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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.

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U.S. Access Board Holds Second Session of Public Forum on Inclusive Design of Autonomous Vehicles

March 25, 2021
The U.S. Access Board held its second virtual public meeting on inclusive design of autonomous vehicles (AVs) yesterday. The session continued discussion on entering and exiting AVs and addressed wheelchair maneuvering and securement in . . .

FEMA Provides Vaccine Resources and Information for People with Disabilities

March 25, 2021
The Biden Administration has tasked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with managing set-up and operations for Community Vaccination Centers across the country. With other federal agencies, FEMA established a Civil Rights Advisory Group that developed . . .

Gregory S. Fehribach Elected U.S. Access Board Chair

March 22, 2021
Portrait of Gregory S. Fehribach At its March meeting, the U.S. Access Board unanimously elected Board Member Gregory S. Fehribach as its new Chair. Fehribach previously served as Vice Chair of the Board. He is counsel to the Indianapolis law firm Tuohy Bailey & Moore LLP. Fehribach has been in private practice for over 34 years, and he counsels numerous clients at the national, state, and local level regarding the nuances of the Americans with Disabilities Act . . .

U.S. Access Board Holds First Session of Public Forum on Inclusive Design of Autonomous Vehicles

March 15, 2021
The U.S. Access Board held its first of four virtual public meetings on inclusive design of autonomous vehicles (AVs) last week. The first session included a message from Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and presentations by . . .

U.S. Access Board Launches Online Discussion Platform on Autonomous Vehicles

February 25, 2021
The national online dialogue on autonomous vehicles is currently open. The dialogue is being held in conjunction with the U.S. Access Board's public series of four . . .

U.S. Access Board to Host Public Forum on Autonomous Vehicles

February 11, 2021
Illustration of autonomous bus In March and April, the U.S. Access Board, in partnership with other federal agencies, will host a series of virtual meetings on making autonomous vehicles (AVs) accessible to passengers with disabilities. The four-part series will provide an open forum where members of the . . .

W3C Publishes Working Draft of the W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0

January 21, 2021
Screenshot showing the w3c logo and the title of the WCAG 3 W3C Accessibility Guidelines 3 The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published the First Call Public Working Draft of its W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0. WCAG 3.0 provides . . .

DOT Proposes Rule to Improve Access to Vehicles for People with Disabilities

January 04, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released for public comment a proposed rule to improve . . .

U.S. Access Board’s January Meeting to Address Access to Virtual Platforms

December 21, 2020
The widespread transition to telework due to the coronavirus pandemic has made use of virtual meetings and conferences commonplace. It is important that platforms for remote events are inclusive of everyone. The Board’s January meeting, which is open to the public, will feature . . .

Dr. Sachin Dev Pavithran Named Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board

December 08, 2020
Portrait of Dr. Sachin Dev Pavithran The U.S. Access Board has named Dr. Sachin Dev Pavithran as its new Executive Director. Dr. Pavithran, a member of the Board for eight years, succeeds David M. Capozzi, who retired in June. “I am both excited and humbled to lead an agency that has done so much to make our world a more welcoming and inclusive place for everyone,” Dr. Pavithran stated. “I look forward to helping the agency build upon its notable accomplishments so that it can continue to provide leadership in accessibility both in the U.S. and across the globe.” Dr. Pavithran has served as . . .