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National Endowment for the Arts ADA Tip Sheet


On September 15, 2010, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) published revised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in the Federal Register that update and amend some of the provisions in the original 1991 ADA regulations. These changes include revised accessibility standards, called the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards), which establish minimum criteria for accessibility in design and construction.

This tipsheet highlights some of the revisions that have a specific effect on cultural venues, such as theaters or museums. It is not intended to be comprehensive. To view the revised regulations in their entirety with guidance, please see these two definitive resources:

The material contained herein was drawn from or excerpted from both of these resources.


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