Sarah Malaier, who joined AFB in 2016, leads strategy for the organization's public policy advocacy and contributes to research initiatives through analysis, advocacy, and human subjects protections. Working on a broad portfolio of issues, she has advocated for accessible transportation, prepared letters urging Congress and the Department of Education to protect the rights of students who are blind or have low vision during COVID-19, and developed a scan of employment services in the blindness field.
Sarah serves as Co-Chair for the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities Transportation Task Force, a cross-disability coalition, which advocates with the federal government for accessible, affordable, and effective transportation for people with disabilities. She also chairs AFB’s Institutional Review Board.
Previously, Sarah contributed to AFB's advocacy to prevent the watering down of the Americans with Disabilities Act, coordination of fly-in days for the Cogswell-Macy Act, and the development of the 21st Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss, among other advocacy efforts.
Sarah holds an MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Political Science and German from the University of Alabama.
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