Wendy Carol Roth, October 17, 1952 - March 14, 2001 Wendy Carol Roth was born on October 17 in 1952 in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in East Norwich on Long Island. She earned her bachelor's degree from Princeton and her master's in communication from Stanford. The work that she is best known for is entitled "Easy Access to National Parks: The Sierra Club Guide for People With Disabilities". Roth's reason for writing the book was evident in her condition. She had contracted multiple sclerosis 30 years ago and was disappointed to discover that she could not enjoy the outdoors since she was confined to a wheel chair. Before the writing of this book, Roth was a television producer who worked with Phil Donahue on many programs and developed and wrote a miniseries for NBC on human behavior in 1986. After writing the book, Roth worked together with the National Park Foundation to improve accessibility for the disabled in more than 100 national parks. The organization was called Easy Access Parks Challenge, and it raised money for the express purpose of funding the improvements and making parks pleasant to visit for the disabled. In 2000, Roth received the National Education Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Roth died from complications from multiple sclerosis at the age of 48 in her home in Santa Barbara, California.