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U.S. Access Board to Hold Town Hall Meeting and Training Event in Indianapolis on May 21

U.S. Access Board to Hold Town Hall Meeting and Training Event in Indianapolis on May 21

Indianpolis skylineThe U.S. Access Board will hold a town hall meeting in Indianapolis on the afternoon of May 21 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The event will provide an open forum where members of the public can pose questions to the Board or share comments or concerns about accessibility for people with disabilities. There also will be panel discussions with area speakers on accessible recreation and outdoor environments, the Indiana AgrAbility Project, and local compliance initiatives under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The event will take place in the Pacers Square Room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse from2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Registration is not required. An assistive listening system, computer assisted real-time transcription, and sign language interpreters will be available. Attendees are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances for the comfort of all participants. The meeting will not be streamed online.
ADA Standards (cover)Earlier in the day, the Board will also offer free training sessions on the ADA Accessibility Standards at the town hall site. There will be a program on how to apply the standards and common sources of confusion (9:00 am – 10:30 am). This will be followed by a session on recreation facilities and outdoor sites (10:45 am – 12:15 pm). Advance registration is not required, and participants can attend either or both sessions. Qualified attendees can earn continuing education credits from the American Institute of Architects.
For further information, contact Dave Yanchulis at yanchulis@access-board.gov, (202) 272–0026 (v), or (202) 272–0027 (TTY).
U.S. Access Board Training and Town Hall Meeting, May 21Bankers Life Fieldhouse logo
Pacers Square at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
125 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN

Training Session on the ADA Accessibility Standards (free)
 • 8:00 – 9:00     Registration & Welcome
 • 9:00 – 10:30   Application of the Standards & Common Sources of Confusion (1.5 CEUs)
 • 10:30 – 10:45 Break
 • 10:45 – 12:15 Recreation Facilities & Outdoor Sites (1.5 CEUs)
Town Hall Meeting
 • 2:00 – 2:15     Opening Remarks
 • 2:15 – 3:30     Panel Discussions
 • 3:30 – 4:30     Overview of the Access Board & Open Forum

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