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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 to Hold September Town Hall Meeting and Trainings in Philadelphia

August 08, 2022
Skyline of Philadelphia downtown The U.S. Access Board will hold a public town hall meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (ET) at Liberty Resources, Inc. in Philadelphia. Presidentially-appointed Access Board members and representatives from various federal member agencies will be present to hear from the local community about the state of accessibility in Philadelphia. Following the town hall meeting from 3:45 – 5:00 will be a networking opportunity and reception, sponsored by The Sierra Group Academy, Tamman, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. Additionally, the Board will provide free presentations, trainings, and hands-on workshops on accessibility of the built environment and information and communication technology on September 13 and 14 in Philadelphia. Seats are limited for the town hall and trainings, and registration is required via . . .

U.S. Access Board Celebrates the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

July 26, 2022
George H.W. Bush signing the ADA in 1990 The U.S. Access Board celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. This landmark civil rights law has impacted the lives of millions of people with disabilities in the U.S. by improving access to public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. . . .

U.S. Access Board Issues Design Recommendations for Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

July 21, 2022
Perspective view of two EV charging spaces sharing a center access aisle. Vehicle on the left is backed in to charging space with charger connected to driver side rear charging inlet. Vehicle on the right is pulled forward into charging space with charger connected to front vehicle charging inlet. Both EV chargers are at the head of the charging spaces and protected by green bollards. EV chargers are rotated so they both face the center access aisle. (The EV charger on the left is rotated to face the right and has clear floor space on the right, and the EV charger on the right is rotated to face the left and has clear floor space on the left). The U.S. Access Board has released Design Recommendations for Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, a technical assistance document that reviews existing requirements and new recommendations for making electric vehicle (EV) charging stations accessible. This technical assistance will . . .

National Council on Disability Invites Public Comment at its Upcoming Council Meeting

July 20, 2022
All are welcome to attend the National Council on Disability’s (NCD) next quarterly Council Meeting that will be held virtually on July 25 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (ET). The agenda includes welcome remarks and introductions, Chairman and Executive Committee reports, NCD Team updates, and . . .

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity Opens Registration for Accessibility First Training

July 07, 2022
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity (FHEO) will provide comprehensive virtual training on accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act for residential elements and spaces, including kitchens, bathrooms, . . .

DOT’s Federal Highway Administration Proposes Rule to Build a National Network of User-Friendly, Reliable, and Accessible Electric Vehicle Chargers

June 23, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish minimum standards and requirements for projects funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. These minimum standards will help ensure a national electric vehicle (EV) charging network that is user-friendly, reliable, and accessible to all Americans and . . .

U.S. Access Board Meeting and Webcast in July

June 09, 2022
All are welcome to attend the next bimonthly meeting of the U.S. Access Board, which will be open virtually to the public on July 13 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (ET). The agenda for the meeting includes brief reports from the Executive Director, standing committees, and ad hoc committees. Members of the public may . . .

Alison Levy Named Director of Office of Technical and Information Services

June 01, 2022
Portrait of Alison Levy Alison Levy has been named the new Director of the Office of Technical and Information Services (OTIS) at the U.S. Access Board. She succeeds Dave Yanchulis who retired in April after 36 years with the Board. In this role, Levy will . . .

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Releases Series of Videos on Digital Accessibility in Education

May 26, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a 20-part video series covering a variety of topics on digital access in education, including ways people with disabilities use technology, applicable federal regulations, and identifying and remediating barriers to access. OCR partnered with . . .

U.S. Access Board Seeks Information on Low Transfer Surface Height for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

May 19, 2022
The U.S. Access Board currently has an open comment period through May 27, 2022 regarding the appropriate low-height of medical diagnostic equipment with transfer surfaces, including examination tables and chairs and diagnostic imaging medical equipment with tables, so that the equipment can be adjusted to accommodate the broadest range of users. As indicated in . . .