My career began before I even knew it. I started learning how to draw shapes with a t-square and a pencil on an elementary school desk during the last 30 minutes of grade school. During middle school and high school I would enter regional and state drafting competitions always taking a ribbon. I would stay after school to work on competition projects and learn how to use AutoCAD. Then, an opportunity presented itself at the end of my senior year in high school and I was hired on as a draftsman at an Architecture and Interior Design firm. While working there full time, I developed my design skills and studied architecture at UTA. I created reThink Access, an accessibility consulting firm to help educate and inform the public about access in the environment that we engage in everyday.
As an accessibility specialist I believe that I have a responsibility and an opportunity to make a difference. With over 20 years of experience working in Architecture, I was raised with making design decisions that relate directly to access. My goal for reThink Access is to assist building owners and design professionals to ensure that they have removed architectural barriers and provided accessible buildings and facilities for everyone.
I enjoy taking from my own professional experiences to provide solutions through articles that cover accessibility topics and research of the Accessibility Standards. I also provide information to everyone through my social media accounts with the Access Is Everywhere posts.
Please visit my website, www.rethinkaccess.com, to learn more about me and my firm.
Clint Ryan, RAS