Washington, DC (September 21, 2020)—The American Foundation for the Blind mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who played a pivotal role in disability history with her opinion in the landmark Olmstead v. L.C. decision, wherein the Supreme Court ruled that unjustified segregation of people with disabilities constitutes discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In solidarity with all who recognize Justice Ginsburg’s work in advancing disability rights, the American Foundation for the Blind will honor her legacy by striving to create a world of no limits for people with vision loss. On behalf of the AFB community, we extend our sincerest condolences to her family.
# # #
About the American Foundation for the Blind
Founded in 1921, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that creates a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. AFB mobilizes leaders, advances understanding, and champions impactful policies and practices using research and data. AFB is proud to steward the Helen Keller Archive, maintain and expand the digital collection, and honor the more than 40 years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB. Visit: www.afb.org