Director, Office of Technical and Information Services
US Access Board
Marsha K. Mazz is the Director of the Office of Technical and Information Services for the U.S. Access Board in Washington, DC. She has been with the board since 1989 and oversees the technical assistance programs for the ADA and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Her office is responsible for the continued development of the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines, the Section 508 Standards for Accessible Information and Communications Technology, and the Standards for Accessible Medical and Diagnostic Equipment. Her office includes the Board's research, training and technical assistance programs and provides on-line guidance as well as toll-free and e-mail responses to questions about the Board's guidelines and standards. She is the Access Boards representative to the model code organizations and is a member of the ICC/ANSI A117 Committee on Architectural Features and Site Design of Public Buildings and Residential Structures for Persons with Disabilities; and the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Disability Access Review Advisory Committee (DARAC). Her prior experience includes service with a center for independent living, as a member of the Maryland State Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, as a board member for the National Council on Independent Living and as chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee on Transportation for People with Disabilities.