Do state ADA guidelines act as a companion document or extension to the national guidelines?

— Presentation attendee in Atlanta

ANSWER: There are no state ADA guidelines. There are building codes such as the ANSI A117.1, CBC Chapter 11, Florida Accessibility Standards, and Texas Accessibility Standards that must be complied with as part of the construction process.  California and MA, for example, also have a state civil rights law that mimics and in some instances exceeds the ADA.  The requirement would be that the most stringent requirement of the ADA Standards, the state standards, or local building code would need to be complied with.

– Brad

Brad Gaskins