Monday, January 24, 2011

Ed Roberts Day - January 23

Posted at the Disability Blog by Diana Z.

Ed Roberts was an international leader and educator in the independent living and disability rights movements. He was the first student with significant disabilities to attend the University of California at Berkeley, and the first person with a disability to serve as director of the California Department of Rehabilitation. Roberts was a co-founder of the World Institute on Disability. In designating every January 23 as “Ed Roberts Day” Congress acknowledges the accomplishments Roberts made in helping reduce barriers, increase access and improve the lives of persons with disabilities across the country.

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