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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

U.S. Access Board Webinar (August 3) : Surface Roughness and Rollability Research on Wheelchair Travel

laptop with Access Board sealThe next webinar in the U.S. Access Board's free monthly series will take place August 3 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and cover the results from a Board study that assessed how the roughness of pathway surfaces impacts wheelchair travel. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Human Engineering Research Laboratories used subject testing to measure body vibrations resulting from travel across various types of bumpy or uneven surfaces, including existing sidewalks and simulated surfaces. The results were used to develop a new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard for measuring the roughness of pedestrian surfaces. Presenters will review the study findings as well as the resulting ASTM standard.

Visit www.accessibilityonline.org for more information or to register for the webinar. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits. The webinar series is hosted by the ADA National Network in cooperation with the Board. 
Archived copies of previous U.S. Access Board webinars are available on the site.

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