Making Public Buildings Accessible to the Handicapped: More Can be Done : Report to the Congress

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General Accounting Office, 1980 - Barrier-free design - 48 pages

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Page 44 - Affairs not later than 60 days after the date of the report and to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations with the agency's first request for appropriations made more than 60 days after the date of the report.
Page 39 - Secretary, as the case may be, that such modification or waiver is clearly necessary, and (2) shall establish a system of continuing surveys and investigations to insure compliance with such standards. (42 USC 4156) SEC. 7. (a) The Administrator of General Services shall report to Congress during the first week of January of each year on his activities and those of other departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Federal Government...
Page 18 - The National Society for Crippled Children and Adults and the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped are testing out.
Page 3 - Board — (A) to bring a civil action in any appropriate United States district court to enforce, in whole or in part, any final order of the Board under this subsection; and (B) to intervene, appear, and participate, or to appear as amicus curiae, in any court of the United States or in any court of a State in civil actions...
Page 39 - Departments of Defense: Health, Education, and Welfare; Housing and Urban Development: and, most recently, Transportation.
Page 41 - ... of standards by those agencies charged with construction responsibility to eliminate all barriers. (See p. 39.) GAO's findings are based on inspections of 3l4 federally financed buildings and/or building plans located in 66 geographical areas of 35 States and the District of APPENDIX I APPENDIX I Columbia.
Page 42 - A parking space open on one side, allowing room for individuals in wheelchairs or individuals on braces and crutches to get in and out of an automobile onto a level surface, suitable for wheeling and walking, is adequate.
Page 2 - Institutional housing; (3) determine what measures are being taken by Federal, State, and local governments and by other public or nonprofit agencies to eliminate the barriers described in clause (2) of this subsection; (4) promote the use of the International Accessibility Symbol in all public facilities that are in compliance with the standards prescribed by the Administrator of the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pursuant...
Page 39 - Impose a clear statutory mandate that Federal agencies named in the Architectural Barriers Act insure that public buildings are made accessible to the physically handicapped.

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