Stephanie Enyart has 20 years’ experience advocating for people with disabilities. After joining AFB, Stephanie launched the Public Policy and Research Institute, which conducts mixed-methods research that informs AFB’s policy advocacy. She provides strategic leadership for the policy and research functions across the key focus areas of education, employment, aging, and the intersectional issues of technology and transportation.
Prior to AFB, Stephanie worked for the Corporation for National and Community Service as the Disability & Inclusion Advisor where she provided thousands of nonprofit grantee organizations with inclusion guidance and resources. Other previous experience includes advocating for the disability community as a Skadden Foundation Fellow for Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, CA, and the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, D.C. Enyart spent over a decade working in state and federal government and has extensive experience in nonprofit and community organizing.
Stephanie holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where she served as an Editor-in-Chief of Recent Developments for the UCLA Women’s Law Journal. During law school she also founded the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities and served as its first President.
Expertise: Advocacy, Aging, Education, Employment, Inclusion practices
Recent statements and publications:
- American Foundation for the Blind Statement on Introduction of S.1, 'For the People Act' (May 10, 2021)
- Don’t Let Ability to Drive Dictate Access to Vaccine (March 8, 2021)
- American Foundation for the Blind Urges Congress to Consider Needs of People with Disabilities in Coronavirus Policies (December 14, 2020)
- American Foundation for the Blind Letter to Congress on Federal Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (August 10, 2020)
- Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: What Has the Blind and Low Vision Community Gained? (February 9, 2020)
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