The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, September 9-11, 2019, at the times and location listed below.
Advisory Guidelines for Aircraft Onboard Wheelchairs
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (hereafter, ``Access Board,'' ``Board,'' or ``we'') invites public comment on proposed non-binding advisory guidelines for wheelchairs used within aircraft cabins primarily to transport individuals with disabilities between seat and lavatory, which we refer to as ``onboard wheelchairs.'' The Access Board is developing these advisory guidelines as technical assistance to air carriers by providing one example of how they might satisfy performance standards for onboard wheelchairs on covered aircraft, which the Department of Transportation (DOT) expects to establish in a forthcoming rulemaking under the Air Carrier Access Act. Even if adopted by the Access Board, these guidelines will not be legally binding on any regulated entity. Whether, or to what extent, DOT subsequently references, incorporates, or adopts these guidelines falls under the department's exclusive authority.