Michael Horton

Accessible Design & Development Advisor Office of Government-wide Policy
General Services Administration


Michael Horton is a Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist with the Office of Government-wide Policy at the General Services Administration (GSA) providing technical assistance to federal agencies on Section 508.

Mr. Horton is an accessibility and technology professional with nearly 30 years of experience in website and web-based application development. He is a compliance subject matter expert, DHS Certified Trusted Tester, and digital accessibility advocate who joined the General Services Administration, Office of Government-wide Policy’s IT Accessibility Program in 2018 as a Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist supporting agencies in their efforts to ensure independence and the dignity of work for people with disabilities.

Prior to joining GSA, Michael served as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Section 508 Program Manager for eight years and enjoyed twelve years with America Online (AOL) as a software engineer, front-end web developer, partner advocate, and online community standards policy and compliance specialist.