December 1, 2022
Source: U.S. Access Board
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and Challenge.Gov have launched Access for All, a student design competition for barrier-free spaces in federal buildings. GSA invites students in architecture and design programs to apply universal design ideas to reimagine a federal workspace that provides an accessible, barrier-free, and all-inclusive experience.
Federal facilities are required to comply with the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. The standards provide minimum scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to sites, facilities, buildings, and elements by individuals with disabilities. The Access for All competition aims to find innovative solutions to reduce barriers so that all people with disabilities have access to federal buildings and facilities.
Applications for the competition are due by May 1, 2023 via GSA’s “ACCESS FOR ALL” Universal Design in Federal Facilities webpage. To learn more about the challenge, visit GSA’s article “GSA Launches ‘Access for All’ Student Design Competition.”