The Legacy Wall draws attention to important figures in disability history and serves as a permanent monument for all who visit.
Deidre Davis Butler, who used a wheelchair as a result of spinal cord damage, championed the rights of people with disabilities. As an attorney, she helped draft the Americans With Disabilities Act, and was dedicated to making sure that everyone had equal access to resources and support.
Like all great leaders, Betty was a great listener. She listened to other self-advocates about issues that mattered to them like competitive employment.
A passionate advocate for the rights, education and employment of blind people everywhere, Anil currently serves as the executive director of Blindness Initiatives for the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, MD, where he leads a dynamic team of individuals responsible for the creation, development, implementation, and replication of innovative projects and programs throughout a nationwide network of affiliates that work to positively affect the education, employment, and quality of life of all blind people.
Maryland Work Incentives Coordinator, Susan Picerno, shares a “pre-ADA story” in celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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On May 7th each year, we are charged with breaking down obstacles on National Barrier Awareness Day.
At our Annual Women’s Tea, everyone has a story and everyone’s opinion counts. Sometimes, when we go through health issues we can feel alone. This is a time when we can get together and say, “sister, you are not alone!”
Lois Curtis is a black artist and activist who fought for the right to live in the community and to be provided adequate support. Her case went to the Supreme Court in the now-famous L.C. v. Olmstead decision.
Brad Lomax, a member of the Black Panther Party, was unflinching in his advocacy around Black empowerment and disability rights.