The United States Access Board will host, during the months of March and April, a four-part series of virtual meetings on making Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) accessible to passengers with disabilities.

 

The meetings will provide an open forum and encourage public dialogue through which stakeholders and interested citizens can discuss considerations, challenges, and solutions in the design of accessible, self-driving vehicles.

 

Two 90-minute sessions scheduled for March 10 and 24 will address access for passengers with mobility disabilities. Each meeting begins at 2:00pm Eastern Time. The April 7 and 21 sessions, also at 2:00pm, will focus on AV accessibility for passengers with sensory and cognitive disabilities.

 

An online discussion platform (ePolicyWorks) will remain active for two weeks following each session to gather further input and provide opportunities for additional dialogue and information. The discussions will relate to the subject of the most recent session.

 

For further details or to register for individual forum sessions, click here to visit the U.S. Access Board’s website. Specific questions can be directed to Randall Duchesneau III at events@accessboard.gov or (202) 272-0044. Registration is now open while the ePolicyWorks platform will be available beginning February 22.

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