One of DCAB’s primary services is to review and provide recommendations on all State and County plans and specifications for buildings, facilities, and sites, as required under Hawaii Law H.R.S. 103-50, in order to ensure that they are designed and constructed to be accessible to persons with disabilities.
These forms are to be used by state and county agencies and their respective design consultants when submitting plans and specifications to DCAB for review under Hawaii Law H.R.S. 103-50.
State Law and Rules Relating to Facility Access
The DCAB review process is governed by state law and its implementing administrative rules as noted below:
- Hawaii Law H.R.S. 103-50
- Facility Access, Title 11, Chapter 216 (Accessible Version)
- Facility Access, Title 11, Chapter 216 (PDF Version)
- Hawaii Revised Statutes 103-50 History
- HRS 103-50 Report of Activities 2014-2015 (pdf)
- HRS 103-50 Report of Activities 2014-2015 (accessible pdf)
Accessibility Guidelines Adopted and Amended by DCAB
DCAB reviews state and county plans and specifications to the design guidelines of two federal laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Federal Fair Housing Act, as adopted and amended by DCAB. DCAB also has the authority to render an Interpretive Opinion on those design guidelines as applicable to its review process and to approve a Site Specific Alternate Design for a particular project.
- 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
- 1991 Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines and 1994 Supplemental Notice to Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines: Questions and Answers about the Guidelines
- DCAB Interpretive Opinions
- DCAB Site Specific Alternate Designs