ADA Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

The Institute for Human Centered Design has development a check list for readily achievable barrier removal for existing buildings.  They will be coming out with a checklist that deals specifically with recreational areas in January.  This checklist is still worthwhile in getting and adding to your resources as it deals with:

  • Parking
  • Entrance Route
  • Curb Cuts
  • Ramps leading to your building or space
  • Dining Surfaces
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking Fountains

The checklist takes all the legal jargon in ADA and makes it easy to understand.  You will be able to make good decisions when upgrading or developing a new playground if you are familiar with the material in the checklists.

This checklist was produced by the New England ADA Center, a project of the Institute for Human Centered Design and a member of the ADA National Network. This checklist was developed under a grant from the Department of Education, NIDRR grant number H133A060092-09A. However the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Questions or comments on the checklist contact the New England ADA Center at 617-695-0085 voice/tty or

For the full set of checklists, including the checklists for recreation facilities (coming in January 2012) visit

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