Federal Agency Responsible for Accessibility for People with Disabilities to Meet with Community at Ability360
This event is free. However, seating is limited. To ensure seating, please fill out the form below.
ACCESS BOARD, FEDERAL AGENCY WHOSE MISSION IS ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, PLANS TOWN HALL MEETING IN PHOENIX, MAY 23
PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 7, 2018): The United States Access Board, the only federal agency whose primary mission is accessibility for people with disabilities, has scheduled a Town Hall from 1:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at the Ability360 Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Center, 5025 E. Washington St. in Phoenix.
The purpose of the Town Hall is to allow the public to pose questions to the Board and share accessibility-related comments or concerns. Panel discussions with local speakers on specific topics are being scheduled. An assistive listening system, communication access real-time translation and sign language interpreters will be available.
Attendees are requested to refrain from using perfumes, colognes and other fragrances for the comfort of all participants.
The U.S. Access Board promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical-diagnosis equipment and information technology.
The Access Board is comprised of 12 representatives from Federal departments and 13 members of the public appointed by the President.
Ability360 Vice President of Employment Services Susan Webb served on the board from 1988-1992 on an appointment by President Ronald Reagan. There is no current Arizona representative on the board.
At the May 23 meeting, the agenda includes welcoming remarks and an overview of the board from 1:30-2 p.m.; panel discussions from 2-3 p.m. and an open Question-and-Answer session from 3-4 p.m.
Registration is not required, it is encouraged. Register through form above.
Access Board meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. An assistive listening system, computer assisted real-time transcription and sign language interpreters will be available.
Anyone interested, but unable to attend in person can provide comment by telephone. Please pre-register by email by May 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Access Board meeting – Public Comment” in the subject line. Email should include your name and comment topic. A call-in number and password will be provided before the meeting, which will broadcast live. For more information, contact Dave Yanchulis at email@example.com or call (202) 272-0026 (voice) or (202) 272-0027 (TTY) or visit www.access-board.gov