Josh Schorr has been appointed Training Coordinator in the Office of Technical and Information Services at the U.S. Access Board. In this role, Schorr will oversee the agency’s training program by fielding training requests, coordinating educational sessions and webinars, and assigning Board staff. The Board provides trainings on its accessibility guidelines and standards, including those for buildings and facilities, outdoor developed areas, transit systems, information and communication technology, and medical diagnostic equipment, at various events and conferences across the country.
The Board’s training program also includes free monthly webinars on the built environment and Section 508 best practices through partnerships with the ADA National Network and the Federal Chief Information Officers Council’s Accessibility Community of Practice, respectively. Archived AccessibilityOnline webinars and archived Section 508 webinars are available on Great Lakes ADA Center’s website.
Schorr has been working for the Board since 2010 when he was originally hired as a contractor to create animations on different topics to help design professionals understand the reason and method of application of the requirements in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Standards. In 2016, he provided more graphic and layout design for the online and printed Guide to the ADA Standards and Guide to the ABA Standards. In 2019, Schorr was hired full-time as an Accessibility Specialist to provide additional services, such as technical assistance, training and presentations on the ADA and ABA Standards, and contributions to rulemaking. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Multimedia Design from the University of Oregon.