20 Aug 2010

This issue of The Indiana Lawyer features an article about the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It includes an interview with my husband Greg, and touches on his experiences as a lawyer, inclusion and accessibility consultant, and a person with a disability.

Greg, our boys Daniel and Luke, and I had a wonderful trip to Washington, D.C. to commemorate this landmark civil rights legislation. But, as you’ll read in the article, we did encounter some challenges during our visit. A lack of accessibility prevented us from enjoying tourist amenities together. On this trip, when we celebrated how far people with disabilities have come, we were once again reminded of still how far we have to go.

In our many years together, I have had the privilege to be a part of the many advancements that we have made in Central Indiana in terms of access and inclusion. These advancements have made a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, as well as those who love them. The commitment of community leaders to ensuring our spaces are accessible and inclusive has had a tremendous impact on our collective success as a state and as a city.

I hope you enjoy the article.

Mary Beth Fehribach

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