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Accessibility ... For People With Physical Disabilities

 

Topics
Program Overview
Staff duties
Authority

Links
Florida Building Commission Website
Accessibility Advisory Council
Accessibility Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Accessibility Code (To purchase or view online)
Accessibility Waivers (Application and Deadlines)

Related Links

U.S. Access Board; www.access-board.gov
US Dept. of Justice; ADA www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
American National Standards Institute www.ansi.org

Program Overview

Florida is one of only five states whose accessibility codes have been certified by the federal Department of Justice as being in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Florida Accessibility Code is available on-line. Building owners may also apply to the Florida Building Commission for waivers from the code if faced with extreme or unnecessary hardship in meeting the code requirements. The Waiver Application Form and instructions may also be downloaded.

Duties of Staff

Staff provide technical support to architects, building officials and consumers about mandatory minimum requirements that places of public accommodation be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Authority

  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992
  • Chapter 553, Part V, Florida Statutes
  • Rule 9B-7, Florida Administrative Code

 
 
   

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