Judy Heumann, a prominent advocate for disability rights, has passed away at the age of 75 on March 5, 2023. Throughout her life, Heumann played a pivotal role in the disability rights movement, fighting for equal access to education, employment, and other opportunities for people with disabilities. Her tireless efforts were instrumental in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a crucial piece of legislation that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Many in the disability community and beyond are grieving the loss of Heumann, and her significant contributions to the movement will continue to be felt. This article aims to delve into Heumann’s life, her influence on the disability rights movement, and the circumstances surrounding her passing. Additionally, we will address some commonly asked questions about Heumann and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Table: Judy Heumann
|Judy Heumann is born
|Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is adopted
|Judy Heumann dies at age 75
|The Heumann’s friend announces her death
|Heumann’s passing is mourned by the disabled community, and even beyond.