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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 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 . . .

U.S. Access Board Seeks Public Comment on Accessibility Guidelines for Self-Service Transaction Machines

September 27, 2022
animation of self-service transaction machine Touchscreen kiosks and other types of self-service transaction machines (SSTMs) are a common feature in places of public accommodation, government offices, and other buildings and facilities, allowing users to independently conduct a range of transactions and functions. The U.S. Access Board has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on . . .

U.S. Access Board Visits Inglis Innovation Center and Attends Disability Art Show

September 23, 2022
Accessible stovetop with knee and toe clearance and adjustable mirror on backwall at Inglis community center. As part of the U.S. Access Board’s multi-day visit to Philadelphia to learn about the state of accessibility, the Board visited the Inglis Innovation Center and attended a diverse arts show by artists with disabilities and curated by Disability Pride PA. . . .

U.S. Access Board Participates in Demonstration on Emerging Technologies for Accessible Art

September 23, 2022
Board members listen to Daniel Belquer of Music: Not Impossible speaking During its visit to Philadelphia last week, the U.S. Access Board participated in a demonstration of emerging technologies that provide people with disabilities enhanced access to the arts. The Board learned about Music: Not Impossible and Smart Caption Glasses . . .

U.S. Access Board Holds Town Hall Meeting in Philadelphia

September 22, 2022
Members of the public listening at town hall meeting During the U.S. Access Board’s visit to Philadelphia last week, the Board held a public town hall meeting to hear from the local community about the state of accessibility in the region. The town hall meeting was held at Liberty Resources, Inc., Philadelphia’s Center for Independent Living. Ten presidentially-appointed public Board members were present, as well as . . .

U.S. Access Board Visits Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department for Discussion with Commissioner and Community Partners

September 21, 2022
Board Executive Director Sachin Pavithran speaking at forum The U.S. Access Board met with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department representatives to learn about the challenges the Department is facing in its efforts to make its large, diverse parks and recreation system more accessible to people with disabilities. The Board heard from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell, who . . .

U.S. Access Board Visits National Park Service’s Independence National Historical Park

September 21, 2022
Executive Director Sachin Pavithran touching the liberty bell Last week, the U.S. Access Board visited the National Park Service’s Independence National Historical Park as part of its multi-day visit to Philadelphia to learn about the state of accessibility in Philadelphia. The Board met with Park Superintendent Cynthia McLeod, and heard from Bill Caughlan, Park Ranger/Interpretive Specialist, and Paul Stephens, Historical Architect, to . . .