U.S. Access Board
Mario Damiani, Senior Compliance Specialist, has worked at the United States Access Board since February 2014. There, he handles complaints received as part of the Boardâ€™s Architectural Barriers Act compliance and enforcement program. This involves making legal determinations of jurisdiction, analyzing complaint allegations with respect to the applicable Federal accessibility standards, and, where violations of the standards are determined to exist, working with agencies to ensure that violations are remediated through corrective action.
Prior to joining the Access Board, Mario spent seven-and-a-half years working as a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Laborâ€™s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), where his work included projects related to accessible workplace technology, accessible social media, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ODEP's ePolicyWorks collaborative online policymaking tool, strategic planning and performance measurement, and the employment of individuals with disabilities by the Federal Government (Sections 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; Executive Order 13548) and Federal contractors (Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act).
Before entering Federal government service, Mario worked at the District of Columbia Department of Health as an Attorney-Advisor from 2003-2006 where, among other things, he handled issues related to the licensure of medical professionals in the District. He also worked as a law clerk at the District of Columbia Office of Bar Counsel from 2002-2003 assisting in the handling of attorney disciplinary matters, and as a law clerk for the Senior Judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 2001-2002.
Mario attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Politics (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1999 and Juris Doctor in 2001.