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Judy Heumann

Judy Heumann

Pronouns: she, her — Twitter: @judithheumann

Judy Heumann is a life long disability rights activist, recognized internationally as a leader in the disability community. Her work with governments and non governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profits, and various other disability interest groups, has produced significant contributions since the 1970s to the development of human rights legislation and policies benefiting children and adults with disabilities. Through her work in the World Bank and the State Department, Heumann led the mainstreaming of disability rights into international development. Her contributions extended the international reach of the independent living movement.

Fireside Chat with the Legendary Judith Heumann

Join Judith Heumann and Adriana Mallozzi as they discuss the disability rights movement and Heumann’s extraordinary life.