Shannon M. Mulhall, NIC, ADAC, CASp, is the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for the City of Fresno, CA and a certified sign language interpreter.
Mulhall approaches all aspects of accessibility with an encouraging educational focus and an emphasis on the positive role everyone can play in providing equal opportunities to all members of the public. She is keenly interested in exploring ways to expand community outreach, website/technology accessibility, whole community preparedness, and effective communication.
Mulhall developed the Accessible Fresno Small Business Initiative, a collective of programs that encourage businesses to take proactive steps toward construction related accessibility compliance. The initiative includes a program providing free CASp inspections for eligible small businesses as well as training, education, and outreach for businesses and business-serving entities.
Mulhall has a wide range of experience providing workshops and trainings locally and nationally for entities including but not limited to the ADA National Network, National ADA Symposium, California Council of the Blind, CSUN National Center on Deafness, CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, Fresno County Economic Development Corporation, the American Public Works Association Central CA, and International Right of Way Association. She develops and conducts staff trainings on a reoccurring basis, partners with local community organizations serving individuals with disabilities to provide community education seminars, and is regularly requested to guest lecturer in courses at local colleges and universities on topics related to ADA and inclusion.
Mulhall actively serves the community in a variety of ways, including participation on the Health Net State Wide Public Policy Committee, State Center Community College District Disabled Students Services Advisory Council, Fresno County Voter Accessibility Advisory Committee, Citizen Corps Council, and chairing the Earthquake Country Alliance Seniors & People with Disabilities Committee. For over a decade she served on the leadership team for Central CA Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an organization providing continuing education opportunities for professional interpreters.