Michael Richardson, MPA

Northwest ADA Center


Michael Richardson, MPA directs the Northwest ADA Center and is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Technical Assistance Unit. He provides technical assistance, training, continuing education, and technical consultation services related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state disability laws. His entire career has been in the field of disability-related services, having worked as a Job Coach/Job Developer with a Community Rehabilitation Provider and as a state vocational rehabilitation counselor/supervisor. In recent years, Michael has worked at the University of Washington as a human resources Disability Employment Specialist, Program Manager with the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT) Center, and as the Assistant Director of the Disability Resources for Students office. Having personal experience with hearing loss and involvement in the Deaf Community, Michael also specializes in providing information on accessibility and effective communication for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing