Work Item
ASTM WK50995

New Practice for Facility Accessibility Assessment

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, and development of standard guides, specifications, practices, test methods, classifications, and definitions relating to environmental assessment, risk management and corrective action. The scope of the Committee includes, but is not limited to multi-media environmental assessment and risk management issues including environmental assessment, environmental management, corrective action due diligence, and sustainability.
These activities will be coordinated with and if available use the standards of other ASTM technical committees and organizations whose fields of endeavor are closely allied to or compliment environmental assessment and environmental management.


ADA, Access, accessible, FHA, Section 504, Rehabilitation Act, disability, disabilities, ADAAG, federal laws, building codes, equal.


The standard is needed due to the inconsistent or erroneous use and application of, or absence of, accessibility laws and regulations when conducting due diligence property needs assessments, inspections, and surveys of public and private property. This practice would compliment a suite of ASTM standards in the areas of real estate/environmental assessment and property management. This practice will define accessibility requirements, qualifications and expertise for assessors, and offer credible risk analysis and recommended corrective actions for real estate not covered in current ASTM standards.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E50.02

Committee: E50

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 07-22-2015

Technical Contact: Jana Hanford

Item: 000