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U.S. Access Board Senior Accessibility Specialist and Training Coordinator Bill Botten Retires

December 30, 2022
Portrait of Bill Botten Bill Botten, the U.S. Access Board’s Senior Accessibility Specialist and Training Coordinator, retired from federal service today. A Board employee for 22 years, Botten contributed in many ways to the mission and vision of the agency, from . . .

NIBIB’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tech Program Issues Best Practices for the Design of Accessible COVID-19 Home Test Kits

December 20, 2022
RADx logo is two interlocking arrows with four dots surrounding them on all sides to represent a group of people.   The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx®) Tech program has released Best Practices for the Design of Accessible COVID-19 Home Tests, a document with recommendations for developers and manufacturers of diagnostic tech to make at-home COVID-19 test kits accessible to people with disabilities. The document covers topics on accessible packaging and instructions of test kits, including . . .

U.S. Access Board Seeks Support Services Specialist

December 08, 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 Meeting and Webcast

December 08, 2022
All are welcome to attend the next meeting of the U.S. Access Board, which will be open to the public and take place virtually on January 11 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (ET). The agenda for the meeting includes . . .

National Council on Disability Invites Public Comment at Quarterly Council Meeting in December

December 06, 2022
All are welcome to attend the National Council on Disability’s (NCD) next quarterly Council Meeting that will be held virtually on Thursday, December 8 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (ET). The agenda includes welcome remarks and introductions, welcoming new Council Members and . . .

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 . . .