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Judith Heumann smiling in wheelchair at end of indoor ramp (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

The enduring legacy of Judith Heumann [video]

Judith Heumann, who died March 4, spent more than five decades working for the rights of people with disabilities.
Sara Minkara showing two children how to use cane (© Tom Fitzsimmons)

State Department’s Sara Minkara, champion of disability rights

Sara Minkara built a career as an advocate for people with disabilities. Learn what she is doing now at the State Department.
Man in wheelchair at rally with others holding signs (© AP Images)

How 150 Americans took over a building and changed disability law

Forty years ago a law gave civil rights protections to people with disabilities. But activists fought for those rights with a monthlong sit-in.
People walking outdoors. (© AP Images)

How human rights diplomacy turns into real change

“Human rights” can sound like an abstraction, but the work governments do to protect human rights can make the difference between life and death.

Democracy for All

In celebration of Human Rights Week, four top diplomats of the U.S. Department of State will participate in a live, interactive webchat.
Paralympic athlete pushing off the starting blocks on a running track (© AP Images)

Paralympians Without Limits: Celebrating Disability Inclusion

On August 4 at 17:00 UTC, join us for a webchat on how the Americans with Disabilities Act helped Paralympians and other athletes.
Judith E. Heumann and Doudly Elius (State Dept./Sherry L. Brukbacher)

How one man is helping women with disabilities find a better...

Getting a job with a disability in Haiti can be difficult, especially for women. Learn how one man is empowering them with skills and support.

Find out what makes a successful civil rights advocate

What would you ask a renowned civil rights activist? Join Judith Heumann, a long-time advocate for disability rights, for a webchat December 3 at 13:00 UTC.

What is a U.S. college like for a student with a...

Learn what the U.S. college experience is like from a person with disabilities. Join the discussion with leaders and advocacy groups on Nov. 19.