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Happy Presidents' Day

As we celebrate Presidents' Day, we honor the leaders who have shaped the course of our nation's history.  Today is a reminder of their dedication, leadership, and the enduring principles that have defined the United States.

In the spirit of this day, let’s look at Presidents who had a disability that many Americans may not have known about.

  • William Jefferson Clinton, 1946- (hearing impairment)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, (learning disability)
  • John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, (learning disability, chronic pain)
  • James Madison, 1751-1836, (epilepsy)
  • Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, (hearing impairment)
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945, (polio)
  • George Washington, 1732-1799, (learning disability)
  • Woodrow Wilson, 1856-1924, (learning disability)

Despite facing disabilities these leaders have made significant contributions and have shaped our nation. William Jefferson Clinton said “We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.” 

At the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) we support, equip, and empower individuals with disabilities throughout DoD to obtain equity, inclusion, and accessibility to information and communication technology to ensure work environments are more accessible to civilians and military Service members with hearing, vision, dexterity, cognitive, and communication impairments.  



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