Allan Fraser

Announcing a Big Change Coming for e-ACCESS in 2017. 

Blog Post created by Allan Fraser Employee on Jan 3, 2017


Announcing a Big Change Coming for e-ACCESS in 2017.  

By Allan B. Fraser, CBI, CPCA, Senior Building Code Specialist


NFPA launched a “new” platform in June, 2015 called “Xchange”. It’s what’s called a “community” site. It not only allows anyone and everyone to post blogs, documents, pictures, videos etc., but it allows folks to post comments on the posts of others, chat back and forth and much more.


Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out. e-access


We’re going to add a new section to “Xchange” that will be surprisingly called “e-ACCESS”. It will go along with the existing Fire Protection Systems, Electrical, Emergency Response, Building & Life Safety, Industrial Hazards and Code Enforcement sections.


Xchange main screen shot


The concept is to have a central location for people with disabilities and others to connect on any and all subjects of interest to them just like all of our other stakeholders can on Xchange. You get the picture???


Screen shot of e-ACCESS section in Xchange


This issue, February, 2017 of e-ACCESS will not be the last PDF version but we will no longer post a multi-column version. Instead it has been duplicated in the new “Xchange” section so you’ll be able to compare and see how it works. Current e-ACCESS subscribers will be able to access it, via a link below, immediately to the Xchange section that will be going live to the world on Feb 27th at 2017 CSUN Conference on Technology and People with Disabilities in San Diego, California.


Xchange will be shown on the big screen that we have at the booth in the expo so attendees people to see, test and sign up right there. New material 3-4 times a day right from the CSUN Conference.


NFPA Booth at 2016 CSUN Conference in San Diego


We’re also planning to video tape my CSUN presentation on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 and posting it on the e-ACCESS section of Xchange within a day or two.


This is a very exciting project and I hope you’ll be excited too. Please log-in and sign up for your free access.