Michael Graves, FAIA Appointed to U.S. Access Board

AIA-NJ Nominates Michael Graves to New Jersey Hall of FamePresident Obama recently appointed Michael Graves, FAIA to the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, also known as The Access Board.

Graves will devote his time to accessibility for people with disabilities.

“I am honored to have been appointed to the United States Access Board by President Obama,” Graves said.  “When I became paralyzed, I realized that as an architect and designer, and then a patient, I had a unique perspective.  As a result, I became passionate about using this perspective to improve healthcare and accessibility through design projects.  Now, as a member of the Access Board, I expect to provide national leadership on accessible design, and hope I can contribute on a grand scale.  I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board in pursuit of this important mission.”

The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.

For more information about The Access Board, click here.

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