The Access Board hosts various public events, including hearings, briefings, town halls, information sessions, and presentations, to inform the public on accessible design and acquire feedback from the public on accessibility. Visit the Access Board’s Events page for more information.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Part of President Biden’s Executive Order 14035 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce calls on federal agencies to ensure that their facilities are fully accessible to employees with disabilities as required by the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Visit the Access Board’s DEIA page for more information on its DEIA Strategic Plan and a set of recommendations and resources to aid agencies.
On January 26, 2021, President Biden issued a Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships. The Memorandum directs federal agencies to ensure that “Tribal sovereignty and self-governance, commitment to fulfilling Federal trust and treaty responsibilities to Tribal Nations, and regular, meaningful, and robust consultation with Tribal Nations are the cornerstones of Federal Indian policy.” In 2021, the Access Board developed a plan of actions in its outreach to Tribal Nations.
As part of its Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026, the Access Board has developed a new focus on equity and inclusion in underserved communities as it continues to strengthen its initiatives, programs, and services. In accordance with Executive Order 13985 Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, the Access Board also released its Equity Action Plan.