From The Washington Post
Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, a far-reaching measure that enacted a series of changes improving public access for people with disabilities and protecting them from discrimination.
Kareem Dale is associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and a special assistant to President Obama on disability policy, the first such adviser. He is legally blind and uses a cane when he walks.
Dale, a graduate of the University of Illinois law school, met Obama in 1998 when he invited the then-state senator to speak to the school’s Black Law Students Association. He joined Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 as an adviser on disability policy. He spoke on Friday about the law’s impact on federal policy and the general public.
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