Women’s Hall of Fame

Lucy Muir

LUCY MUIR contracted rheumatoid arthritis at the age of fourteen. She has used a wheelchair most of her 63 years. She was foster parent for eight teenagers, president of the San mateo County Chapter of the California Association for the Physically Handicapped (CAPH), 1977-1979, focusing her goals on accessible public mass transportation for people with disabilities. In 1979, she co-founded the center for Independence of the Disabled for San Mateo County, served as C.I.D.’s first Board President, Assistant Director, and Executive Director, 1984 to 1986. She is an ongoing legislative advocate for rights of disabled people, provides awareness training on disabilities to all Sam Trans bus driver trainees, teenage students involved in Sam Trans Adopt-A-School program, and nursing students. She is a member of the SMC Paratransit Council, provides daily volunteer services which include community resources for seniors with disabled citizens, serves as an advisor on the Skyline College Disabled Access Committee, and works with the SMC Commission on Disabilities. She has been honored by the cities of Pacifica and Belmont and the Federal Government. In 1990, she started her own computer desktop publishing cottage industry, called Lucy Muir’s enterprises.
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