About the Authors
Janet Zeller is the national accessibility program manager for the Forest Service and is based in Washington, DC. She began her Forest Service career in 1991 and has worked in the field of accessibility for more than two decades. She is the team leader for the Forest Service accessibility program and for the development and implementation of the program and accessibility policies. She also teaches accessibility and universal design for programs and facilities at a wide range of training sessions nationally. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree from the University of Rhode Island.
Ruth Doyle is the recreation, engineering, archeology, lands, and minerals staff officer at the Cibola National Forest. She was the Forest Service's representative on the U.S. Access Board's Outdoor Developed Areas Regulatory Negotiation Committee. This committee developed the preliminary accessibility guidelines for picnic areas, campgrounds, beach access routes, and trails on which the Outdoor Developed Areas Accessibility Guidelines are based. She has a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is a registered landscape architect in New Mexico.
Kathleen Snodgrass came to the Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) as a project leader in 2001 She began her career with the Forest Service at the Nez Perce National Forest, working in facilities, landscape architecture, land line, and general engineering before serving as the facilities architect for about 7 years. She also spent about 10 years working in highway design and construction with the Idaho Division of Highways after graduating from Washington State University in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in architectural studies.
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