Board Meetings

The Architectural Accessibility Board (AAB) meets monthly, usually on the second Thursday of each month. While an array of different topics may be discussed, the main agenda for these meetings pertains to the review of construction projects based on recommendations forwarded by the AAB's Submissions Review Committee. The Submissions Review Committee is comprised of several of the AAB's members who meet separately to conduct a preliminary review of project submissions prior to each regular meeting of the AAB. These review sessions are usually conducted on the last Thursday of each month. All board meetings are posted and are open to the public.

Board Members

The Architectural Accessibility Board (AAB) is comprised of nine voting members, all appointed by the Governor. Each member has volunteered to serve on the Board. The chairman of the AAB is appointed by the Governor from those nine members.

Jennifer Lieber is the Chief Administrator for the AAB and is not a voting member. She is responsible for carrying out the daily activities of the Board. Logistically, the AAB is administered from within the Office of Management and Budget, Division of Facilities Management.

Board Responsibilities

In addition to reviewing the design of State owned or State financed construction activities, the AAB also:

  • Has adopted standards for accessible design and construction. The standards are known as the American National Standard – Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities ICC/ANSI A117.1 – 2017.
  • Investigates complaints of accessibility in State owned facilities.
  • Provides for public awareness for accessibility in the built environment.
  • Inspects to see that facilities leased by the State of Delaware are in compliance with the accessibility standards, to the maximum extent feasible.
  • Coordinates the mandates of the AAB with the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as it relates to the built environment.
  • Promotes accessibility, in general, for the disability community.