Assistant Project Director, Southeast ADA Center
Pamela Williamson is the Assistant Project Director of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University. The Southeast ADA Center, funded in 1991, is one of ten regional information centers on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education. Ms. Williamson has served for 11 years as the Southeast ADA Center - Director of Training and Technical Assistance, where she coordinated the project's core services of training and technical assistance. Ms. Williamson is an expert on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Air Carrier Access Act, accessible information technology, and building effective grassroots networks.
Ms. Williamson has also been instrumental in developing and implementing four online courses: ADA Basic Building Blocks (public version), Basic ADA Building Blocks (moderated version), At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, she assisted in the development of the curriculum Serving Customers with Disabilities in Air Travel. To date, over 20,000 people have taken these courses to rave reviews.
Prior to her position with the Southeast ADA Center, she worked as the Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) Coordinator and Advocate for the Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities in South Carolina. Her past experience also includes working with children who receive special education services and geriatric populations.
Ms. Williamson has close family members with significant disabilities and has worked professionally with people with disabilities for over 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.