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.
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.
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???
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.
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.