including those found at assisted housing and other residential multifamily sites, regarding accessibility for persons with disabilities.

In particular, the DOJ proposes adopting accessibility guidelines previously issued by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board to reflect the accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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