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Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities: Part 2 (Inclusive Design of Autonomous Vehicles Webinar Series)


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. EST


Cost: Free


Format: Webinar


Where: Online/Web-based


Sponsored By:

U.S. Access Board

Description:

This session will continue discussion of communication accessibility in hailing and interacting with autonomous vehicles for passengers with hearing, visual, or cognitive disabilities.

Self-driving or “autonomous” vehicles stand to revolutionize road transportation in the U.S. and around the world. Their cutting-edge technologies and engineering innovations have the potential to significantly expand transit options for many people, including those with disabilities. It is important that autonomous vehicles (AVs) are designed to be inclusive of everyone.

This spring, the U.S. Access Board will host a four-part series of virtual meetings on making AVs accessible to passengers with disabilities. The Board will provide an open forum where members of the public and stakeholders can discuss considerations, challenges, and solutions in designing accessible AVs. The sessions will cover accessibility for passengers with mobility, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. The sessions are free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to pose questions and share comments, suggestions, and information.

The Board is hosting this webinar series jointly with other agencies, including the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Department of Health and Human Service’s Administration for Community Living [(ACL)].

The webinar series of four sessions is available through the Zoom platform. One webinar will be held every two weeks [(March 10-April 21, 2021)]. Each 90-minute webinar discussion will be recorded and supplemented by an online crowdsourcing dialogue platform that will be active for two weeks after each session. The sessions will begin with presentations by agency representatives and invited speakers who will review relevant sources and research and outline issues and questions for discussion. These presentations will be followed by an open dialogue with attendees through the webinar platform.



Registration:

Deadline to Register - April 21, 2021

Register by choosing the web link below or by going to the webinar series information at access-board.gov/av.

The webinar series online dialogue is available at https://transportationinnovation.ideascale.com/.

If you have questions contact Randall Duchesneau at events@access-board.gov or (202) 272-0044.

Contact For More Information:


U.S. Access Board
Phone: 800-872-2253 (voice) or 800-993-2822 (tty)
Email: events@access-board.gov
Fax: 202-272-0081
Web: Webinar Registration
(https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_FOFPmlQtRC6Jconf5-vvxg)


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