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The Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) rulemaking has concluded. The PROWAG final rule has been published in the Federal Register. Please visit the Access Board’s PROWAG page for the guidelines.

Access Board News

Department of Transportation to Hold Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

March 17, 2022
Airplane departing The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a virtual public meeting regarding air travel by persons who use wheelchairs on March 24 from 10:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (ET). This meeting is an opportunity to listen and learn from persons who use wheelchairs on the difficulties that they encounter during air travel and for . . .

NHTSA Finalizes Rule to Improve Auto Accessibility for People with Disabilities

March 10, 2022
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has finalized a new that would improve equity and mobility for drivers and passengers with disabilities. This final rulemaking allows . . .

Taryn Mackenzie Williams Elected U.S. Access Board Chair

March 09, 2022
The U.S. Access Board elected Board Member Taryn Williams as its new Chair on March 7. Williams serves as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. In this position, she advises . . .

U.S. Access Board Provides Recommendations and Resources to Assist Federal Agencies in Advancing Priorities for Accessibility

March 08, 2022
Under Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce (14035), federal agencies must ensure that their workplaces are fully accessible to all employees, including those with disabilities. To assist agencies in promoting and enhancing accessibility in their DEIA Strategic Plans, the Board has developed . . .

U.S. Access Board Staff Present at Conferences, Webinars, and Meetings

March 01, 2022
U.S. Access Board staff presented at conferences, webinars, and meetings to enhance participants’ knowledge on accessibility standards and advance inclusion for people with disabilities. Board staff presented on various topics, such as accessibility in the federal workplace, accessible voting and . . .

National Council on Disability to Host National Stakeholder Call on Health Equity Framework for People with Disabilities

February 17, 2022
Image of first page of NCD's Health Equity Framework National Council on Disability (NCD) will host a public webinar on its Health Equity Framework for People with Disabilities on February 23 from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. (ET). After a culmination of meetings, outreach, and consultation with a multi-disciplinary team of advisors, NCD recently released its Health Equity Framework that offers a blueprint for policymakers to address . . .

Phil Bratta Named U.S. Access Board’s Public Affairs Specialist

February 15, 2022
Phil Bratta has been appointed Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Access Board in the Office of Executive Director (OED). In this role, Bratta will design, plan, and direct the Board’s public affairs program that includes . . .

U.S. Access Board Publishes Direct Final Rule on Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

February 08, 2022
The U.S. Access Board released a direct final rule related to its standards for accessible medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) covered by Section 510 of the Rehabilitation Act. The MDE Standards, originally published in 2017, established minimum technical criteria to ensure . . .

President Biden Appoints Members to U.S. Access Board

February 08, 2022
Yesterday, President Joe Biden appointed eight new members to the U.S. Access Board. He also reappointed one incumbent Board member, Gregory S. Fehribach who is currently the Board’s Chair . . .

U.S. Access Board Seeks Supervisory Technical Services Officer

January 20, 2022
The U.S. Access Board seeks a Supervisory Technical Services Officer (GS 15) to serve in its Office of Technical and Information Services. Current or former federal employees who qualify as . . .