ADA Coordinators Knowledge & Practice Community

"As social movements mature, they begin to look beyond the letter of the law, which emphasizes ethics and values, and promulgate systemic changes in attitudes, behaviors and institutional structures." - Leslie Kanes Weisman

ADA K&P Chairs:

Gabriel Merrell
Director, Access and Affirmative Action,
Deputy ADA Coordinator

Oregon State University


Tina Vires
Director, Office of Accessibility Resources and Services
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Emily Lucio

Emily Singer Lucio She/Her/Hers

ADA/504 Coordinator

University of Maryland, College Park


Mission & Goals


The mission of the ADA Knowledge & Practice Community is to support ADA Coordinators and other disability service providers in their efforts to ensure access to postsecondary programs and facilities for individuals with disabilities.


  • The ADA K&P will maintain a forum to share strategies, resources, policies, procedures and practices that address both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other mandates.
  • The ADA K&P will identify and share resources that are relevant to our work with diverse populations including, but not limited to students (dual credit, credit, non-credit), employees, administrators, campus guests, and community members.
  • The ADA K&P will meet during the annual International AHEAD Conference. Check the program schedule for meeting time and location.

ADA K&P Online Community

AHEAD Members can join the ADA K&P Online Community.
The content of this website is provided by ADA K&P participants for educational purposes and does not necessarily reflect the position of AHEAD and does not constitute a legal opinion.