Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and Accessibility Professionals Association Announce Winners of 2011 Accessibility Awards
The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, in partnership with the Accessibility Professionals Association (APA), has announced the winners of the 2011 Accessibility Awards, which recognize businesses and organizations that go above and beyond the legal requirements to provide both physical and service accessibility to people with disabilities.
Nominations for the awards were submitted by individuals and organizations from communities throughout the state. Site visits and interviews were conducted by registered accessibility specialists with APA and local representatives familiar with disability service issues.
Winners of the 2011 Accessibility Awards will be honored at a ceremony in conjunction with the APA Annual Conference and Training on Friday, January 27, at 12:15 p.m. at the Austin Marriott Hotel North in Round Rock. The ceremony is open to the public.
For more information on the awards and the event, please contact Jo Virgil, Community Outreach and Information Coordinator for the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, at (512) 463-5740 or , or contact Fred Cawyer with APA, at (972) 285-2445 or
The 2011 award recipients are:
Mandolin Gardens Park (Houston)
Owner: MUD No. 230; President - Gary Simpson
Design Professional: Talley Landscape Architects, Inc - Merrie Tally
University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building (Richardson)
Owner: The University of Texas System Board of Regents
Design Professional: Perkins + Will - Richard Miller, AIA, LEED AP
City of San Antonio Historic River Walk Downtown (San Antonio)
Owner: City of San Antonio
Design Professional: Beaty Palmer Architects, Inc - Michael Beaty AIA, Principal
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