In Memory of Judith Heumann, Disability Rights Warrior

Color photo of a smiling woman. She's wearing glasses and sitting in a wheelchair. she's holding a book in each hand, one called Being Heumann and one called Rolling Warrior.
Judy Heumann was an indefatigable advocate for people with disabilities.

Judy Heumann, the renowned champion for the rights of people with disabilities, has passed away.

Her lifetime of advocacy includes serving under the Clinton and Obama Administrations, leading the independent living movement, and helping to enact many disability rights laws, including the ADA.

Denied the right to attend school at age five, Judy went on to become the first New York teacher who used a wheelchair.

You may have seen Judy featured in the movie Crip Camp, listened to her podcast, or read one of her books (Being Heumann and Rolling Warrior). If not, we encourage you to do so, as her work remains part of her legacy.

You can join Judy’s memorial service on Wednesday, March 8, at 10:00 am at Adas Israel Congregation in Kay Hall, Washington DC, or watch the livestream with live realtime captioning at this link: Judy-Heumann : Real Time Text (