a handsome businessman wearing a necktie talking on the phoneWinnegar Consulting provides consultation on proposal and program development, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, reasonable accommodations, employment, independent living, rehabilitation research, assistive technology, vocational rehabilitation and Native American Outreach.

Mr. Winnegar serves as an Advisory Board member of the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program. He also provides technical assistance for the Southwest ADA Center, Independent Living Research, and Utilization (ILRU) of the TIRR at Memorial Hermann, the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR) and the San Juan Center for Independence.

Mr. Winnegar is a graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Wisconsin-Stout holding a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation.

Mr. Winnegar’s career in the field of rehabilitation includes working in Independent Living, community rehabilitation, public schools and as the Deputy Director for the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for twenty years. In that capacity, he served as Principal Investigator for many innovative federal grant programs.

Newspaper Columns:

New bill designed to make hearing aids more affordable

Rehabilitation isn’t easy

Cybercriminals are getting cagier with their scams

Achilles athletes shine in Boston Marathon

‘Obamacare’ replacement could hurt patients with pre-existing conditions

‘Orphan drugs’ no lifeline if you can’t afford them

Communication boards aren’t only for TV characters

Making a home accessible can be costly

Prison can mean losing cane, wheelchair or even prosthetic leg

Presidents have often kept illness under wraps

Trump is poster child for ‘ableism’

Getting to the ballot box isn’t always easy

Accessibility isn’t just about doors; it’s about portals

Santa Fe business leaders weren’t held back by dyslexia

Fake service dogs can cause trouble for people with real ones

When Fido is not just a friend, but a lifesaver

Understanding Disability: Focus on ‘livability’ helps everyone

Understanding Disability: Vision-impaired woman on mission to improve Alta Vista Street crossings

There’s room for growth in ADA-compliant transportation

Understanding Disability: Need for caregivers in state grows, data shows

Advocate groups push for deaf-friendly media

Understanding Disability: Rise of technology benefits visually impaired

Understanding Disability: Baby boomers postponing retirement

Commentary: Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25, but still has work to do

Understanding Disability: Surviving life during and after cancer

Understanding Disability: Tax credits available for those with disabilities

Smart Phones Can Benefit Seniors

Medical cannabis users not protected by ADA

Discovering work that matches one’s interests is worth the time

Understanding Disability: ADA protects people who have disabilities

Employers can reach out to workers with disabilities

Many with mental illness fail to seek help despite high rates of recovery

Understanding Disability: Assitive tech opens doors for people with disabilities

Understanding Disability: Dealing with low back pain

Publications:

Opportunities for Research to Improve Employment for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Region VI ADA Training Evaluation Report – September, 2013

AT Program News – Web Accessibility Growing Pains – Winter, 2013

Podcasts:

Presentations:

  • 2012 Assistive Technology Conference Americans with Disabilities Act-Reasonable Accommodations
  • Small Business Reasonable Accommodation Plan 2010 Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) George Washington University National Employment Conference
  • 2007 Don Ross Invited Lecturer – Early Deployment of Reasonable Accommodations for State Government Workers. RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineer and Assistive Technology Society of North America) Conference