The Effectiveness of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-480): Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Review of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session, October 7 and 20, 1975

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Page 15 - ... special projects directed to the removal of material and architectural barriers which restrict the mobility and accessibility of elderly and handicapped persons; (6) payments to housing owners for losses of rental income incurred in holding for temporary periods housing units to be utilized for the relocation of individuals and families displaced by...
Page 24 - A ramp shall have handrails on at least one side, and preferably two sides, that are 32 inches in height, measured from the surface of the ramp, that are smooth, that extend 1 foot beyond the top and bottom of the ramp, and that otherwise conform with American Standard Safety Code for Floor and Wall Openings, Railings, and Toe Boards, A12-1932.
Page 18 - 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 11 - Mr. Chairman, and Members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate having the opportunity to appear before you today, to testify on behalf of HR 13703.
Page 40 - If the handicapped cannot enter and use public buildings, they cannot easily vote, obtain government services, conduct business, or become independent and self-supporting. Efforts to enhance talents and market job skills become meaningless when the job site and usual places of business are inaccessible Accessibility of public buildings is essential if the handicapped are to have the same rights and opportunities as the able bodied in obtaining government services and employment outside their homes.
Page 85 - A primary entrance readily accessible to the physically handicapped, in accordance with provisions of ANSI A117.1, shall be provided to any residential structure intended for occupancy by the elderly or physically handicapped, all elevator residential structures, any residential structure containing 25 or more housing units, and nondwelling structures appurtenant to such residential structures.
Page 85 - ... such information. ..." In response to a request from the President's Committee and from the National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults— the sponsors of the original standard— HUD agreed to begin developing a revised and expanded ANSI standard, which would cover public buildings, dwelling units, and related exterior spaces. The School of Architecture at Syracuse University was chosen to administer the program of research and testing necessary for developing the new standard....
Page 12 - DIVISION, US. GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: We are pleased to be here...
Page 102 - ... HUFFMAN. My name is Floyd E. Huffman. I am president of the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, an organization composed of 43,000 regular, retired, and substitute rural letter carriers. I am accompanied by Carey W. Hilliard, vice president, and John W. Emeigh, secretary, of our organization. Mr. Chairman, we appreciate the opportunity to appear before this subcommittee and present our views and recommendations on the legislation under consideration, and to note our concern on the important...
Page 85 - Foundation was awarded a contract to develop a guide to barrier-free site design. The results of this study are available from HUD and the Government Printing Office in two separate volumes. One is an illustrated manual for environmental designers faced with the need or willing to design accessible sites for both public and private facilities. The guides, entitled "Barrier-Free Site Design...

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