Virginia Tech’s Pam Vickers, director of ADA and accessibility services in the Office for Equity and Accessibility, has been recognized for her commitment to ensuring equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities.
Vickers has earned the professional associate certification from the National Association of ADA Coordinators (NAADAC). The NAADAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating professionals about the requirements for and opportunities of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). It has established the largest network of ADA coordinators across the nation.
Vickers attended 66 hours of direct training over the course of more than two years to earn the professional associate certification, which is widely recognized as a leading credential for ADA professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and gain a more in-depth understanding of ADA compliance. The training was provided by several federal agencies, including the United States Department of Justice, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Access Board, and United States Department of Transportation.
In addition to her duties overseeing employment accommodations and physical and programmatic accessibility for Virginia Tech, Vickers is often called upon by peer institutions to share her knowledge about creating and maintaining a successful ADA office.
Vickers came to Virginia Tech in 2010 as the university’s ADA coordinator and served in that role until she was promoted to the director position in March 2016. Prior to Virginia Tech, Vickers worked as the disability services coordinator at Roanoke College from 2007-2010 and as a school psychologist for the Roanoke County school system from 1997-2006.
Written by Katie Huger, employee communications manager.