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Standards for Accessibility Exhibition on Capitol Hill Planned for U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities now available

New York, Aug 13, 2010

On behalf of the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) Planning Committee, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce the Standards for Accessibility exhibition on Capitol Hill, to be held on September 24, 2010.

Part of the overall 2010 U.S. Celebration of WSD, the Standards for Accessibility Hill outreach event is being held in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This event will feature exhibits from a number of standards developing organizations highlighting the role that standards play in achieving universal access for all populations.

The U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day (WSD) will take place on September 23, 2010, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.

The event is organized annually by a planning committee consisting of representatives from across the standards and conformity assessment community, and is co-chaired by ANSI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) serves as the administrating organization for 2010.

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The different abilities and needs of people across the country have led to a myriad of accessibility issues and requirements 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, accessibility solutions allow for the greatest number of people to enjoy many aspects of everyday life that may otherwise be unmanageable. Standards have a critical influence on accessibility across all industries and around the globe.

The Capitol Hill event will be held in the Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room on September 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A simple lunch will be served. To download the event flyer, click here.

Exhibiting organizations include:

  • Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions
  • American National Standards Institute
  • ASTM International
  • Consumer Electronics Association
  • International Code Council
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • National Institute of Building Sciences
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • SAE International
  • Standards Engineering Society
  • Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Toy Industry Association
  • Underwriters Laboratories

A limited number of opportunities are now available for additional organizations who wish to exhibit at this event and join as an overall sponsor of the U.S. Celebration of WSD. Starting at $1,000, sponsorship is available on multiple levels and includes both Hill event exhibition space and other benefits offered to WSD sponsors, including recognition in promotional materials, complimentary admission to the WSD reception and dinner on September 23, and more. To learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for the Standards for Accessibility event on Capitol Hill, contact Liz Neiman, ANSI director of communications and public relations (eneiman@ansi.org; 212.642.4911).

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