Many of our members support individuals with disabilities who have the goal of losing weight. For members interested in policy discussions surrounding the accessibility of fitness equipment, we flag this announcement from the U.S. Access Board:
“The U.S. Access Board will host the event ‘Moving Forward: Access to Inclusive Fitness Equipment’ on July 14 from 1:00 – 3:15 pm (ET). The virtual event will feature panel discussions on the importance and need for all people to have access to fitness equipment to increase strength, function, independence, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It will feature presentations on the requisites for designing inclusive fitness equipment, the development of accessibility standards for fitness equipment, and implementation of accessible equipment.