The Board is a leading source of information on accessible design that was created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities.
In a statement President Obama said ” He and other key administration appointees are dedicated individuals who bring a wealth of experience and talent to their roles, and he is proud to have them serve in his Administration.
Pavithran was first appointed to the Board in 2012 and has served as Chair since 2015. He is Programme Director of the Utah Assistive Technology Progamme at the state University’s Centre for Persons with Disabilities, a position he has held since 2011. He has served in a variety of roles and has more than 15 years experience as a consultant in developing, testing, and training users of assistive technology and accessible websites.
He serves on the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programmes National Board, the Research and Development Committee of the National Federation of the Blind, and the National Multicultural Council of the Association of University Centres for Disabilities.
In 2016 he was selected as one of Government Technology’s Top Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for his accomplishment in using technology to improve government operations.