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About the U.S. Access Board

Access Board Meetings

Members of the U.S. Access Board meet regularly every two months. Board meetings are open to the public. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Board meetings are held virtually. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and sign language interpreters are available at all Board meetings and events.

At its last meeting on November 10, Access Board member Karen Braitmayer, FAIA provided a presentation on “Designing for Inclusion: Architectural Trends and Social Justice”.

Next Board Meeting

The next virtual meeting of the Board will take place on January 12, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. (ET) and address access to healthcare for people with disabilities, including relevant standards, resources, and best practices. Presentation materials are available in PPT (16MB) and PDF (5MB) formats.  Prior to the event, the Board will hold its regular business meeting from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (ET), which is also open to the public.

Equity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities
January 12, 2022, 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) 
Meeting link (registration required): 


  • Welcome, Greg Fehribach, U.S. Access Board Chair
  • Introduction, Bobby Stinnette, U.S. Access Board
  • Relevant Standards and Resources
    • Bobby Stinnette, U.S. Access Board
    • Bill Botten, U.S. Access Board
    • Kathy Eng, U.S. Access Board
  • Enforceable Accessible Medical Equipment Standards
    • Ana Torres-Davis, National Council on Disability (NCD)
  • Designing Inclusive Healthcare Environments
    • Bill Zellmer, Sutter Health Care
  • Communication Access in Healthcare Environments
    • Zainab Alkebsi, National Association of the Deaf
  • Closing Remarks

Meeting of the U.S. Access Board 
January 12, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 (ET) 
Meeting link: 
Meeting ID: 160 941 8629 
Dial in: (646) 828-7666 


  • Introductory Remarks
  • Executive Director’s Report
  • Standing Committee Reports
  • Ad Hoc Committee Reports
  • New Business

Future Board Meetings

  • March 7 - 9, 2022
  • May 10 - 12, 2022
  • July 11 - 13, 2022
  • September 12 - 14, 2022
  • November 7 - 9, 2022

Board Meeting Archives