Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Citizens Medal

President Obama has given the 2nd-highest civilian honor to the woman who championed the Deaf Child's Bill of Rights in Georgia. Kimberly McGuiness was given the The Citizens Medal. She began working on behalf of deaf children after learning her one year old daughter was deaf. The legislation requires schools in the state to provide equal learning opportunities for the deaf. She also advocated for a law allowing ASL to fulfill foreign language requirements at state schools.