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The U.S. Access Board’s Technical Assistance phone number is now 202-272-0080 extension 3.

Upcoming Webinars & Trainings

Building a Successful Document Accessibility Program: Strategies, Methods, and Workplans for Inclusive Programs

September 28, 2022
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
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Communication & IT webinar
NOTE CHANGE OF DATE--This session has been rescheduled to September 28, 2022 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. Accessibility programs are essential to ensuring federal agencies are inclusive of employees with disabilities, especially within digital work environments. While there is no universal method for developing effective accessibility programs, some strategies and practices are more successful than others. In the creation of digital documents, agencies frequently produce large volumes through the collaboration of many authors across federal departments, offices, and units. This session will discuss some common features, work processes, and evaluation and implementation actions of successful document accessibility programs. Presenters from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) will review the importance of scoping and protocols in work-plans, the methods to maximize the effects of centralized document services, the effectiveness of partnering with internal groups that produce large volumes of documents, and the approaches to maximize training efforts by targeted recruitment. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar.

Accessible Amusement Rides

October 06, 2022
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
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Presenters: | Bill Botten | Bobby Stinnette |
Up and down, around and around! Amusement rides are enjoyed by many people, including those with disabilities. The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards address accessibility for permanent amusement rides. For newly designed and constructed rides, scoping provisions provide the option to choose the type of access that is suitable for a particular ride or experience. Three options for providing accessibility onto a ride device include a wheelchair space on the ride, a ride seat designed for transfer, or a transfer device. This session will review the technical provisions for each type of access required on rides. Additionally, U.S. Access Board staff Bill Botten and Bobby Stinnette will address requirements for accessible routes, que lines, parking and passenger loading areas, signage, sales, and service counters. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.