Thibault, Lois  E. L.

Lois E. L. Thibault

Coordinator of Research

The Access Board

1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20004-1111

Voice: 202-272-0023

TTY: 202-272-0082

FAX: 202-272-0081

thibault@access-board.gov

Mrs. Thibault, a licensed architect, joined the Access Board in January 1992 to direct its technical training activities. In 1998 she became responsible for the Board's research program. In addition, she assists in the agency's rulemaking responsibilities, currently on Public Rights-of-Way and Classroom Acoustics, part of the Board's ongoing work to develop more specific accessibility guidelines for facilities covered by the ADA. Lois also develops the Board's advisory bulletins on ADAAG specifications, provides technical assistance to public and private entities, and conducts and participates in training and education programs for the Board. In 1999, she authored "Accessible Rights-of-Way", a design guide for sidewalk, street crossing, and pedestrian facility accessibility.

Her previous work included almost a decade in the private practice of architecture - largely commercial - in the Washington, DC area, and six years with The American Institute of Architects. She has also consulted on accessibility with a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors and serves on the board of The Washington Ear, a radio reading and dial-in service for persons with visual impairments.