Accessibility Services provides consulting services devoted exclusively to making our built environment accessible to people with disabilities. Our goal is to assist property owners and designers as they navigate the myriad of accessibility requirements that apply to any given facility – both at the state and federal levels – accessibility consulting including plan review, site assessment and training.
Our group of professionals, including certified accessibility specialists, plan examiners, attorneys, architects and code enforcement officials is skilled in applying state and federal accessibility requirements, including, American with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing, Section 504 and state/local accessibility requirements to your project.
Dominic Marinelli has been with the United Spinal Association for 23 years. Mr. Marinelli provides continuing education to members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). He is a Contract Instructor for the International Codes Council (ICC) and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Pratt’s Center for Continuing & Professional Studies in New York City.
|Mr. Marinelli is a certified Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Code Council and serves on various committees including American National Standard Institute Residential Committee which he serves as Chair. He also represented United Spinal Association on the US Access Board’s Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Committee.|
|Mr. Marinelli holds a Master of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is certified in code enforcement by the New York State Department of State Codes Division and as an Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Codes Council (ICC).|
|Jimmy J. Zuehl
Jimmy J. Zuehl has been working in the field of architecture for over 10 years. He has been active in the process of architecture throughout his career and has seen the completion of numerous projects including projects in New York City. His experience ranges from single family custom residential homes and multi-family housing, to unique mixed use large scale suburban and urban complexes.
|As our Architectural Specialist, Mr. Zuehl brings important expertise and knowledge about the process of architecture including design, architectural documentation and construction administration. He is proficient in AutoCAD and Photoshop. His duties at United Spinal Association include accessibility training, technical assistance, plan review, site assessments, accessible design and code development. Mr. Zuehl represents United Spinal Association on several Universal Design groups.|
|Mr. Zuehl has a Bachelor of Architecture from the San Diego New School of Architecture and Design. He also holds a minor in Urban Studies.|
|Jennifer L. Perry
Jennifer Perry has been with United Spinal Association since 1998. Ms. Perry provides continuing education to members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chapters in Philadelphia, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Maryland, Illinois and New Jersey. In addition, Jennifer is certified by Pennsylvania’s Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) to provide instruction on accessibility requirements to Code Enforcement Officials in the Commonwealth.
|A certified Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Code Council and a registered provider of Continuing Education by the American Institute of Architects, Jennifer holds a BA in Political Science and French from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.|
|Timothy P. Casamento
New York State Licensed Professional Engineer
Mr. Casamento has over 26 years of professional experience. In 1998 he formed Ahern Contractors, Structural Steel Group and was responsible for all estimating, engineering and project management for steel rehabilitation work. Mr. Casamento established his own consulting business in 2003. He acts as an engineering consultant on various steel rehabilitation projects and residential design projects.
|As our structural engineer, Mr. Casamento brings expertise and knowledge about the building process, including estimating costs and providing engineered solutions for issues identified in existing structures.|
|Mr. Casamento received a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology in 1982. Mr. Casamento is an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Construction, and a life member of Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society.|
|Kleo J. King
Senior Vice President
Kleo King has worked in the accessibility field for over 23 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 Board’s Courthouse Access Advisory Committee from November 2004 – November 2006.|
|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. She has contributed to several publications, including the Lawyers Cooperative Publishing’s Americans with Disabilities Practice and Compliance Manual; the New York State Bar Association’s Representing People with Disabilities; and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Rights of People with Disabilities.|
Accessibility Compliance Specialist
Tim Perry is the newest member of the team, joining United Spinal Association in 2011. He has over 6 years of experience in the home building field with particular involvement with kitchen and bath design and valuable knowledge in construction pricing. Mr. Perry also has vast experience in reviewing existing building sites and providing recommendations to ensure accessibility and compliance with applicable codes.
Tim holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA and has been an educator for several years. His teaching background and expertise enhance the many training opportunities we offer our clients.