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

April 08, 2021
The U.S. Access Board held its third virtual public meeting on inclusive design of autonomous vehicles (AVs) yesterday. The session included discussion on ride hailing and on-board communication for passengers with . . .

U.S. Access Board Member Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda and Executive Director Dr. Sachin D. Pavithran to Speak at ADA State of the Science Virtual Conference (April 13-15)

March 31, 2021
The Americans with Disabilities Act National Network will host the ADA State of the Science virtual conference on April 13-15. On the second day of the conference, Executive Director of the Board Dr. Sachin D. Pavithran will . . .

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 . . .