Friday, August 12, 2011

Access Board Meeting in Dallas


Below is information for a meeting on guidelines for "public rights of way."  If you need further details or information please contact Neva Fairchild at American Foundation for the Blind at 214 438-5316.  Thanks.




The U.S. Access Board proudly invites you to

an all-day meeting being held on


September 12, 2011


at the


Sheraton Dallas

400 North Olive Street

Dallas, TX   75201




·         In the Morning… From 9:30 to 11:30 am, we will hold a public hearing on proposed guidelines for public rights-of-way which were published on July 26, 2011. These guidelines will address access to sidewalks, street crossings, and other components of pedestrian networks for people with disabilities.


·         Lunch—on your own


·         In the Afternoon… the Access Board will host two panel presentations from experts in the fields of: (1) state certified code implementation and (2) self-service transaction machines. After our invited speakers make their presentations, the Board will have an "open microphone session" for public comment.


We welcome your attendance and participation at these events.  If you are interested in providing testimony during the morning hearing, you are encouraged to contact Kathy Roy Johnson at or (202) 272-0041 (voice); (800) 993-2822 (TTY). 

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