Meet Harvard’s First Deaf-Blind Graduate, Attorney Haben Girma

Harvard graduate Haben Girma was born deaf and blind. Now, at the age of 27, Girma works with the Disability Rights Advocates in California to ensure that other students don’t face discrimination challenges and lack of technology.

Graduating from Harvard Law School says a lot about what can be done when you have the right attitude.

In a visit to the White House earlier this year, celebrating the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, President Obama used the technologies to communicate with Girma.

Girma said “That sends a very empowering message. It reminds the rest of the United States and the rest of the world that having an inclusive attitude ensures that people with disabilities can contribute their talents to society.