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Status of Rulemaking

The U.S. Access Board issued final accessibility guidelines for access to swimming pools and spas on September 3, 2002. In 1996, the National Center on Accessibility conducted research under contract to the U.S. Access Board to study the preferences of people with disabilities accessing swimming pools via various means and develop preliminary recommendations for access to swimming pools. NCA research findings serve as the basis for the new accessibility guidelines. The next step in the rulemaking process is for the U.S. Department of Justice to adopt the Final Rule as enforcable standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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