The Access Board and People with Hearing Loss

The Access Board and People with Hearing Loss

The Access Board
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111

The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. It operates with about 30 staff and a governing board of representatives from Federal departments and public members appointed by the President. Key responsibilities of the Board include:

 – developing and maintaining accessibility requirements for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology

 – providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards

 – enforcing accessibility standards for federally funded facilities