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Friday, March 24, 2017

U.S. Access Board Webinar (April 6): Vehicles Final Rule

laptop with Access Board sealThe next webinar in the U.S. Access Board's free monthly series will take place April 6 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and cover the Board's recent update of provisions for buses and vans in its ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles. These guidelines address boarding access, fare devices, interior circulation, seating and securement, signs, lighting, and announcement systems.

The rule updating the bus and van guidelines, which the Board published in December, enhances accessibility and is responsive to industry trends and advancements in vehicle design and technology. It includes provisions that improve ramp and communication access, address level boarding systems, and incorporate updated standards for wheelchair securement systems. In addition, presenters will discuss research on bus accessibility that is currently underway by the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access.
Visit www.accessibilityonline.org for more information or to register. Archived copies of previous Board webinars are available on the site. The webinar series is made available in cooperation with the ADA National Network.
SOURCE: Press Release 

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