Founded in 1907, BOMA is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates who represent the owners and managers of all commercial property types.
An initiative of the College of Design at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC, the Center conducts original research on usability, disseminates information on UD, and provides training and technical assistance to the public, businesses, students, educators, and government organizations.
A joint European effort which began as the European Institute for Design and Disability (EIDD) now more broadly focuses on design for human diversity and social inclusion, enhancing the quality of life through Design for All.
A federal government website that provides an interactive, community-driven information network of disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits. Includes information on civil rights, employment, education, health, transportation, housing, technology, and community life.
A university-based and non-profit effort dedicated to promoting aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. Compiles information on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources
An international non-governmental educational organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design.
The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
MHI is the national trade organization representing all segments of the factory-built housing industry. MHI serves its membership by providing industry research, promotion, education and government relations programs, and by building and facilitating consensus within the industry.
The NCD is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families. In its 1986 report Toward Independence, NCD first proposed that Congress should enact a civil rights law for people with disabilities. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law.
Authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383 as an organization that could serve as an interface between government and the private sector. The Institute's public interest mission is to serve the Nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment.
A national association representing the interests of the larger and most prominent apartment firms in the U.S. NMHC's members are the principal officers of firms engaged in all aspects of the apartment industry, including ownership, development, management, and financing.
The U.S. Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology. It is responsible for the guidelines that serve as the baseline for standards used to enforce the ADA and the ABA (Architectural Barriers Act).