The American Foundation for the Blind will honor a Maryland congressman and two U.S. senators who were instrumental in the passage of the American Disabilities Act.
The honorees are Md. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-5th, and Sens. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.
The awards are to be presented March 13 at a benefit dinner at "Twin Oaks" Estate in Washington.
The act, signed into law on last July 26, provides opportunities in employment, education, and social and recreational settings for more that 40 million Americans with disabilities.
The proceeds of the dinner will go for expansion of educational programs serving newborns, infants, and children who are visually impaired, their families, and educational agencies.
Ticket information is available from the foundation's Mid-Atlantic Regional Center at 212-457-1487.