Executive Director of the National Center on Accessibility (NCA)
Dr. Sherril York is the Executive Director of the National Center on Accessibility. Committed to the full inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism, Sherril oversees NCA operations, the cooperative agreement between Indiana University and the National Park Service, collaborative partnerships and national initiatives. Sherril has over 30 years of experience in accessibility and disability in physical activity development, recreation activities, and adapted sports. She can often be found talking directly to practitioners in the field on methods to successfully include people with disabilities. Sherril has provided consultation to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Stature of Liberty and Ellis Island, Central Park Conservancy, Grand Canyon National Park and a number of exhibit design companies on accessible exhibits. Currently, she serves on the program planning committee for the National Recreation and Park Association Congress.
rior to joining NCA, Sherril was the Training/Outreach Coordinator at Oklahoma ABLE Tech, the state's assistive technology program located at Oklahoma State University. In addition, she has served as Associate Director for the American Humanics Program, and Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor in the School of HPER at the University of Northern Iowa, and Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University. She has a Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University with an emphasis in biomechanics and adapted physical education.