Judy Heumann: She Was Called the Mother of the Disability Rights Movement

From an AP obit by Brian P.D. Hannon headlined “Judy Heumann, disability rights activist, dies at 75”:

Judy Heumann, a renowned activist who helped secure legislation protecting the rights of disabled people, has died at age 75.

The news of her passing on Saturday in Washington, D.C., was posted on her website and social media accounts and confirmed by the American Association of People with Disabilities.

Heumann, who lost her ability to walk at age 2 after contracting polio, has been called the “mother of the disability rights movement” for her longtime advocacy on behalf of disabled people through protests and legal action, her website says.