Bill R Botten

Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services
U.S. Access Board


William (Bill) R. Botten, an Exercise Physiology graduate from the University of Kansas, joined the US Access Board in May of 2000. Previously, he was Director of the Office of Accessible Seating/Services for Centre Management, a national sports arena management company. His responsibilities included ensuring compliance with State and Federal accessibility requirements at all managed properties, as well as working with design and construction officials during arena construction and alterations. His training experience includes hundreds of presentations over the last 20 years to local, state, and national audiences on injury prevention, disability awareness and sensitivity, and accessibility issues. He was part of a team that developed the new combined guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act. Bill specializes in access issues related to recreation facilities and outdoor developed areas. He also provides technical assistance to the building design and construction industry as well as State and Federal agencies and consumers with disabilities.

Session History

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