Ed Roberts Day

Posted on - Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

This Blog post was copied from the Disability.gov blog Posted by Diana Z. on Jan 23, 2011 5:38:40 PM in Community Life

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.