Ed Roberts’s Day 01/23/14
“There are only two kinds of people in the world:
the disabled, and the yet-to-be-disabled” -Ed Roberts
Ed Roberts was a pioneering leader of the disabilities rights
movement in the 1960’s and became the first student with severe
disabilities to attend the University of California, Berkeley.
Ed advocated for inclusion of persons with disabilities while at UC
Berkeley, forming the first student led disability services program in
the country and was the head of the Berkeley Center for Independent
Living (CIL), the first independent living service and advocacy
program run by and for people with disabilities.