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Accessibility Program launches SharePoint website.

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations' (OBO) Barrier-Free Accessibility Program has launched a SharePoint website that provides up-to-date information on the Department's barrier-free accessibility regulations, requirements and procedures. The site also features a survey section for facility managers and general services officers that will help OBO identify immediate and future accessibility needs for buildings at each post.

The accessibility program funds construction of exterior and interior projects, including wheelchair ramps, elevators, accessible bathrooms and other improvements related to accommodating those with hearing and visual impairments. OBO's architects manage design and construction projects that remove barriers at posts not slated for a new embassy or consulate, and provide information on U.S. laws and guidelines and Department policies on barrier-free accessibility.

The accessibility team can be reached via email at More information on the program is at the SharePoint site at obo.m.state.sbu.

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Title Annotation:in brief
Publication:State Magazine
Date:Apr 1, 2013
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