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U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2010
(Exhibition, Reception and Dinner)

WSD 2010
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 5:30 p.m. Reception and Exhibition
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Ceremony
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062

About the 2010 Theme

WSD 2010 Twenty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was enacted, fundamentally changing and improving the way that many Americans access the built environment, transportation, communication, and information technology. Today the ADA – together with the many different abilities and needs of people across the country – has led to a myriad of accessibility-related requirements and solutions in every industry. From technologies that are user-friendly for the deaf and blind communities, to physical environments that are accessible to persons with physical disabilities, to products that can be easily used by the elderly, today’s accessibility solutions allow for the greatest number of people to enjoy many aspects of everyday life that may otherwise be unmanageable.

This year, the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day – Standards for Accessibility – recognized  the critical role of model codes, standards, and conformity assessment activities in developing and maintaining the built environment, products, technologies, and systems that are accessible for persons with special needs.

Venue

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062

Contact Information

American National Standards Institute (co-chair)
Elizabeth Neiman
e-mail: eneiman@ansi.org

National Institute of Standards and Technology (co-chair)
Patrice Boulanger
e-mail: patrice.boulanger@nist.gov

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