As a child, I looked ahead to the year 2020 and thought it was so far away. I envisioned a futuristic world with advances in technology, medicine, cars and robots. The future is now, and we do in fact have those incredible advances — robot vacuums, self-driving vehicles, medical breakthroughs, and free Wi-Fi everywhere! Technology has become such an extension of us.
That same kid never saw disability as part of my future. It was not even on my radar. I never imagined that when 2020 arrived I would be thinking about the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act or what’s new in spinal cord injury research.