Vehicles Final Rule

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Description

The Board originally issued its ADA Accessibility Guidelines for transportation vehicles in 1991. New technologies and vehicles have been introduced into public transportation necessitating an update of the guidelines. This session will include a review of updates to the ADA guidelines for buses and vans and an overview of current research that will inform future rulemakings regarding circulation within a vehicle by people with mobility disabilities and other issues affecting accessibility to transportation vehicles.

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Speakers

Victor Paquet, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo

Brittany Perez, Occupational Therapist and Senior Research Associate, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, University of Buffalo

Juliet Shoultz, Transportation Engineer, Office of Technical and Information Services

Edward Steinfeld, Professor, University at Buffalo

Scott Windley, Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board