THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARILYN GOLDEN AND SOY WILLIAMS TO THE ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD President Clinton today announced the reappointment of Marilyn
Golden and the appointment of Soy Williams to serve as members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board).
Marilyn Golden, of Oakland, California, is a Policy Analyst at the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), the nation's foremost national law and policy center on disability civil rights. She has been closely involved with the Americans with Disabilities Act through its proposal, passage, and implementation. She is the principal author of the DREDF publication, The ADA, and Implementation Guide. Ms. Golden also has authored many articles, and received a number of awards for her efforts on behalf of the integration of people with disabilities. Ms. Golden received a B.A. from Brandeis University.
Soy Williams of Hume, Virginia, is the Government Relations Director of the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC), which seeks to establish a single set of comprehensive and coordinated model building codes for the United States and beyond. Ms. Williams has worked for organizations and government agencies overseeing laws for disability rights, where her primary accomplishments were in the areas of building codes, standards, and regulations. She was instrumental in developing policies and strategies to influence the recommendations of the Federal Advisory Committees for the purpose of revising the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines. Ms. Williams received her B.A. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.
The Access Board is a federal regulatory agency with a governing board of 25 members. The Access Board establishes minimum guidelines for accessibility under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and also provides technical assistance on architectural, transportation, and communications access.