Upcoming U.S. Access Board Accessibility webinars

Upcoming U.S. Access Board Accessibility webinars

Coming up this week, are two webinars that are part of the U.S. Access Board’s free monthly webinar series covering: 1) accessible play surfaces and 2) new guidelines the Board issued for outdoor developed areas on federal sites.

These webinars were originally planned for earlier this month but were rescheduled due to the government shutdown. The Webinar on Accessible Play Surfaces is scheduled for November 7, and Webinar on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas is scheduled for November 8. For more information click here, which includes registration instructions.

Sessions are 90 minutes in length starting at 11:30am Pacific unless otherwise noted.
Sessions are offered free of charge. All sessions are closed captioned via the webinar platform.

Questions for the webinars can be submitted in advance through this website. These webinars are free and LA CES credits are available.

Webinar on Accessible Play Surfaces, Nov 7, 2013
The Access Board and the National Center on Accessibility recently completed a longitudinal study on playground surfaces. The purpose of the study was to examine how various surfaces performed over time in terms of accessibility and safety. Details on engineered wood fiber, poured in place rubber, rubber tiles, and other hybrid surface systems performed during the study will be addressed in this session.

Webinar on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, Nov 8, 2013
On September 26, 2013, the Access Board issued final guidelines covering access to trails, picnic and camping facilities, viewing areas, and beach access routes on sites managed by the federal government. The new guidelines will apply to these elements and spaces as developed or altered by federal land management agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Army Corps of Engineers. In this webinar, presenters will review the scoping and technical requirements of the new guidelines and explain their implementation as standards under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), including effective dates.

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