Kleo J. King

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    • Media Contact:
      Ahvi Spindell
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Senior Vice President, Accessibility Services
    • Organization:United Spinal Association
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Summary of expertise:
      Kleo King has worked in the accessibility field for over twenty years as a legal advisor and attorney primarily in the areas of housing, transportation and access to public accommodations. She is also active in the regulatory process involving the rights of people with disabilities.
      Ms. King served as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Delivery of Legal Services to the Disabled and as a member of the Committee's Planning Board. She also was an active member of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities and was the chairperson from July 1997 until June 2000. Ms. King served as a member of the United States Access Boards Courthouse Access Advisory Committee from November 2004 November 2006.
      Working with the New York City Housing Authority to ensure that is was providing the housing to individuals with disabilities pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act,
      Books/articles published:
      She has contributed to several publications, including the Lawyers Cooperative Publishings Americans with Disabilities Practice and Compliance Manual; Representing People with Disabilities, published by the New York State Bar Association; and Rights of People with Disabilities, published by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
      Awards/associations/memberships:
      Representative assignments on which Ms. King has worked include:
      Working with Moynihan Station Development Corporation on the accessibility requirements of the American with Disabilities Act and local building codes for access to train platforms and the station,
      Ensuring that Lincoln Centers new Jazz at Lincoln Center venue and its existing campus, including Alice Tully Hall, the Film Society, and the Josie Robinson Plaza complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act and local building code requirements,
      Reviewing PepsiCo facilities for usability for people with disabilities,
      Working with the New York City Housing Authority to ensure that is was providing the housing to individuals with disabilities pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act,
      Provides training on Fair Housing Amendments Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Air Carrier Access Act, and the Rehabilitation Act, and
      Provides a legal perspective to facilities

      Prior media experience:
      Mostly Off camera.
      Educational background:
      Ms. King received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law and is admitted to the Virginia and New York State Bars. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Virginia Bar Association.

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