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Access Board Senior Accessibility Specialist Bill Botten Retires

January 6, 2023

Bill Botten, the U.S. Access Board’s Senior Accessibility Specialist and Training Coordinator, has retired from federal service. A Board employee for 22 years, Botten contributed in many ways to the mission and vision of the agency, from co-developing the combined guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines, to leading the publication of accessibility guidelines for federal outdoor developed areas to providing technical assistance on accessible design.

He joined the Access Board in May of 2000 and was always an advocate for accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities, especially in recreational and outdoor environments. He helped advance accessibility in these unique facilities and other built environments through his hundreds of trainings and presentations to local, state, and national audiences.