Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board [ATBCB] Law and Legal Definition

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board [ATBCB] is a federal agency of the U.S. government. ATBCB was established by Congress in 1973 to provide facilities and accessibility for people disabilities. The following are the objectives of ATBCB:

1.Developing and maintaining a composed environment;

2.Developing and maintaining a design criteria for transit vehicles and telecommunications equipment;

3.Developing electronic and information technology.

The members of ATBCB are largely people with disabilities. These members are appointed by the U.S. President. ATBCB also prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities conducted by the federal agencies. [36 CFR 1154.101]. The ATBCB also functions as a coordinating body among federal agencies.