National Federation of the Blind congratulates Dr. Sachin Pavithran

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National Federation of the Blind congratulates Dr. Sachin Pavithran

Experienced Accessibility Advocate to Head Access Board

Baltimore, Maryland (December 8, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, today congratulated Dr. Sachin D. Pavithran, who has just been appointed as the new executive director of the United States Access Board.

“Dr. Pavithran has distinguished himself as a practical, thoughtful, and passionate leader in disability policy for many years, as evidenced by his excellent advocacy for accessibility through his work as policy director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, his membership on the Access Board, his participation in our own research and development committee, and more,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “I am glad to call him a friend and continue to draw on his expertise, knowing him to be an individual of considerable talent, vision, and integrity. We are proud that he will be the first blind person to lead the Access Board’s continuing work to promote equal access for all people with disabilities.”

Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
410-659-9314, extension 2330
410-262-1281 (cell)