Bill R Botten

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services
U.S. Access Board


Bill Botten, serves as the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the U.S. Access Board. The Access Board is an independent federal agency that develops and maintains accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and information technology under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws. Botten an Exercise Physiology graduate from the University of Kansas, joined the Access Board in May of 2000. His training experience includes hundreds of presentations over the last 30 years to local, state, and national audiences on injury prevention, disability awareness and sensitivity, and accessibility issues. Botten was part of a team that developed the new combined guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act and he specializes in access issues related to recreation facilities and outdoor developed areas.

Session History

12/05/2019 - Accessible Restaurants and Bars
08/01/2019 - Accessible Education Facilities
07/11/2019 - Accessible Transient Lodging
05/02/2019 - Accessible Sales and Service Counters
03/07/2019 - Accessible Entrances, Doors, and Gates
12/06/2018 - Common Sources of Confusion in the ADA and ABA Standards
11/01/2018 - Accessible Exterior Routes and Surfaces
06/07/2018 - Accessible Airport Terminals
05/03/2018 - Recreation Facilities - A Refresher
03/01/2018 -  Open Q & A
02/01/2018 - Outdoor Developed Areas (A Refresher)
12/07/2017 - Looking Ahead - "Frontier Accessibility Issues"
09/07/2017 - Open Q & A
05/04/2017 - Accessible Fitness Facilities and Exercise Equipment
09/01/2016 - Open Q & A
08/04/2016 -  Accessible Parking and Passenger Loading Zones - Advanced
11/05/2015 - Accessible Trails
07/02/2015 -  Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas – Question and Answer Session
02/05/2015 - Accessible Play Areas - “Advanced Session”
10/02/2014 - Accessibility Standards - “Building Blocks” - A Refresher
05/01/2014 - Open Question and Answer Session: Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards for Trails, Camping and Picnic Facilities, Viewing Areas, and Beach Access Routes
11/08/2013 - FINAL RULE - Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility...
03/07/2013 - Open Questions and Answers Session
01/03/2013 - Accessible Amusement Rides
06/07/2012 - Accessible Miniature Golf Courses
01/05/2012 - Accessible Golf Courses
08/04/2011 - Accessible Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities
05/05/2011 - Open Question and Answer Session with Access Board Accessibility Specialists
03/03/2011 - Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas
12/02/2010 - Accessible Play Areas
11/04/2010 - Accessible Airport Terminals
10/15/2002 - Access to Recreation: Overview of the newly released Recreation Facility