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  1. She was a force of nature

    That's what Edward Kennedy, Jr., head of the American Association of People with Disabilities, said about the great activist Marca Bristo, who has died at 66. She was one of the architects of the Americans With Disabilities Act and also founded the huge and influential services agency Access Living in Chicago. She then went on to found the National Council on Independent Living and become policy advisor to presidents and congressmen, traveling the world as an advocate for accessibility.
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