Image Source: U.S. Access Board.
Independence Now joins the disability rights community and the nation in mourning the passing of Larry Roffee, a dedicated advocate for accessibility and a distinguished leader in the realm of disability rights. Larry leaves behind a legacy of empowerment and positive change.
Independence Now benefited greatly from Larry’s love of photography. After his retirement from the US Access Board, Larry had a mission to take proud and powerful pictures of people with disabilities. These pictures are a part of Independence Now’s website, printed materials, and often social media because Larry’s pictures captured the essence of disability pride in a way that is unmatched.
Larry Roffee’s legacy will forever be intertwined with the stories and images of those he touched through his work and his unwavering commitment to creating a more accessible and inclusive world. His memory will continue to inspire generations of advocates, reminding us all that change is possible when driven by passion, empathy, and a genuine desire for equality. Larry’s wife, Maggie Roffee, was a founding member of Independence Now.
Rest in Power, Larry, and thank you.