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Fireside Chat with Judy Heumann

November 18, 2022

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Welcome to 3Play Media’s Allied Podcast, a show on all things accessibility. This month’s episode features a fireside chat with lifelong disability rights advocate Judy Heumann.

Judy has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation such as Section 504, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Judy has 20 years of non-profit experience working with various disability organizations, including being a founding member of the Berkeley Center for Independent Living and serving on a number of non-profit boards.

Judy has also written a memoir, been featured in an Oscar-nominated documentary, and produces a podcast called “The Heumann Perspective.”

In this conversation, which was recorded live in August 2022, Judy discusses her personal story, key issues taking place in today’s accessibility landscape, and where the future of accessibility advocacy is headed.

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