Ray Bloomer

NCA Director of Education and Technical Assistance and NPS Accessibility Specialist
National Park Service Accessibility Branch and National Center on Accessibility


Ray began his NPS career at Independence National Historic Park in 1976 and continued on to Boston National Historic Park, the NPS North Atlantic Regional Office and then on as the Chief of Interpretation at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. As an employee of the National Park Service he has been duty stationed at the National Center on Accessibility, where Ray is the Director of Education and Technical Assistance. Ray provides consultation and technical assistance for both physical and programmatic accessibility. This includes interpretive programing and exhibit design as well as outdoor developed areas, such as trails, beaches and picnic areas, etc.

He has been active in the integration of accessibility and historic preservation both within the National Park Service and other federal, state and local agencies, organizations and groups. He has also served as a consultant on projects of national significance and has served as a subject matter expert for the US Department of Justice.

He was the 2009 recipient of the National Accessibility Leadership Achievement Award presented by the National Park Service. In 2010, he was awarded the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Award for Excellence in Accessibility Leadership. In 2016, Ray celebrated his 40th anniversary with the National Park Service.