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The Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) rulemaking has concluded. The PROWAG final rule has been published in the Federal Register. Please visit the Access Board’s PROWAG page for the guidelines.

Access Board Staff

Debra Martins

Accessibility Specialist
Office of Technical and Information Services

Debra Martins portrait photograph

Debra Martins is an Accessibility Specialist with the U.S. Access Board where she provides technical assistance and training on design standards for accessible buildings, facilities, and public right-of-way. 

Martins brings occupational therapy experience as a clinician, educator, and business owner. She brings a diverse skill set consulting on projects within healthcare, public health, education, employment, housing, and mobility/transportation industries with a focus on accessibility and/or Universal Design. She earned a Master’s in Education degree from Bowling Green State University, a graduate certificate in assistive technology from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Elizabethtown College. Martins has been named a Fellow to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), has earned the AOTA Specialty Certification in Environmental Modifications, and is a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America certified Assistive Technology Professional and a National Association of Home Builders Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and International WELL Building Institute WELL Accredited Professional.