The Department of Justice (DOJ) has posted official editions of its new 2010 ADA standards and companion guidance on its ADA website. The new publications include provisions from DOJ's regulations that implement the standards and set effective dates in order to bring together in one source all relevant information on using the standards in new construction and alterations. Additional design requirements that supplement the standards are also integrated into this edition. The standards are available in both HTML and PDF formats. A 170-page companion guide further explains requirements in the standards and regulations and provides commentary on specific provisions.
The 2010 standards, which can be used at this time as an alternative to the original standards, become mandatory March 15, 2012. Technical assistance on the standards is available from the Access Board at (800) 872-2253 (v), (800) 993-2822 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions on use of the standards or other topics covered in DOJ's regulations should be directed to DOJ at (800) 514-0301 (v) or (800) 514-0383 (TTY).