Debra Martins

Accessibility Specialist
U.S. Access Board


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 (FAOTA), has earned the American Occupational Therapy Association Specialty Certification in Environmental Modifications (SCEM), is a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), a National Association of Home Builders Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), and International WELL Building Institute WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP).