Before I went to CELA this spring, I hadn’t met anyone who used a wheelchair. I mean, sometimes when family members took my grandmother to a mall or Disney World, they’d grab a wheelchair to help her get around because of her sore knees, but that’s about it.
I followed CELA's New York team around Capitol Hill last week as they visited more than 25 congressional offices. I think I hit about 8-10 of those as I followed different people around during the day.
When Paul Tobin gave the keynote speech at CELA yesterday, he wanted the audience to know what they’d be up against on the Hill today—deep-seated attitudes about disability that most people don’t even know they have.