David Capozzi is the Director of Technical and Information Services for the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board). At the Access Board, Mr. Capozzi supervises a staff that develops accessibility guidelines and standards under four different laws (Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998), provides technical assistance and training on the guidelines standards, and conducts research on accessibility issues.
Prior to joining the Access Board, Mr. Capozzi was the Vice President of Advocacy for the National Easter Seal Society and managed Project ACTION, a congressionally created national technical assistance program to promote cooperation between the disability community and transportation industry to improve access to transportation for people with disabilities and to help implement the Americans with Disabilities Act.
He also served as the National Advocacy Director for the Paralyzed Veterans of America. David testified in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act before the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation and was a member of the ADA „Legal team” for the disability community that helped craft the legislation. He also served as Chairman of the Federal Transit Administrations Americans with Disabilities Act Federal Advisory Committee and as the lead negotiator on a Federal Advisory Committee that negotiated regulations to implement the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986.
He graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Law and was an honors graduate and Phi Beta Kappa recipient of SUNY at Buffalo with an undergraduate degree in Psychology.