White House Honors Ralph Braun

Last month, Ralph Braun, founder of the Braun Corporation, was honored at the White House as one of 14 Champions of Change. The champions were recognized as leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for people with disabilities.

“The leaders we’ve selected as Champions of Change are proving that when the playing field is level, people with disabilities can excel in STEM, develop new products, create scientific inventions, open successful businesses, and contribute equally to the economic and educational future of our country,” said Kareem Dale, special assistant to the president for disability policy.

The Champions of Change program is part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector selects champions, from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, who are recognized for serving and strengthening their communities.

Braun, whose company produces accessible vehicles, was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy in 1947.