Admin

Jay Cardinali
ADA Compliance Officer

Phone: (407) 250-6248
Email: [email protected]

Jay Cardinali serves as the District’s ADA Compliance Officer.

His areas of specialization includes compliance with Titles I, II, and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which mandates equal access for individuals with disabilities. Jay manages the District’s accessibility efforts which encompass providing reasonable workplace accommodations to employees, researching and evaluating auxiliary aids, assessing school and facility access and barrier removal, overseeing website accessibility and compliance, and creating disability awareness through staff training and development.

Jay has worked in disability access since the mid-1990’s and spent more than 25 years developing and leading accessibility strategies and support infrastructure, both domestically and internationally, for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ iconic travel and leisure brands.

In addition to his efforts at Disney, Jay has also worked on accessibility initiatives with several United States government agencies including the Access Board, Transportation Security Administration, and Department of Labor; as well as performing as a subject matter advisor to variety of national and international not-for-profit accessibility organizations.

Education

  • BS in Business Management, Nova Southeastern University

  • Hospitality Certificate, Florida Atlantic University

Certifications

  • Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), International Association of Accessibility Professionals

  • ADA Coordinator Certification (ADAC), University of Missouri-ACTCP

  • Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE) Level II, International Association of Accessibility Professionals