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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

U.S. Access Board Commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 03, 2022
The U.S. Access Board commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), as observed on December 3. The annual observance of IDPD was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. IDPD aims to . . .

U.S. General Services Administration Launches “Access for All” Student Design Competition

December 01, 2022
U.S. General Services Administration logo The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and Challenge.Gov have launched Access for All, a student design competition for barrier-free spaces in federal buildings. GSA invites students in architecture and design programs to apply universal design ideas to reimagine a federal workspace that provides an accessible, barrier-free, and all-inclusive experience. . . .

U.S. Access Board Mourns Passing of Disability Advocate Bobby Silverstein

November 22, 2022
Bobby Silverstein holding a glass of juice and giving a cheers to the viewer. With deep sorrow, the U.S. Access Board announces the passing of Bobby Silverstein. Silverstein’s advocacy work on disability rights spanned over four decades, including his pivotal role in drafting and advancing the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. He passed away peacefully and was surrounded by family on November 17, 2022 at Reston Hospital Center in Virginia. . . .

U.S. Office of Personnel Management to Host Virtual Summit on DEIA and Government Approach to Disability Employment

November 15, 2022
: DEIA Summit 2022 Logo at the bottom are two leaves on either side of a circle indicating the wheel of a wheelchair, above the circle is the abstract body of a person reaching for a star. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management will host the virtual event "DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) Summit 2022: A Whole-of-Government Approach to Disability Employment" on December 6 – 8, 2022. The Summit is developed in collaboration with . . .

Administration for Community Living’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Seeks Comments on Long-Range Plan

November 14, 2022
The Administration for Community Living’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) seeks comments from stakeholders on its 2024-2028 Long-Range Plan. The input will . . .

U.S. Access Board Seeks Financial Program Manager

October 20, 2022
The U.S. Access Board seeks a Financial Program Manager (GS 14) to serve in the Office of Administration. This position will be responsible for administering and managing the . . .

U.S. Access Board Meeting and Webcast

October 18, 2022
Laptop with photo of Board members sitting at a table All are welcome to attend the next bimonthly meeting of the U.S. Access Board, which will be open to the public and take place virtually on November 9, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (ET). The agenda for the meeting includes . . .

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Hold Public Meeting on Safety Research Portfolio

October 12, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will host a virtual public meeting on its research activities from November 1 – 3. The meeting is intended . . .

U.S. Access Board Seeks Support Services Specialist

October 06, 2022
The U.S. Access Board seeks a Support Services Specialist to serve in its Office of Administrative Services. This position will be responsible for managing . . .

U.S. Access Board Staff to Provide Trainings and Presentations at National Conferences during National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 03, 2022
The poster is rectangular in shape with a black colored chalkboard background overlaid with mathematical equations. In the center of the poster, on a diagonal, is a black rectangle bordered by small teal, yellow and red rectangles. It features the 2022 NDEAM theme, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” along with an equation composed of several graphics: a circular photo of a woman in a wheelchair working at a computer with colleagues, followed by a plus sign, followed by a square image of a woman who uses crutches viewing a document with a colleague, followed by an equal sign, followed by a light bulb icon. Across the top of the rectangle in small, white letters are the words National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Along the bottom in small white letters is the hashtag “NDEAM” followed by ODEP’s website address, In the lower right corner in white lettering is the DOL seal followed by the words “Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor.” October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. The U.S. Department of Labor themed this year’s NDEAM observance as “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation” to recognize the important role people with disabilities play in a diverse and inclusive workforce. U.S. Access Board staff will be presenting on accessibility and . . .