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:

Try new approach to serving the mentally ill

Be aware of toll stress from change can take on your body

Those who are immunocompromised should continue to mask up

Advocate disabled in accident as teen helped others live with purpose

Feeling invisible has consequences

Following medical advice, taking prescribed medication make a difference

Disability can be opportunity for rewarding challenge

Pregnant women at risk of passing genetic disorder face fewer options

Knowledge can ease life with disability

Disability doesn’t have to be barrier to adventure

Security gaps of electronic medical records

Getting health coverage for travel out of the country

The harmful effects of noise pollution

Volunteers make life easier for cancer patients

Employers should look to retirees, disabled to fill jobs

Vulnerable people still live in pandemic’s shadow

Simple changes make fashion accessible

The challenges of medical diagnosis

First step in treating neurological illnesses: Identifying the problem

We don’t have much control over how we age

When possible, removing barriers is important — and required

Convincing vaccine skeptics takes time

Disabilities shouldn’t stop summer job seekers

Don’t ignore signs of heart disease

The crucial importance of COVID-19 vaccine

How to cope with long-term stress caused by COVID-19

After 100 years of vocational rehabilitation, programs lack adequate funding

Online chess tournament for people with disabilities draws hundreds worldwide

Hidden disabilities may be difficult to unmask

Difficulties of finding a primary care doctor

Max Evans, 1924-2020: Author, soldier, cowboy chronicled changing West

Face-friendly masks for the hearing impaired

Face mask rules may need modifying for disabled

Residential care facilities leave elderly more at risk

It may be time to revisit your do not resuscitate order

The importance of taking social distancing seriously

Santa Fe speech, language pathologist to make service trip to Kenya

Employer guide to workers with disabilities

Children’s Museum is improving access for kids with disabilities

Preparation for epidemics lacking

Transportation in Santa Fe region a challenge for seniors with disabilities

Few vets access aid benefit to increase pension

Treating traumatic injuries to the brain

Self-acceptance after stroke at birth helped man flourish

Overcoming obstacles to employment opportunities

Website accessibility act not exactly a new idea

Promising treatment for bladder condition

When physical therapy benefits end, consider personal trainer

Gene editing may help some deaf hear

New technology, good medical staff lessen stress of radiation treatment

Lesnic strives to be accessible to all patrons

Disabilty may hinder one’s sexuality

Medical debt often raises credit issues for disabled

Disabling conditions may lead to addiction to opioids

Living with prostate cancer

Inaccessible polling sites affect voting by disabled

Integrated Employment Status

An end-of-life directive ensures dying wishes

For prostate cancer, older men should consider test

Bill would make it harder to sue businesses over access issues

Memories of flu epidemic linger in Santa Fe

Knowing the ins and outs of medical deductions

Have your personal health records at your fingertips

Depression Is No Laughing Matter Despite SNL Jokes

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


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



  • 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