Establishing an Inclusive Direction for Campus Physical Environment Accessibility

Author: gabriel.merrell

Gabriel Merrell is Director of Access and Affirmative Action, and Deputy ADA Coordinator within Equal Opportunity and Access at Oregon State University. With 10+ years serving directly in an access and ADA Coordination role, Gabe’s major responsibilities include, analyzing, interpreting, and understanding disability laws, educating the Oregon State community on the inclusion of people with disabilities, overseeing all employee and community accommodations, and working on institutional culture change initiatives. Gabe has presented for many years at AHEAD, state AHEAD affiliate conferences, and other national conferences such as the National ADA Symposium on similar topics. Gabe is the past-president of the Oregon Association on Higher Education and Disability, and co-chairs the ADA Coordinator Special Interest Group for AHEAD.