July 12, 2011

On July 26, the U.S. Access Board plans to publish proposed guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way.  On that day, the guidelines will be posted on the Board's website and will be available for public comment for four months.  The Board will conduct several events to present the proposed rule and to solicit comment, including a public briefing and press conference, a webinar, and hearings.

Public Briefing and Press Conference (July 26, 11:00 – 12:30)   Members of the public and the media are invited to a attend a Board briefing and press conference on the proposal on July 26 from 11:00 – 12:30 at the Board's meeting space at 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800, in downtown Washington, D.C.  Board representatives will review requirements of the proposed guidelines, highlight information sought from the public on various topics, and field questions from the press.

Webinar (August 9, 12:00- 1:30 (E))   The Board will conduct a public webinar to review the proposed rule and to discuss subjects where input from the public is sought.  To register for this free webinar, visit www.accessibilityonline.org.

Public Hearings (September 12 in Dallas and November 9 in Washington, D.C.)   The Board will hold public hearings on the proposed rule in Dallas, Texas on September 12 (9:30 – 11:30) and Washington, D.C. on November 9 (9:30 – 11:30).  Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments on the rule at these hearings.  Further details will be included in the published rule.