U.S. Access Board to Hold Town Hall Meeting in New York City on May 15

U.S. Access Board to Hold Town Hall Meeting in New York City on May 15

 
This is a reminder that the U.S. Access Board will hold a town hall meeting in New York City on May 15. At the event, the Board will provide briefings on its work, including new guidelines it recently released on emergency transportable housing and guidelines issued last fall covering outdoor developed areas on federal sites. There also will be panel discussions on various topics and open question and answer sessions.

All events are open to the public and will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in lower Manhattan. People can attend all events or just those of particular interest. For further information, contact Kathy Johnson at johnson@access-board.gov, (202) 272-0041 (voice), or (202) 272-0065 (TTY). The Board requests that attendees refrain from wearing perfume, cologne and other fragrances for the comfort of all participants.

U.S. Access Board Briefings and Panel Discussions
May 15, 9:30 - 4:00
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, 6th Floor, Conference Rooms A/B
26 Federal Plaza at Broadway and Worth
(Visitors should use the Boardway entrance and allow time to get through security.)

Program
9:30 - 12:00

Opening remarks by Victor Calise, Commissioner of the New York Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
Board Briefing: Final Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas
Panel Discussion: Taxicab Accessibility in New York City
includng: Jim Weisman, United Spinal Association Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Janice Schacter Lintz, Chair, Hearing Access Program, and Marc Klein, Vice President, Airports Nationwide, Clean Energy
Panel Discussion: U.S. Department of Justice ADA Enforcement Actions 
featuring David Kennedy, Chief of the Civil Rights Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Public Question and Answer Period
1:30 - 4:00

Board Briefing: Supplementary Guidelines on Emergency Transportable Housing
Panel Discussion: Rebuilding after Super Storm Sandy
including: Susan Dooha, Executive Director for the Center for Independence of the Disabled, Rosemary Lamb, Director, Division of Advocacy, NY State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, Edith Prentiss, Disability Advocate, and Marcie Roth, Director of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Public Question and Answer Period
 

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