THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAMELA YOUNG-HOLMES AND DONNA SORKIN AS MEMBERS OF THE ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE ACCESS BOARD
The President today announced his intention to appoint Pamela Young-Holmes and Donna Sorkin as members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Access Board.
Pamela Young-Holmes has worked on education- related and communications accessibility issues for almost twenty years and has made a significant contribution to ADA implementation efforts since 1990. She was selected for participation in the EEOC/Department of Justice National ADA Training and Implementation Network and was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice to the position of Chair of the Communications Subcommittee of the Wisconsin ADA Interdisciplinary Committee on Court- Related Needs of the Elderly and People with Disabilities. She also serves on the Wisconsin ADA Statewide Coordinating Committee. Ms. Young-Holmes received her Masters in Deaf Education from the University of Tennessee in 1976 and earned her undergraduate degree from Galluadet University in 1974.
Donna L. Sorkin has lived and worked with a hearing loss for all of her adult life. She currently serves as Executive Director of Self Help for Hard-of- Hearing People, Inc., the preeminent national organization representing the estimated 24 million Americans with hearing loss. Ms. Sorkin received a Master of City Planning from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in 1975 and earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1973.
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Access Board's functions include (1) insuring compliance with the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968; (2) establishing and maintaining minimum guidelines and requirements for standards issued pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and (3) developing advisory guidelines for and providing technical assistance to individuals or entities with rights or duties under the ADA.