January 23rd is the birthday of Ed Roberts, the disability rights activist. Ed Roberts fought for equal access for people with disabilities in a number of areas including education, and helped found the independent living movement. Since 2010, January 23rd has been designated as Ed Roberts Day in California where Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed it into law. Ed Roberts If you are interested in learning more about and celebrating Ed Roberts Day, visiting the website of the Youth Organizing! Disabled & Proud website would be a good place to start. Happy Ed Roberts Day!