Michael Richardson directs the Northwest ADA Center and provides technical assistance, training, continuing education, and technical consultation services related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state disability laws. His entire career has been in the field of disability-related services, having worked in the vocational rehabilitation field, as a human resources Disability Employment Specialist at the University of Washington, as a Program Manager with the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT) Center, and as the Assistant Director of the Disability Resources for Students office.
Having personal experience with hearing loss and involvement in the Deaf Community, Mr. Richardson also specializes in providing information on accessibility and effective communication for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Mr. Richardson holds a B.S. from California State University, Northridge and a MPA from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington.