Barack Obama reappoints Indian-American Sachin Dev Pavithran to key administration post
Posted on: 07 May 2016 14:58:23
07 May 2016 Current Affairs: US President Barack Obama has reappointed Indian-American Sachin Dev Pavithran to a key independent government agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Mr. Pavithran has been reappointed as a Member of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally-funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design.
Pavithran : Pavithran was first appointed to Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board in 2012 and has served as Chair since 2015. He is Programme Director of Utah Assistive Technology Programme at Utah State University's Centre for Persons with Disabilities, a position he has held since 2011. He has served in a variety roles at the Centre since 2002, including Programme Coordinator and Disability Policy Analyst. He has more than 15 years of experience as a consultant in developing, testing, and training users of assistive technology and accessible websites. He serves on the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs National Board, the Research and Development Committee of the National Federation of the Blind, and the National Multicultural Council of the Association of University Centres for Disabilities. In 2016, Pavithran was selected as one of Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for his accomplishments in using technology to improve government operations.
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