Even though I am blind, I never really gave much thought to the iconic trailblazer of more than one hundred years ago. I am speaking, of course, of Helen Keller. Her story became mythic with the publication of her memoir, a standard for reading lists in classrooms around the world…

The general election season for the Presidency is officially open with more than 122 million people viewing the Democratic National Convention across digital platforms. I, for one, remain awestruck by the powerful message delivered by our Democratic candidates, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. They convincingly made the case that this…

I have had so many lucky opportunities in my life to meet ‘celebrities’ from all aspects of our culture. While I have fond memories of them all, there are two that are particularly relevant to me this week.

During the summer of 2016, I was a delegate to the DNC…

I am over the age of 60, blind and diabetic. So if I contract the Coronavirus, do I stand a chance at getting treatment, or is my life over?

This is the question that is on the minds of millions of people with disabilities as the virus spreads in the…

Janni Lehrer-Stein

Disability rights advocate; two term appointee by President Obama to National Council on Disability; Senior Policy Advisor to HFA; wife, mom, SF resident!

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