Illinois Accessibility Code

A copy of the Illinois Accessibility Code, which became effective April 24, 1997, is available here for download in five PDF documents, the text, the illustrations, and the appendices.

Illinois Accessibility Task Force will be meeting to recommend revisions with respect to public school property.

CDB no longer provides printed copies of the Illinois Accessibility Code. Access to the manual is only available via download from this website using the links above.

Archive Copies of the Illinois Accessibility Code can be found in the Reference Library

The fine for parking in an accessible parking space is $250.

Interpretation Procedures
The Capital Development Board was not granted waiver authority, nor was any other entity, by the Environmental Barriers Act. All aspects contained in the Illinois Accessibility Code must be met.

Written and verbal interpretations of this code are available upon request. Due to the high volume of requests for interpretations received by the accessibility specialist at the Capital Development Board, the following procedures have been outlined to facilitate your interpretation.

To receive a written interpretation of the Illinois Accessibility Code you may email, mail or fax your accessibility questions with an 8 ½ “ x 11” plan (if appropriate) and the name and address of the building to which you are requesting interpretation. To further expedite your request, include a draft response letter for Mrs. Burton’s signature. Use the following contact information to send in your question.

You may also submit your request for an interpretation electronically using our online form here​.

Felicia Burton

Capital Development Board
3rd Floor, William G. Stratton Building
401 South Spring Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Phone Number: (217) 782-8530
Fax Number: (217) 524-4208

Email Address:

**IMPORTANT NOTE** Mr. Gamble has retired.  Felicia Burton is the new Accessibility Specialist for the Capital Development Board.

If you would like to file an accessibility complaint, please contact the Disability Rights Bureau.
North of Interstate 80, call 312/814-5684
South of Interstate 80, call 217/785-5726