Is there an accessibility standard for products? The answer is an emphatic yes!

The U.S. Congress has been passing civil rights laws that have a direct effect on product accessibility since the 1960’s.  Building code has the American National Standard (ICC/ANSI A117.1), which has a direct effect on product accessibility that dates back to the early 1960’s.  The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has been writing accessibility standards for product accessibility since the 1970’s.  Over the years, both the Access Board and the ICC/ANSI A117.1 have elaborated with greater specificity on product accessibility standards for compliance.  There really is nothing new, just greater definition.

ACCESS is a known leader in accessibility compliance with over 16 years of experience in this highly specialized field.  ACCESS has a product accessibility program with the statement, “Certified ADA accessible by ACCESS.”

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