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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 . . .

U.S. Access Board Holds Accessibility Trainings in Philadelphia

September 20, 2022
During the U.S. Access Board’s meeting in Philadelphia last week, Board staff held seven free public trainings on accessibility of the built environment and information and communication technology. Board Accessibility Specialists, staff from U.S. Department of Education’s National Digital Access Team, and staff from the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center provided . . .

U.S. Access Board Attends Panel on Accessible Design for Neurodiversity

September 20, 2022
Last Tuesday, the U.S. Access Board attended a panel at Temple University on accessible design for neurodiversity. The panel focused on the lived experiences of neurodiverse individuals, design barriers, and possible physical, sensory, and cognitive design solutions. The Board heard from . . .

U.S. Access Board Seeks Events and Communication Specialist

August 31, 2022
The U.S. Access Board seeks an Events and Communication Specialist to serve in its Office of Executive Director. This Events and Communication Specialist position will be responsible for . . .

U.S. Access Board Seeks Accessibility Specialist

August 24, 2022
The U.S. Access Board seeks an Accessibility Specialist to serve in its Office of Technical and Information Services. This Accessibility Specialist position will be responsible for providing . . .

U.S. Access Board Releases Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan

August 17, 2022
The U.S. Access Board remains committed to its work in advancing and embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in its workforce. This week, the Board released its DEIA Strategic Plan that establishes . . .

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