Designer Shelley Siegel, principal of the Siegel Design Group and founder and CEO of the Universal Design & Education Network, has been named to the U.S. Access Board. The board is tasked with regulating and implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act and provides design criteria, technical assistance, and training, as well as issuing accessibility standards for the built environment.
Siegel, who has a degree in Interior Design and a master’s in Gerontology, is a licensed interior designer in Florida with extensive residential, office, hospitality and health care design experience. She is NCIDQ certified and a member of the College of Fellows of the American Society of Interior Designers.
“We applaud President Obama’s decision to appoint a licensed interior designer to the U.S. Access Board,” shares ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “Shelley is a pioneer and testament to the fact that interior designers are experts on designing for and meeting accessibility standards in the built environment. It has always been a priority for ASID and our members to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to places where they live, work, play and heal. Shelley is an inspiration to us all. I am confident she will bring a tremendous wealth of knowledge and understanding to the U.S. Access Board.”