The new board member, Senior Vice President of Accessibility Services Kleo King, represents United Spinal, an organization that has voiced their public opinion that the ratification of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is necessary if the United States wants to have an accessible future. With the company’s opinion backing her, it is to be expected that King will push the board to become more open minded and execute more UNCRPD related proposals. This means that the United States may see some United Nation’s practices being implemented, which can only help it’s accessibility initiatives.
Currently, Mrs. King is going over the proposed standards that the Access Board has put forth to bring to light any faults in the allowance for independent access to diagnostic equipment, while specifically focusing on transfer methods, including surfaces, railings, etc. With this new member of the board, we can expect to see new and well-designed standards that can help persons with disabilities in the United States.
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