We are excited to host this special opportunity for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to engage with civil rights legend and CommunicationFIRST Board Member Judy Heumann! Judy's memoir, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, was released in early 2020, and her early experiences as a disability rights activist were featured in the critically acclaimed 2020 documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, now available on Netflix.
This talk show-style webinar will be moderated by two prominent AAC users -- one (CommunicationFIRST Policy Director Bob Williams) who lobbied for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, and the other (UC Berkeley Senior Hari Srinivasan) who was born after its passage and is thus a member of the "ADA generation."
AAC users are encouraged to send questions in advance!
American Sign Language and CART (live captioning) will be provided.
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/AACHeumann
To learn more about Judy, see her CommunicationFIRST bio here, check out Being Heumann, watch Crip Camp (on Netflix), watch her TED Talk, see this 2016 interview she did with then-high school student and AAC user Samuel Habib, and watch this Comedy Central Drunk History episode about the 504 sit-in she helped lead in 1977.
To learn more about Bob, see his CommunicationFIRST bio here, check out this video of him on the 20th anniversary of the ADA ten years ago, and read this tribute about his involvement in the passage of the ADA written for Apostrophe magazine by Bob Perske.
To learn more about Hari, see his bio on his blog Uniquely Hari, read his November 2019 article about Judy in The Daily Cal, and watch Crip Camp Conversation #3, moderated by the late Stacey Milburn Park on May 4, 2020, in which he was a participant.