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Meet Haben Girma, Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate

November 19, 2015

By Arthur Chatora on November 18, 2015 — Haben Girma was born deaf-blind but she had access to opportunities afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Girma is Harvard Law School’s first deaf-blind graduate and her academic achievements have catapulted her advocacy career, fighting for the rights of people with disabilities

Haben Girma poses with President Obama at a White House ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (White House photo/Courtesy of Haben Girma)

Eritrean-American Haben Girma, who is the first deaf-blind graduate at Harvard Law School’s story is a true inspiration.

Girma’s extraordinary story highlights her courage and determination despite physical challenges, and she is living proof that disability is certainly no barrier to achieving academic excellence.

Girma is an attorney who “advocates for the civil rights of persons with disabilities. A celebrated speaker, she provided the introductory remarks for the 25th Anniversary of the ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] at the White House”.

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