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Q&A: Accessible Legislation

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icon "Disability Q&A"Disability Network Southwest Michigan is pleased to bring you Disability Q & A to test your knowledge of disability-related topics. We post questions on Facebook and provide a link for you to check the answer and learn more about each topic.

Q: In what year was the first accessibility standard published?

A: 1961

In 1961 the American Standards Association, later known as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), published the first accessibility standard which was titled Making Buildings Accessible to and Usable by the Physically Handicapped. By 1973, forty-nine states had adapted accessibility legislation..

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