U.S. Access Board Elects Regina Blye as Vice Chair (TX UCEDD)

April 25, 2016

The U.S Access Board unanimously elected Regina Blye as its Vice Chair. Blye, a Board member from Austin, Texas, is the Executive Director of the Texas State Independent Living Council where she works collaboratively with a Governor-appointed statewide board of directors and staff to build a more visible and informed community. She is a member of the Texas Center for Disability Studies Community Advisory Council, as well as several national and statewide boards such as the SILC Congress, NCIL, APRIL, Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council, Access Empowerment, and the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities.

The U.S. Access Board is structured to function as a coordinating body among Federal agencies and to directly represent the public, particularly people with disabilities. Half of its members are representatives from most of the Federal departments. The other half is comprised of members of the public appointed by the President. The terms of Board chair and vice chair are limited to one year.