Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services
US Access Board
Peggy H. Greenwell has been an accessibility specialist with the US Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) since November l992. Her responsibilities include providing technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS). She specializes in access issues related to recreation facilities and is coordinating the development of accessibility guidelines for facilities such as: sports facilities, amusement parks, play areas, golf facilities, swimming pools, boating and fishing facilities, and outdoor developed areas. Her work includes responsibility for the coordination of the Board's recreation rulemaking and has included three federal advisory committees, two of which were regulatory negotiations.
She is also responsible for the agency's training program. This includes the development of training programs and material for diverse audiences. The Board provides training through partnerships with various professional and trade associations, providing between 80-100 training sessions per year."
Before joining the Board, she spent l7 years as a Division Manager with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George's County, Maryland. At this agency she was responsible for the Special Populations Division that provided Community-Based Therapeutic Recreation Program for Individuals with Disabilities. Her responsibilities also included ensuring that the Department met all Federal and State accessibility requirements for buildings and facilities. As the ADA Coordinator for this Department, she coordinated the survey work for more than 150 buildings and 240 outdoor sites.
She has a Bachelors in Science Degree from the University of Maryland in Recreation with a Therapeutic Recreation option and a Masters Degree from the University of Maryland, University College in General Administration. She is a frequent speaker before organizations in the design, construction, and facility management industries and has developed numerous training programs and seminars for those responsible for the application of the Accessibility Guidelines.