National Council on Disability (NCD).
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Subject:||Public officers (Appointments, resignations and dismissals)|
|Publication:||Name: Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 American Foundation for the Blind ISSN: 0145-482X|
|Issue:||Date: August, 2011 Source Volume: 105 Source Issue: 8|
|Topic:||Event Code: 540 Executive changes & profiles|
|Organization:||Government Agency: United States. National Council on Disability|
|Persons:||Named Person: Lehrer-Stein, Janice; Terry, Clyde E.|
Five months after being nominated by President Barack Obama, Janice
Lehrer-Stein and Clyde E. Terry were recently confirmed as new members
of the National Council on Disability (NCD) by the U.S. Senate. Ms.
Lehrer-Stein is a national trustee of the Foundation Fighting Blindness
(FFB) who's been an active supporter of its mission. She plans, as
an NCD member, to help further FFB's work toward equal access,
education, and opportunity for all Americans. Ms. Lehrer-Stein has a
bachelor's degree from Yale and a juris doctor degree from
University of Toronto. She practiced as a labor and employment
discrimination litigator in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco,
California. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Disability
Rights Advocates, a nonprofit law firm, as well as a member of the Board
of Directors of Medical Research Charities.
Mr. Terry is the chief executive officer of Granite State Independent Living in Concord, New Hampshire. Previously, he was the executive director of the New Hampshire Developmental Disabilities Council. Mr. Terry's work has included spearheading a national coalition of disability organizations on election reform and election accessibility. In this role, he coauthored "Voters Denied Equal Access at the Polls; A Status Report of the Accessibility of Polling Places in the United States" in 2001. Terry received a bachelor's degree from Emerson College and a juris doctor degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
As an independent federal agency, the 15-member NCD advocates for people with disabilities by advising the president, Congress, and various federal agencies on disability-specific policies and programs. Among its many accomplishments since its creation in 1978, NCD drafted the first version of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was enacted in 1990. For more information, contact: National Council on Disability, 1331 F Street Northwest, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004; web site:
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