On Thursday, Ambassador Boyden Gray spoke on a panel commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University:
Clayland Boyden Gray, founding partner of the D.C.-based law firm Boyden Gray & Associates LLP., shared a story about Evan Kamp, who graduated third in his class from Virginia Law School, and was unable to get a job in the early 1960’s because he was disabled.
“This of course would never happen today, but that’s a measure of how far we’ve come,” Boyden said. “To think that someone in the early 60’s could not get a job because they were in a wheelchair.”
In addition to the ADA’s success in terms of public acceptance for those with disabilities, Boyden said the act has also had an international impact.
Rylie Hester, Bush School Panel Commemmorates 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, The Battalion, Nov. 6, 2015.
Ambassador Gray’s fellow panelists included Lex Frieden and Larisa DeSantis.