Accessibility Specialist (NCA)
Alice Voigt joined NCA in 2006 as an Accessibility Specialist. Since then, she has conducted accessibility assessments from Denali (Alaska) to Everglades (Florida) National Parks and has become one of the most knowledgeable assessors of recreation facilities in the country. Alice coordinates the NCA park assessment process, provides technical assistance, and serves as an instructor for NCA training courses. In addition, she assists with NCA research and consultation as needed. Alice is fluent on the relationship between program access and the assessment of support facilities, especially with outdoor developed areas. She has completed assessments of municipal park agencies such as the Crystal Lake (Illinois) Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Will County (Illinois), along with National Parks such as the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Grant-Kohrs Ranch, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Alice has presented on accessibility issues at national conferences, including those hosted by the National Recreation and Park Association and the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability. On the Indiana University-Bloomington campus, Alice is the co-chairperson of the Disability Roundtable, a collective group of individuals that meet to promote access and inclusion on campus. Alice also serves as a guest lecturer to IU classes on topics such as the ADA standards and employment provisions.
Prior to joining NCA, Alice was the Accessibility Coordinator at the Southwest Center for Independent Living in Springfield, Missouri. There she assisted consumers with advocacy efforts, coordinated a home modification program and conducted assessments throughout an eight county area. Alice also has eight years of experience working in Student Affairs at several colleges and universities. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Arts from Allegheny College and her graduate degree in Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.