Blogger Profile: Donna Smith
Donna Smith is the director of training for Easterseals Project ACTION. She has more than 35 years experience as a professional in the field of disability advocacy, and she spent most of those years as a training and technical assistance specialist on disability-related laws and issues.
Since 2002, Donna has focused specifically on transportation issues. Her areas of knowledge in the field of accessible transportation include community approaches to implement systems, change needed to improve accessible transportation, travel training, coalition building, the transit experience from the customer's perspective, the increasing role of technology in transportation access, the accessible pedestrian environment, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rights and responsibilities. Her strongest skills are the ability to communicate clearly and to help diverse groups find common ground from which to seek and create solutions.
Donna understands firsthand the essential role of accessible, affordable transportation in the lives of people with disabilities, and it is both her job and her passion to help find solutions to transportation needs.
She is a graduate of Mississippi State University and has earned ADA Coordinator certification from the Great Plains ADA Center and The University of Missouri.
Find Donna's blog posts on the Easterseals Blog now. Here are some of her posts:
- Best ways to get around rural areas when you have a disability
- Nearly half of all guide dog teams say they've been attacked
- Following the rules with service animals