Reminder:  U.S. Access Board to Hold Public Forum on Autonomous Vehicles (April 7)

Reminder: U.S. Access Board to Hold Public Forum on Autonomous Vehicles (April 7)

Graphic of autonomous busThe public is welcome to join the U.S. Access Board for a virtual meeting on inclusive design of autonomous vehicles on April 7 from 2:00 – 3:30 (ET). This event will focus on ride hailing and on-board communication for passengers with hearing, visual, or cognitive disabilities. 

The program features presentations by Dr. Cecilia Feeley and Andrea Lubin of Rutgers University, Dr. Robin Brewer of University of Michigan, Anil Lewis of National Federation of the Blind, and Dr. Christian Vogler of Gallaudet University. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions or to share information or comments. Attendance is free, but registration is required. 

This is the third session in a four-part series. The first two sessions on March 10 and 24 are available on the Board's YouTube Channel and covered accessibility for passengers with mobility disabilities in entering, maneuvering, securement in, and exiting autonomous vehicles. The final session in the series on April 21 will continue discussion of communication accessibility in hailing and interacting with autonomous vehicles for passengers with hearing, visual, or cognitive disabilities.  

Visit the Board's AV webpage for further information.