Haben Girma, School’s First Deaf-Blind Student, Profiled in Harvard Law Bulletin

Skadden Fellow Haben Girma was featured in a Harvard Law Bulletin profile that focused on how her tenacity and legal knowledge have helped her overcome obstacles as Harvard Law School’s first deaf-blind student, and how her work as a Fellow will improve education for other people with disabilities (“A Self-Advocate Is Now Also a Legal Advocate,” June 2013). At Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, Calif., Haben will litigate high-impact cases to compel schools to provide accessible instructional materials for disabled students. “Schools are using more and more technology, which is great,” she said. “The problem is, sometimes they’re not thinking about access for students with disabilities. Accessibility is not the cherry on top of the sundae — it should really be something you think about from the start.”