A Call to Action
By Marty Klein
For over twenty years, I have had a desire to help upgrade the standard of living for all people with disabilities by getting the people of our country to see how our government has been, and still is, discriminating against us in one very specific way. Since the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 and the more recent incredible advances in technology, there is absolutely no reason why the military couldn’t allow many servicemen and women to continue their military careers after being wounded. Disabled soldiers who are still high-functioning should have the chance to transition to a noncombat position and continue to serve their country with dignity.
Right now, there is no such policy for the vast majority of solders.
I lost my sight while serving in the Air Force, and over the years have become a respected, published author as well as a strong advocate for empowering people with disabilities. Now seems to be the perfect time for me to combine my skills with those of others and bring this important issue into the light.