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Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities and Accessibility Professionals Association Announce Winners of 2012 Accessibility Awards

Wednesday, January 23, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD), in partnership with the Accessibility Professionals Association (APA), has announced the winners of the 2012 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 community contacts familiar with disability service issues.

Winners of the 2012 Accessibility Awards will be honored at a ceremony in conjunction with the APA Annual Conference and Training on Thursday, January 24, at 11:15 a.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, 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 of APA, at (972) 285-2445 or .

The 2012 APA/GCPD Accessibility Award winners are as follows:
Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center (College Station)
Owner: Texas A&M University - Sherry Wine, Director of Operations and Bill Cox, Manager of Facilities Services
Design Professional: Perkins & Will, Dallas - Richard Miller, primary contact
White Rock Hills Branch Library (Dallas)
Owner: City of Dallas Public Works and Transportation - Terry Williams, City of Dallas and Sandra King, Branch and District Manager
Design Professional: HOK - Stephen Brookover

 

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