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On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted the Access and Mobility for All Summit to raise awareness of DOT and government-wide efforts to improve access and mobility for people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income and identify priority Federal and non-Federal activities and innovations that can provide more efficient, affordable, and accessible vehicles and mobility services such as transit and ridesharing.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a draft of its first Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation (Strategic Plan), a noteworthy step in making America’s transportation system more accessible for all travelers.
The draft Strategic Plan reflects...
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U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Comment on Proposal to Improve the Accessibility of Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Air Carrier Access Act regulation on the accessibility of lavatories on single-aisle aircraft. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Accessible Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft can be found HERE and provides the public with 60 days to...
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Formation and Membership of the Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the formation of the Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee (ACAA Advisory Committee) and the appointment of 19 members. The ACAA Advisory Committee is being established pursuant to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (FAA Act). The Committee’s charter is available...
DOT Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Agrees on Future Measures to Improve Accessibility of Aircraft Lavatories and In-Flight Entertainment
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that its negotiated rulemaking committee, the ACCESS Advisory Committee, has reached an important agreement to improve the accessibility of lavatories on single-aisle aircraft and of in-flight entertainment. The ACCESS Advisory Committee, which was established to develop a proposed rule concerning accommodations for air travelers with disabilities, included a DOT official and representatives of airlines, persons with...
Employees with visual disabilities use different types of alternative formats that may include large print, electronic/diskette, Braille, or audiotape. The DOT Disability Resource Center (DRC) urges employees and supervisors to begin creating accessible documents and to learn about the benefits of DRC services.Whether you're a supervisor, co-worker of an employee with a visual disability, or if you're sponsoring a meeting or event, information must be provided in alternative formats to...
A summary of important links and policies regarding accessibility issues.